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Plum Pear Green from the Pekoe Sip House

I couldn’t resist giving Plum Pear Green tea a try from the Pekoe Sip House.  It’s nice to see a tea featuring these fruits.  I feel as though both plum and pear don’t get enough love in the fruit-flavored options of the world.  There’s plenty of peach and strawberry teas and candies, but not so many for plum or pear. This tea did not disappoint, and even the dry leaf was fragrant with mellow plum fruit flavors.  The stone-fruit taste of plum and apricot reminded me of some of my favorite oolong teas, with their trademark smooth earthy and fruity Read More

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Cranberry Immune Booster by Tea Drift

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Herbal Where to Buy: Tea Drift Tea Description: This tea has just as pleasing of an aroma as it does flavor. Delightful over ice, the fruity and bright flavors are sure to tickle the tastebuds of any tea drinker. Enjoy it all day long, as it is free from caffeine. Ingredients: Pineapple, papaya, peach, passion fruit, mango, hibiscus, cranberry and apricot. Health Benefits: High in antioxidants Can help lower blood pressure Promotes relaxation Contains no caffeine Aids in digestion Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: ‘Tis the season… The cold season. The flu season. The never-enough-tissues-in-the-house Read More

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Ceylon Idulgashinna Blooming Mushroom White from What-Cha

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White/Bloom Where to Buy: What-Cha Tea Description: A hand tied ball of silver tip white tea, possessing delicate fruity tones which become stronger with subsequent infusions. Tangy apricot notes become apparent with some subtle malt tones in latter steeps. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I have to admit, the only reason I bought this tea was because it has ‘mushroom’ in the title and it intrigued me since I’m very allergic to mushrooms. Though the tea itself has little to nothing to do with mushrooms, it still felt kind of cool to get to say Read More

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Organic Black Tea from Arum Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Arum Tea Tea Description: A sweet and malty flavor that jolts the taste buds, with a caramel undertone and a floral finish. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I don’t think I’ve come across a black tea quite like this before. For starters, it’s appearance reminds me more of an oolong. The leaves are black/brown in colour, but they’ve been rolled into oolong-like pellets, complete with leaf stem! The scent also puts me in mind of a dark roasted oolong – it’s rich and kind of earthy, with a metallic 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