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Peach vs. Bergamot ft. Formosa Oolong from Liquid Proust Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: Liquid Proust Teas Tea Description: Ingredients: Formosa oolong, marigold, flavoring Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I probably would have never thought to pair Peach and Earl Grey/Bergamot, which is I guess why Andrew at Liquid Proust Teas is the blender and not myself. The idea is intriguing though; and I have to admit I’m incredibly happy to not see apricot or mango thrown in here as well; I get so tired of those flavour combinations. It’s been done time and time again, and it’s refreshing to see something else. The Read More

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Lapsang Souchong Crocodile Black from Dammann Freres

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Dammann Freres Tea Description: A black tea with a more smoky flavour than that of its Chinese counterparts. A great smoked tea from the Island of Formosa ; merits discovering. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: The ‘Crocodile’ in the name of this tea is certainly intimidating; I picture it snapping at you when you take a sip. Almost like getting whiplash from the intense smoke I suspect I’ll be tasting. The smell of the dry leaf certainly seems to support my theory; however some very quick research seems to indicate Read More

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Taiwan Sun Moon Lake Formosa Black Tea (Premium Grade) from Cameron Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Cameron Tea Tea Description:   Region: Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan Type: Black Tea Oxidation level: Fully oxidised Taste: Strong and refreshing flavour. Terroir: Sun Moon Lake is located at altitude of 700m, surrounded with mountains and lakes with remarkable environment and typical climate for growing black teas. Heavy moist and stable yearly average temperature make the tea trees grow thick and rich tea leaves which produce carmine and perfectly clear liquor. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I know I’ve mentioned this more than once, but I LOVE the teas from Cameron Tea.  They Read More

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Eastern Beauty Oolong Tea from Green Terrace Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Green Terrace Teas Tea Description: Eastern Beauty, also know as Oriental Beauty, Bai Hao Oolong, and Champagne Formosa, is one of the most famous and unique Asian teas.  During the growing process, green cicadas or “leafhoppers” bite the leaves, stimulating a hormonal reaction in the tea tree that develops its natural honey flavor.  This also means that the tea is organic, as no pesticides are used during production.  Eastern Beauty is more oxidized than other oolongs and has a very distinctive taste.  It is delightfully smooth and fruity, with naturally sweet honey Read More

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Taiwan Sun Moon Lake Formosa Black Tea (Competition Grade) from Cameron Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Cameron Tea Tea Description:   Region: Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan Type: Black Tea Oxidation level: Fully oxidised Taste: Strong and refreshing flavour. Terroir: Sun Moon Lake is located at altitude of 700m, surrounded with mountains and lakes with remarkable environment and typical climate for growing black teas. Heavy moist and stable yearly average temperature make the tea trees grow thick and rich tea leaves which produce carmine and perfectly clear liquor. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I’ve got to tell you, every time that I’m preparing to brew one of these black teas from Read More