Up Beet from Teapigs. . . . . .

Beets were a contentious part of my family dinners.  Every Easter my grandmother would make a cold beet salad and our seating arrangements had to be coordinated to put certain beet-haters at the other end of the table from the beet salad.  I was firmly on the side of the beets, and couldn’t get enough of grandma’s beet salad.  Needless to say, I was excited to try a beet tea. Up Beet from Teapigs is a green tea blend with hibiscus, beetroot, ginger, and carrot.  The green tea is really just a base to carry the bolder vegetable and herb Read More


2005 Shu Tuo-Phoenix Old Tea Tree Tea from ESGreen

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-erh Tea Where to Buy: ES Green Tea Description: This cooked(ripe) loose-leaf pu-erh tea has been produced in 2005. Slim tea buds are covered with gold fuzz. Neat and clean. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: 2005 Shu Tuo-Phoenix Old Tea Tree Tea from ESGreen is a ripe, cooked loose-leaf pu-erh tea from 2005.   For these tea leaves you will see slim tea buds that are covered with gold fuzz.  The leaves from the 2005 Shu Tuo-Phoenix Old Tea Tree Tea from ESGreen are neat and clean as is the flavor of the offering. Even though this 2005 Read More


Honeysuckle Pu’erh from The Persimmon Tree

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu’erh Where to Buy: The Persimmon Tree Tea Description: The Honeysuckle pu-erh tea delivers a deep red infusion with a sweet woodsy, floral aroma. The finished brew is mild and earthy, with a lingering hint of honeysuckle. This honeysuckle tea can be steeped multiple times in a sitting without becoming bitter. This particular pu-erh is cooked and has been aged for about 4-6 years.  Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: The urge to drink Pu’erh comes and goes with me, perhaps largely because I initially found it a very acquired taste. Even though I’ve now Read More


Canton Mini Tuo Cha Cooked Pu-erh from Canton Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-Erh Where to Buy: Canton Tea Co. Tea Description: Our own brand mini tuo cha (nests) are made from authentic chopped puerh leaves from Yunnan, not from the fannings or tea dust as most tuo cha are. We chose a maocha (unprocessed leaf) that has been aged for 4 years, giving the tea a smooth, mellow quality. The leaves are pure Te Ji (aka Tippy Grade), which give a sweeter taste. Brew quickly with hot water in a small pot for up to eight infusions. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: There aren’t many days Read More


Mango Party Coffee Leaf Tea from Wize Monkey

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Coffee Leaf Tisane Where to Buy: Wize Monkey Tea Description: Juicy mangoes all up in your boca! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: The packaging of this one didn’t give much away – only the name (Mango Party), and the fact that it’s a test flavour. It’s a bagged tea, but in an unbleached, sizeable bag so there’s plenty of room for leaf expansion. No complaints there. I did a little digging around, and discovered that this is, in fact, a coffee leaf tea. This isn’t something I’ve ever tried before, so it piqued Read More