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Roasted Chestnut Black Tea. . A HandBlended Tea from Vida Pour Tea. . . . .

This tea is one of those that transports me back to a specific place and time & it will always hold a special place in my heart. I LOVE big, fat, stringent teas and Roasted Chestnut Black tea from Vida Pour Tea in Greensboro, NC is my one true love. It is the standard by which I judge other fat teas… Roasted Chestnut Black is a visually simple tea, but the smell of this tea alone is eyebrow raising and giggle-worthy. It has a dark, nutty flavor that rivals coffee and the most robust of hot chocolates. It stands up Read More

purpleneedle

Purple Needle Black Tea of Jing Mai Mountain * Spring 2016

Had to open up the aroma wheel for this one. There are some black teas that I have such a hard time finding descriptors for. This is a very pleasant tea. No harsh after taste. An intriguing liquid color. Golden brown perhaps? The flavor profile is so amazing. Slightly citrus but the more I sip it the more I am tasting woodsy notes at the end.  Flashes of walking through a slightly damp Washington state forest come to mind. Keep spinning the aroma wheel we aren’t through yet. Even with the citrus and woodsy flavors it can also be defined Read More

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Glazed Donut from 52Teas

I’ve hear about the 52Teas company for its unique and varying tea flavors (flavors like banana pudding, pumpkin cheesecake, and cotton candy), but this is my first time trying tea from 52Teas.  With a name like Glazed Donut, how could you not give this blend a try? Glazed Donut is a black tea with organic flavors added to create the dessert-flavor of its namesake.  I brewed this tea in a variety of ways.  First, I went for my preferred style: hot tea without any sugar or milk.  With this method, the strongest glazed donut experience I had was the smell Read More

Lupicia

Union Jack from Lupicia

Union Jack from Lupicia…where do I start?  I wasn’t able to find this on the Lupicia USA Site or Shop but I did see it on the Australian Shop/Site and I thought it was worth a mention regardless!  Why?  Because it’s one of the most intense black teas I have had in a while that also happens to be in a silken bag! Lupicia Australia says this can be enjoyed with or without milk….of course I never add milk to any of the teas I drink.  As many of you know I am a Dairy-Free type of gal but also Read More