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Birthday Cake from Bluebird Tea Co

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Rooibos Where to Buy:  Bluebird Tea Co Tea Description: Let’s be honest, there is nothing better than cake. Except perhaps a cup of tea and cake! Our Birthday Cake Tea is delicious, has both and almost no calories! Oh and did you notice the pretty sprinkles in there too? Talk about having your cake and eating it! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I’ve learned that if there is a tea that is supposed to taste like cake, that I need to try it. I was especially excited to try this blend because it has a Read More

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Vicky’s Sponge Cake from Bluebird Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Bluebird Tea Co. Tea Description: Think vanilla sponge cake with a dollop of raspberry jam! There is nothing better than a cuppa and cake (except perhaps a cake flavoured cuppa!) and did you know it was our good old queenie Victoria who invented the Vicky Sponge? Guess the name gives it away a bit! She loved taking afternoon tea with her home girls but decided they needed soem extra nurishment to last until dinner. Cake it is then! We like your thinking QV! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Ah, Victoria Sponge. Read More

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A-Tisket A-Tasket Green Tea by Adagio

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Adagio Tea Description: A sunny, citrusy green tea, with a hint of delicious vanilla. Contains green tea, lemongrass, sunflower petals, citrus peels, and lemon and vanilla flavor. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Over time, this has become one of my favourite Adagio teas, and it takes a lot for me to say that. This is a green tea blend, part of the Sunlit Blooms collection, containing lemongrass, citrus peel, and lemon and vanilla flavourings. The dry leaf is primarily green tea, and the leaves are medium to dark green, fairly Read More

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2005 Changtai Yun Pu Zhi Dian “Top of the Clouds” Sheng Pu-erh from Crimson Lotus Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-erh Where to Buy:  Crimson Lotus Tea Tea Description: This is a very special puerh prepared by the Yunnan Changtai Tea Industry Group. The blenders who work for Changtai are true masters of their craft. The leaves in this puerh are a blend of 15 mountains, Spring picked in 2005. The name for this cake “Yun Pu Zhi Dian” means “Top of the Clouds”. Since Yunnan means “Southern Clouds” this name has a double meaning. It refers to the heavenly experience and also that this puerh contains the best from Yunnan. Learn more about this tea here. Read More

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2011 Phatty Cake Pu-erh from Mandala Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-erh Where to Buy: Mandala Tea Tea Description: The material we chose is grade one leaf picked in 2006 and ripened in 2007.  The raw material is from the most remote area in Lincang and is far from cities, roads.  This makes for a very pure tea with no worries about pollution from cities. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Confession time:  I have been putting off trying this 2011 Phatty Cake Pu-erh from Mandala Tea for a long time.  Why?  Because it’s pu-erh.  It’s all about that seemingly ingrained attitude toward pu-erh. Fortunately, since it Read More