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Travel the World with #SirStuartBlackAndGreen from #Kent&Sussex Tea Co.

Sometimes I try out unflavored teas with one kind of leaf, and a flavor that all about the purity of the process.  And sometimes I try out teas that are exactly the opposite– just like today’s blend, Sir Stuart Black and Green. This tea has both black and green tea leaves, three types of flower petals, and rich spices like cardamom, fennel and ginger.  Visually, this blend is full of diverse colors and shapes, and the smell of the dry leaf is luscious and complex.  It smells like someone lit floral incense in a kitchen, where other smells like fennel Read More

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William Shakespeare’s Black Tea Blend from Simpson and Vail

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Tea Where to Buy: Simpson & Vail Tea Description: Possibly the most well-known name in western literature, William Shakespeare began his life as a tanner’s son in Stratford-Upon-Avon in the spring of 1564. After a seven year period following the birth of his children in which no reliable records of his life can be found, Shakespeare reappeared in London where he began writing and acting in plays. Initially, his name was relegated to the corners of playbills, but as his productions grew in popularity, theaters began using “written by William Shakespeare” as their main selling point. Read More

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Earl Grey Black from Camellia Sinensis

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Camellia Sinensis Tea Description: From Dooars, in northern India, this quality black tea is scented with a natural flavouring extracted from organic Italian bergamot, a highly aromatic citrus fruit. You’ll be spellbound after one sip of this English classic. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Recently I made an order with Camellia Sinensis for some teaware and they included several free teas such as this tea. Personally, I’ve never really sought to purchase an EG blend from Camellia Sinensis; I do enjoy Earl Grey but not enough to need more than Read More

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Red Grey Rooibos from Piper’s Loose Leaf

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Roiboos Where to Buy: Piper’s Loose Leaf Tea Description: A caffeine free version of Earl Grey using the finest Rooibos enhanced with organic Sicilian bergamot oil. Resulting in an absolutely deliciously rich, flowery tea with bright citrus notes. Learn more about this tea here.  Taster’s Review: I’m not sure that I’ve ever tried a rooibos earl grey before, so this is probably a first for me. The dry leaf looks pretty much like a standard rooibos, except with the addition of a few marigold petals that I assume are there to help carry the flavouring. There’s the definite Read More

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Good Morning Energy Tea from Tea Drift

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Tea Drift Tea Description: Black tea, lavender, rose, bergamot and rosemary. Helps fight bad breath Lowers the risk of diabetes Improves damaged lungs from cigarette smoke Reduces risk of heart disease Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Tea Drift’s Good Morning Energy Tea is direct and to the point.  Good Morning Energy Tea from Tea Drift contains Black Tea as the base with highlights of lavender, rose, bergamot, and rosemary.  But I picked up on something a little extra and somewhat mysterious.  It resembled lemon grass.  Perhaps it was just the Read More