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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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Dorian Grey Black Tea by Luhse

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Luhse Tea Description: STORY: Queen Song is clearly not your typical gorilla. She’s a risk taker and norm-breaker. She couldn’t just leave traditional Earl Grey tea alone.  TEA DESCRIPTION: Earl Grey’s flamboyant brother. Added vanilla takes average Earl to a whole new level. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Dorian Grey is one of two Luhse flavoured blends I picked up with my recent order. The first thing I noticed about the full bags is how unique and well thought out the branding is. Everything from the colouring (midnight blue), to Read More

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Nice Coconuts White Tea by Luhse

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Where to Buy:  Luhse Tea Description: STORY: Unbeknownst to most, Queen Song longs for the day when she meets her island mate, King Kong. She has recently taken up hula dancing to keep fit and has begun wearing sexy, eye-catching outfits to attract attention. Despite the gang’s misgivings, she can be found wearing risque coconut bras when she is not at work.  TEA DESCRIPTION: Coconuts have migrated into your cup of tea.  Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Another Luhse sample from my recent order. Nice Coconuts is a white blend, flavoured with coconut. 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