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English Breakfast Tea from Canton Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Tea Blend Where to Buy:  Canton Tea Company Tea Description: The UK’s favourite – a classic English tea with New York roots.   The first English Breakfast Tea was created in New York in the 1800s by our namesake, the original Canton Tea Co. Their black tea was a runaway success, replicated by all other tea companies. Our superior house blend has now been reformulated by Rare Tea Hunter Phil Mumby and is full of complex flavours. The neat, wiry leaves of two Assams from the Nokhroy and Siajuli estates provide the backbone of this tea, Read More

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Assam 1860 Bagged Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Assam 1860 Tea Description: We’ve been growing tea for more than 150 years. That’s right, 150 years of experience and expertise that goes into making a cup of tea with pedigree. And it tastes delicious. Assam 1860 is a black tea that celebrates tea itself. It is made only from leaves plucked in the picturesque Thowra Estate, a chai bagan set up in 1860. We ensure that the phrase ‘garden fresh’ lives up to its every promise. The leaves are plucked, processed and packed in the estate itself, ensuring quality and freshness that 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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Shan Black Tea (2014) from Shan Valley

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Shan Valley Tea Description: This is a first flush black tea, and is processed as is local tradition in Myanmar, the tea leaves are a little more uneven and have a balanced flavor. This tea is similar to the Kyaukme Black Tea. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Similar to the Kyaukme Black Tea from Shan Valley that I reviewed previously (as well as their 2013 Shan Black Tea), this black tea leaf has a very fine grind to the leaf that resembles a finely ground coffee bean.  But as I Read More

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You Had Me At Pekoe Black Tea from Tease

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Tease Tea Description:   A classic Kenyan black tea in traditional orange pekoe style. Perfect for adding milk &sugar. Equally satisfying iced with your favourite sweetener.  Learn more about July’s Postal Teas shipment here. Learn more about subscribing to Postal Teas here. Taster’s Review: I recently subscribed to Postal Teas – just to check them out.  I’m always interested in seeing what other companies out there have to offer, and I especially enjoy subscription services such as this one.   I like the idea of a “mystery box” coming my way each Read More