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As American As Apple Pie from CatSpring Tea

Yaupon, as a tea varietal, is entirely new to me, At first glance, it looks a lot more like a mate or a guayusa; flakes of greenish-brown leaf that put me in mind (albeit fleetingly) of fish food. Closer inspection reveals that they’re actually quite sizable chunks of (very shiny) tea leaves, although not as oxidized as I expected given that they’re referring to this as a “black” tea. Generously scattered among the leaves are cubes of dried apple, almond slivers, small pieces of beetroot, and cinnamon chips. Even dry, the scent is pretty amazing – spot-on apple pie spices! Read More

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Vanilla Almond Black Tea from Nelson’s Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Tea Where to Buy: Nelson’s Tea Tea Description: About the Product Ingredients: Black tea, almonds, natural flavoring Vanilla Almond Black Tea Blended & Packaged in Indianapolis, IN USA Warm and sweet, vanilla and almonds come together in the perfect marriage coupled with bold black tea. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Vanilla Almond Black Tea from Nelson’s Tea is my first experience with one of their tea offerings and I must say I am impressed!  Vanilla flavored teas can be hit and miss due to the fake tasting vanilla flavors that are often used. Read More

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Leatherbound from August Uncommon Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: August Uncommon Tea Tea Description: Dark wooden walls shoulder the weight of endless rows of well-loved books. The brooding tannins and rich, buttery aroma of this tea mimic the inviting yet austere atmosphere of an old library. Hints of cocoa and sweet almond enliven the mix like the occasional contemporary novel whose glossy cover puts the leatherbound classics into relief. A drop of milk tips the flavor towards a dark creamy stout. Like sinking into a crackled leather club chair to ponder the pages between your hands. Learn more about this tea here.  Taster’s Read More

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Gielle 1st Flush Darjeeling Black Tea from Harney & Sons

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Harney & Sons Tea Description: This beautiful estate is set off to the side, away from most other Darjeeling estates, and this discreet locale aptly suits the owners of Gielle. They do what they think is best – in particular, to use the old “Chinese” tea bushes and to make an older style First Flush Darjeeling. Our tea mentor, Bernd Wulf, helped to develop this older style back in the 1960s. It was less oxidized than the Darjeelings of that time, thus lighter and greener, yet still with enough body to handle milk Read More

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Almond Matcha from Red Leaf Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green/Matcha Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea Tea Description: The well recognized and much loved taste of sweet almonds can be heightened and made vibrantly unique by adding the exotic Matcha blend. Almond Matcha makes a slightly sweet treat that can be perfect for those looking for a combination of the nutty flavor combined with an interesting twist of oriental Matcha. Almond Matcha is perfect for many desserts, cakes and any other snack because of its naturally sweet taste that blends well with most snacks. This makes it a very popular treat for young kids anytime of the Read More