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Organic Oolong Tea from Buddha Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: Buddha Teas Tea Description: Over the years, many different varieties of oolong tea have been produced, each with their own style and flavor, however traditional oolong tea remains the most popular among these. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Oolong has historically been my nemesis, although I have to say at this point that I’ve only ever tried loose leaf oolong with one exception (Teapigs Tung Ting Oolong, which is pyramid bagged). This oolong is also bagged, and in fairly small, square paper affairs that really don’t look like they’ll provide Read More

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Fuijan Black from Liquid Proust Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Liquid Proust Teas Tea Description: As someone who didn’t like black teas for awhile, this is one of those black teas that make me wonder why I was like that for so long. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I’m pretty sure Andrew’s spelling of “Fuijan” is a typo and it’s meant to be “Fujian” but since it’s a typo he seems to have made across the board, I’m leaving it as it’s displayed on his Etsy page. Dry, the leaf looks a little broken up and doesn’t really give off Read More

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Earl’s Paradise Black Tea by Bluebird Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Bluebird Tea Co. Tea Description: Earl Grey loose leaf tea blend with a papaya + strawberry twist. No one at The Nest (Bluebird HQ!) can start the day without a cup of this fruity, refreshing tea. Didn’t think you could improve the classic? We will happily prove you wrong! No words are gong to do it justice, it simply is paradise! Insiders tip: try it without milk for perfection. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Bluebird Tea Co. kindly provided a 2-cup sachet of this tea as a sample with my last Read More

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CTC Assam Exotic Black Tea by Golden Tips

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Golden Tips Tea Description: Even though Assam produces some exquisite orthodox teas, its CTC (Cut, Tear,Curl) grade of teas are cherished for their extremely bold character. They are known to have relatively bigger round granules which make for a bright red liquoring cup. Strong, robust, full-bodied and rich with a unique malltiness, this tea pairs up with your breakfast like bread does with butter. It goes perfectly with milk and sugar and can also be enjoyed as a pure black tea when brewed in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes. Harvested in the Read More

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Nettle Leaf Herbal Tea from Tealux

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Herbal/Tisane Where to Buy:  Tealux Tea Description: It may be a brash statement to say that one prickly green herb is the panacea for almost everything that ails you; but, in the case of stinging nettles, it’s mostly true. If there’s one plant to have on hand at all times that provides a cure for arthritis, an herbal treatment for allergies, relieves hair loss, treats Celiac disease, bleeding, bladder infections, skin complaints, neurological disorders and a long list of other conditions — it’s nettle leaf. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: So after Butiki closed up Read More