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Casablanca from Soleil Tea

The scent of this tea actually surprised me as I was expecting something a little more simple. I pick up heavy spice, black pepper, fruits and flowers all just by smelling the cup. The vanilla black teas I’ve had in the past have lacked such complexity.  I take this as a good sign that this tea will taste just as interesting. You can’t beat a classic black tea and vanilla pairing, but given the simplicity of the ingredients, I feel that it has to be done right. Sipping… I definitely pick up on a nice dark chocolate with a sweet Read More

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Gold Snail from Soleil Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Soleil Tea Tea Description: A casual alternative to our Dian Hong, Gold Snail is a Yunnan black tea made with black and gold tips. This tea has a pleasant aroma of fresh cream and chocolate and a strong profile of cocoa and malt. A delicious black tea for everyday sipping. Learn more about this tea here.  Taster’s Review:   I love a nice Yunnan black tea and I especially love those that have beautiful twists of black and gold. The dry leaf is fuzzy, somewhat curled and has a nice combination of black Read More

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Eden from Soleil Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Soleil Tea Tea Description: Eden is a premium black tea blend scented with aged Tahitian vanilla extract and Madagascar Ylang Ylang. The liquor is richly floral with warm notes of vanilla beans and sweet spice. Native to tropical rainforests, Ylang Ylang is known for its intoxicating fragrance akin to jasmine and neroli. Mature blossoms are picked at sunrise and steam distilled to extract the highest quality essential oil. Ylang Ylang has long been used to lower high blood pressure and promote relaxation in aromatherapy. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review:   Read More