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Genmaicha (Australia) from Blue Hour Tea. . . .

I steeped this at 190 degrees with 1stp tea and 1 cup water for about one minute. (The recommendation was 1-3 minutes, but after one minute it smelled super toasty even from across the room so I figured I’d better drink it before it got strong enough to knock me over.) This tea does interestingly include a bit of matcha in the ingredients despite being a genmaicha, which is a great addition as far as I’m concerned. Also, I’ve never had a tea from Australia before (that I know of), so I was quite excited by this opportunity! Once steeped, the tea was Read More

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Genmaicha from Blue Hour Tea #VeganMoFo2016

Today’s Vegan MoFo prompt is “Far Away” and basically if we dug straight down – where would we come out?  Based on where I am it would be the ocean but the closest land-wise would be Australia which was ironic because I was just sipping on Genmaicha from Blue Hour Tea and that hails from Australia.  Acheron Valley in Victoria, Australia, to be exact. Genmaicha from Blue Hour Tea is your standard yet sturdy Genmaicha.  There are no surprises with this Genmaicha from Blue Hour Tea but that isn’t a slam to this tea rather a praise!  It’s everything you would expect Read More

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Australia Houjicha Green from What-Cha

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: What-Cha Tea Description: Two Rivers Green Tea started producing tea in 2001 with the aid and encouragement of Japanese tea experts who were seeking to encourage Japanese style tea production for the domestic Japanese market. The Two Rivers farm was selected as it has the same latitude of southern Japanese tea farms, idea temperatures, rainfall and great quality topsoil. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Recently I placed a What-Cha order for myself, and one of the things I was looking for was a Houjicha to stock up since it’s one of Read More

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Australian Daintree Black Tea from McIver’s Tea & Coffee Merchants

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  McIver’s Tea & Coffee Merchants Tea Description: The Daintree Tea Company is located on the Cubbagudta Plantation, situated in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest and Wilderness area in North Queensland.  The plantation was established in 1978 by the Nicholas Family who still own and operate the business.  Daintree tea is grown pesticide free.  Low in tannin and caffeine, this is the perfect afternoon cup. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This Australian Daintree Black Tea from McIver’s Tea & Coffee Merchants is a tea that was sent to me by Read More

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Organic Berry Bomb from The Rabbit Hole

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  The Rabbit Hole Tea Description: Delicious, ripe raspberries explode with blueberries and strawberries to create this beautiful berry brew. Works well hot or iced up with a dash of honey if you like it that way. The perfect afternoon pick me up. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: As summer slowly comes to an end – a bit too slowly for my liking, really, I mean, come on!  I’m ready for the cooler weather already! – I find that this tea is ready to remind me of all the delicious Read More