London Tea from New English Teas. . . .

I know you aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover but I have to confess that sometimes I try a tea based on the tin or packaging. All-in-All this really doesn’t have any sway on the outcome of what I think of the tea inside but I have to say clever and colorful packaging grabs my eye!

This London Tea from New English Teas did just that. The tin is lovely! It’s a deep red with 3 different faces of authority (for lack of better words) on the sides. They are in full uniform, too. On the 4th side of the tin you can read about the location of the tea company.

This is a standard black tea that I’m sure is what they use for many of their bases but it’s bold and dark and just about everything you look for in a hearty morning tea or afternoon pick-me-up. This could very well please the masses!

And I’m not going to lie…I’m going to keep and prominently display the decorative tin!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black
Where to Buy: New English Teas

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

San Lin Xi Oolong from Harney & Sons. . . .

San Lin Xi Oolong from Harney & Sons is an overly comforting tea that I have been enjoying as of late. I know I have said that about other teas in the past but with as much tea as we drink here at SororiTea Sisters it has to be something REALLY special to wedge it into that ‘overly comforting’ category.

It’s just one of those teas that you verbally let out an “ummmmm” or ‘yummm’ as soon as it hits your tongue and swishes around in your mouth. It instantly put a smile on my face.

Harney & Sons San Lin Xi Oolong is a Taiwanese high mountain (Gao shan) oolong. It’s from the middle of the Nantou District, between Li Shan to the north and Ali San in the South. It’s lightly oxidized yet sweet and buttery. It has a medium strength for an oolong and works well with multiple infusions.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Oolong
Where to Buy:  Harney & Sons
Description

We are pleased to expand our offering of Taiwanese high mountain (Gao shan) oolongs. This tea is from the middle of the Nantou District, between Li Shan to the north and Ali San in the South. It is a lovely lightly oxidized oolong.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Organic Assam Tonganagaon from Simpson & Vail. . . .

While searching for some pretty unique yet powerful black teas – one MUST try the offerings of Simpson & Vail!

If you have been following the Sororitea Sisters for a while you probably aren’t a stranger to that company and for good reason…they have some pretty fantastic teas!

This time around I would like to share with you Simpson & Vail’s Organic Assam Tonganagaon. It’s not a tea that stayed in my tea stash for long – that is for sure! I sipped it up pretty quick – it’s just that good!

S&V state on their website that – In the northeastern state of Assam in India, along the Brahmaputra River grow the hearty, malty Assam teas. The heavy rainfall and hot, humid day time temperatures in this area create the perfect green house like environment for growth, as well as helping to create the unique taste found only in Assam teas. Their distinct flavor can be enjoyed “as is”; however, Assam teas are often used in conjunction with other teas to create numerous blends, specifically breakfast teas. This small estate is located in Northeast India near the Namdapha National Park, which is recognized as one of India’s richest areas of biodiversity.

I fully agree with their assessment that this is a delicious Assam! The medium-black, slightly tippy leaves brew to a medium amber cup with a delightful, well-bodied malty taste…just what I look for in an Assam!

Yet another WIN for S&V and for ME as I continue to sip!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black
Where to Buy:  Simpson & Vail
Description

In the northeastern state of Assam in India, along the Brahmaputra River grow the hearty, malty Assam teas. The heavy rainfall and hot, humid day time temperatures in this area create the perfect green house like environment for growth, as well as helping to create the unique taste found only in Assam teas. Their distinct flavor can be enjoyed “as is”; however, Assam teas are often used in conjunction with other teas to create numerous blends, specifically breakfast teas.

A delicious Assam! This small estate is located in Northeast India near the Namdapha National Park, which is recognized as one of India’s richest areas of biodiversity. The medium-black, slightly tippy leaves brew to a medium amber cup with a delightful, well-bodied malty taste.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Orchid Oolong from Art of Tea. . . .

Orchid Oolong from Art of Tea is one of those Oolong Teas I have had more than once throughout my Tea Loving Life. There is a strong possibility that I have reviewed this one elsewhere at some point and time.

Regardless some ‘classic choices’ deserve to be revisited time and time again and that is exactly how I feel about this tea.

If you’re looking for a solid Oolong to share with the masses – this one has to be right up there! The natural aroma is that of lilac and the texture on the tongue is a buttery, fresh feeling that last long after the sip.

I feel like I’m almost THERE right smack-dab in the middle of Taiwan – covered in a cool mist and surrounded by crisp streams – just like this tea leaf would be. Art of Tea says the tea leaves are hand-picked and basket-tossed and then rolled into kernels that wait to unfold in your teapot. What an experience!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Oolong
Where to Buy:  Art of Tea 
Description

Our Orchid Oolong tea is grown in the hilltops of Nantou, Taiwan. Often covered in cool mist and surrounded by crisp streams, the leaves are hand-picked and basket-tossed in a process known as oxidization. They are then rolled into kernels that wait to unfold in your teapot. The resulting tea has a unique lilac flavor that is full and smooth, with a fresh orchid finish. It can be steeped multiple times (each time unlocking a different taste).

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Harmutty Golden Delight Black Tea from Tea Swan. . . . .

You or someone you know is probably a tea fan – at least that is why I assume you have stopped by The Sororitea Sisters site today! But if you just happen to also be a wine fan you might also be smitten by this Harmutty Golden Delight Black Tea from Tea Swan review today.

Harmutty Golden Delight Black Tea from Tea Swan is a special variant of Assamese tea with golden-rimmed whole leaves that were picked during the 2nd flush. When the leaves are soaked in hot water – they make a bright copper concoction that smells of fine grapes. The fragrant tea leaves give an aroma of raisins and tobacco. The result? A brew that is rich and glows with a copper color. Upon my sip – I found this to be robust and noticed a mild – yet welcoming – astringency balanced by malty tones..

According to Tea Swan…Harmutty Golden Delight Black Tea of Assam is the healthiest choice for tea-lovers and pairs well with a hearty breakfast for a bold start to your day. I’d have to say that I agree!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy:  Tea Swan
Description

This is a special variant of Assamese tea with golden-rimmed whole leaves. The leaves, picked during the 2nd flush, when soaked in hot water make a bright copper concoction that smells of fine grapes.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!