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Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea by New Mexico Tea Company

I steeped 1 tsp of this tea for 5 minutes in one cup of 212 degree water. First of all, this tea isn’t kidding when it says “hot.” (Currently I’m able to smell the cinnamon flavor through the bag even though I double-bagged it, which means it has about the same strength as lapsang souchong). You can clearly see, when measuring it out, that there’s tons of cinnamon in the tea leaves. The ingredients list says it has natural and artificial flavorings too in addition to the three types of cinnamon–I didn’t know three types of cinnamon existed, did you? Read More

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Anxi Tie Guan Yin from Teasenz

I can’t remember the last time I drank a Tie Guan Yin, which is something of a surprise as it’s become one of my favourite oolong varieties. I was more than pleased when I came across this one, not least because it’s a good opportunity to reacquaint myself. This particular Tie Guan Yin is from the Anxi Nature Reserve in Fujian Province, a major Chinese tea growing region (although one I seem to associate more with black tea than with oolong, strangely enough!) I used 1 tsp of leaf for my cup, and gave it 3 minutes in water slightly Read More

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Holistic Hearts (Black) Tea from Beleave Teas

Holistic Hearts (Black) Tea from Beleave Teas is the second tea I have had from this company and I have to say both impressions have been positive ones!  As soon as I opened the package of this Holistic Hearts (Black) Tea from Beleave Teas I could smell a fruity yet crusty combo – much like a jelly croissant!  As you can see from the photo above Holistic Hearts (Black) Tea from Beleave Teas comes in the shape of hearts. My first infusion of this Holistic Hearts (Black) Tea from Beleave Teas was a lighter to medium black tea liquor in the cup and Read More

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Venetian Rose from Chash Tea

Venetian Rose from Chash Tea was the tea that started my day a few weeks ago!  And let me tell you – it was a mighty fine way to start the day! With black teas from India, China, and Sri Lanka paired with rosebuds – how could you go wrong?  Venetian Rose from Chash Tea smells and tastes just like you think it would based on those ingredients!  It has a medium strength black tea base and mild to slightly-medium rose flavor to it.  It feels great on the tongue and on the throat!  It leaves a lovely floral aftertaste, Read More

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Superfine Keemun Mao Feng Black Tea from Teavivre

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Tea Where to Buy: TeaVivre Tea Description: Original Place: Qi men County, Anhui Tree Species: Zhuye Harvest time: April 22, 2016 Appearance: black, tightly twisted tea leaves interweave with tight and straight tips Flavor: smells of naturally sweet and a flower aroma, smooth and fresh. It also produces a rich flavor with the subtle undertones of delicately aged tea. Tea Liquid: reddish in color; at the surface of tea water a golden loop appears along the circle of inner side of tea cup. Spent Leaves: bright brown in color, shiny and neat Keemum Mao Feng, one Read More