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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

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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

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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

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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

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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