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A Unique Tea Adenture! Lychee Burst from Persimmon Tree Tea Company. . . .

There’s a Chinese place in my town named Lychee, and when I rent to try/review this tea, I suddenly realized I had no idea what a lychee even was. It’s a soapberry fruit, guys. It’s a pink/red berry that you pull apart to reveal — and I’m quoting Wikipedia here — “a layer of sweet, translucent white flesh.” Let’s all take a moment to mull on the fact that “sweet, translucent white flesh” is totally something Hannibal Lecter would say. Am I alone in experiencing a frisson of fear upon reading that? Anyway, to my best guess, a lychee effectively Read More

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Honeysuckle Pu’erh from The Persimmon Tree

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu’erh Where to Buy: The Persimmon Tree Tea Description: The Honeysuckle pu-erh tea delivers a deep red infusion with a sweet woodsy, floral aroma. The finished brew is mild and earthy, with a lingering hint of honeysuckle. This honeysuckle tea can be steeped multiple times in a sitting without becoming bitter. This particular pu-erh is cooked and has been aged for about 4-6 years.  Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: The urge to drink Pu’erh comes and goes with me, perhaps largely because I initially found it a very acquired taste. Even though I’ve now Read More

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Lychee Burst Black from The Persimmon Tree Tea Company

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: The Persimmon Tree Tea Company (On Hiatus) Tea Description: Lychee Burst tea is a fruitful blend of lychee essence and organic, black loose-leaf tea. It steeps a sweet infusion; with delicate notes of apricot, osmanthus and ripe pear. Bring out the flavor with rock sugar, and pour over ice for a refreshing change to regular iced tea. Learn more about this tea on Steepster! Taster’s Review: Recently I received a sample of this tea from a tea friend in the mail! I didn’t even realize that The Persimmon Tree Tea Company offered a black Read More

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Assam Gold Black Tea from The Persimmon Tree

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: The Persimmon Tree Tea Description: This smooth, malty infusion is the perfect alternative to coffee. Assam Gold can be steeped multiple times while retaining its flavor. Golden in color, this import from Northern India is a thick, comfortable black tea brew that warms and energizes after a tough, bitter, cold day. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: When I think of “Gold” in relation to “Assam”, I’m usually thinking of “Golden Lion” varieties where the leaves really are golden-brown in colour, frequently accompanied by what I think of as “lots of Read More