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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

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Organic Nonpareil She Qian Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea from Teavivre

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Tea Where to Buy: Teavivre Tea Description: Growing area: Tiantai Mountain, Zhejiang, China Season: Spring Tea Harvest date: March 23, 2016 Dry leaf: Uniform flattened tea leaves, mostly bud with unopened tiny leaf Aroma: Sweet floral, chestnut Liquor: Pale yellowish green Taste: Smooth, sweet and brisk; no hint of bitterness; aftertaste of this tea is pleasant lingering Tea Tree species: Jiukeng tea tree species Tea garden: Cangshan Organic Tea Garden Caffeine: Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee) Storage: Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated Shelf Life: 18 Months This She Qian Dragon Read More