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Kenya Silver Needle White Tea from What-Cha. . . .

Time and time again I have shared my preference against white teas, specifically bai mu dan and shou mei teas. I don’t like the floral notes nor the soapy quality they can often have. If I am going to have a white tea, I tend to reach for either a White Rhino because it tends to be more robust like a black tea, or a Silver Needle. I also have now tried a few What-Cha teas and been pleased with all of them.That is why when I came across this What-Cha Kenya Silver Needle White Tea, I had to give Read More

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Thailand Sticky Rice ‘Khao Hom’ Oolong Tea from What-Cha. . . . .

I can’t recall a time that I personally have had sticky rice. I believe I have but can’t be sure and certainly don’t remember to say whether this accurately depicts that flavor. What I do know is this smells like popcorn. Buttery popcorn. And it tastes like buttery coconut rice and floral oolong. It reminds me of the coconut rice I get when I go to a Japanese/Thai restaurant called Spoon & Fork. Sweet and ricey and delicious, plus floral. It’s thick and has the mouthfeel of a rice pudding. Well, as much as a liquid tea could resemble a Read More

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Georgia Mr Ramirez’s Hand-Made Black Tea from What-Cha. . . . .

There was a time when I was young, and I was afraid of straight teas. So, it just tasted like, um, tea? Without anything in it? What was the appeal? I’ve since realized that tea by itself can taste like anything, depending on what type of tea it is, and where it was grown. Like grapes and wine, tea leaves can be altered by circumstance. So Georgia  is a black tea. But it’s also more than a black tea, without anyone having to do anything. Which is kind of crazy. This tea has heavy-hitting notes of fruit. I’m getting a Read More

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Korea Dong Cheon Daejak Semi-Wild Green Tea from What-Cha

I typically don’t reach for green tea as it tends to be a little too mild for my tastebuds. There are times when nothing but green tea will do, however. I like green teas that offer more than that grassy flavor and usually reach for teas that have the more complex, sweet and buttery notes. This green tea isn’t from Japan or China, but from Korea. I’m always curious about the teas that Korea would offer only because I haven’t tried many and they seem harder to find. What-Cha’s website describes this tea as smelling and tasting like grass and Read More

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Nepal Pearl Oolong Tea from Wha-Cha

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: Wha-Cha Tea Description: An incredibly rare and unusual oolong with a great taste of apricots and nectarine combined with a brilliant aroma. . Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Alright. . .for anybody that has this tea in your stash and don’t want it. . .let me know! This tea is amazing! Amazing pearls of tea loving goodness! If you can’t tell, I’m quite smitten with this tea. This gorgeous tea is a lovely pearl of oolong tea that gives you a satisfying sense of what good tea is supposed to be like. Read More