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#MusicandTeaMonday: Sweet Dreams Herbal from AstroloTea

Sweet Dreams is part of AstroloTea’s Transformative Loose Tea range, which combines ingredients with specific properties to create teas designed to have an effect on either mind or body. Sweet Dreams, true to its name, is supposed to be a relaxing blend, with the intention of promoting sleep or rest. Like many blends of this kind, it contains a selection of herbal ingredients known for their calming properties, including rose petals, hops, jasmine, lemon balm, and lavender. It also contains more unusual ingredients, such as poppy, catuba, gotu kola, dogwood, yarrow, brahmi, kava kava, and mullein. Many of these I’ve Read More

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Eden Oolong Tea from TOCHA Tea

Eden Oolong from TOCHA Tea – I LOVE the name and the tea isn’t too shabby either.  This tea is organic loose leaf inside sheer sachets.  I can clearly see all of the plump ingredients in each bag.  Once steeped the oolong leaves a nice lighter glowing golden hue in the cup! Eden Oolong from TOCHA Tea is please on the nose and on the taste buds!  It’s a florally-sweet flavor that is mild and pretty.  It leave no specific aftertaste which I love.  This makes a decent iced tea as well.  I have to say I am pretty impressed 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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Rohini Emerald Green First Flush Darjeeling from Udyan Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: Udyan Tea Tea Description: Rohini has been planted with special green tea clones which have very less *tannin content in them. The teas made from these bushes taste smooth and sweet, with pronounced vegetable flavour. They aren’t bitter unlike their counterparts from the district. Rohini Emerald Green Tea is made from single leaf and a bud. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Rohini Emerald Green is a First Flush Darjeeling tea, a variety I’m particularly fond of. I’m intrigued by this one, though (more so than usual!) because the leaf is Read More

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Goomtee China Classic First Flush Darjeeling from Udyan Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black (Darjeeling) Where to Buy: Udyan Tea Tea Description: Goomtee is a very well known Darjeeling heritage garden planted with pure china bushes almost a century ago. Picked from special section of the garden called Ghani between 3000-4000 sq.ft. height, this tea is for the strong hearted first flush lovers as it has a strong body with a very slight tinge of muscatel (grape flavour usually associated with second flush Darjeelings). It is a well balanced cup that leaves a stong after taste as well. With repeated steepings, the liquor becomes sweeter and midler. Perfect tea for Read More