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Organic Sencha Green Tea from Shi Zen

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Shi Zen Tea Description: Our organic green tea are from the family farms of foothills of Mount Fuji. This organic green tea will be the teas that are harvested in summer, perfect for green tea to be used daily. We recommend this tea as an entry level that has a very well balanced taste of sweetness and bitter taste. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: After trying Shi Zen’s Organic Superior Sencha, I wondered how this tea experience would differ from my experience with the Organic Superior Sencha.  And while they Read More

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Rare Orchid Oolong Tea from Tea Source

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Tea Source Tea Description: This rare regional oolong from Wuyi Mountain, Fujian yields a light liquor, but with great aroma, taste, and texture. You’ll experience: sweet, nutty, fruity, honey, and silky over many steepings. These long, large, twisted, bronze/brown leaves are produced at more than 1000′ elevation from the Qi Lan cultivar. Learn more about this tea here. To subscribe to Steepster Select, click here. Taster’s Review: This is a really nice Oolong!  This Rare Orchid Oolong Tea from Tea Source is an example of why I really love the Steepster Select boxes Read More

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Fujian Pear White Tea Blend from Shanti Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Where to Buy:  Shanti Tea Tea Description: Delicate white tea with a light pear fragrance. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This Fujian Pear White Tea Blend from Shanti Tea is easily one of the best tasting pear teas I’ve had the opportunity to sample.  It’s sweet, juicy and very much like a ripe, delicious pear. The white tea base is subtle and is a delightful “pear” for the delicate notes of the fruit.  (Please excuse the “pun” … I couldn’t resist!)  The white tea allows the softer nuances of the pear to come Read More

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Organic White Monkey Green Tea from Kally Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Kally Tea Tea Description: Organic green tea with white downy tips.  Chinese green tea grown on the slopes of the Taimu mountains in the Fuijian province of China. A light cup with a slightly natural sweetness from the green tea. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: When I opened the pouch of this Organic White Monkey Green Tea from Kally Tea, I could smell the vegetative notes immediately, along with a sweet note, and a hint of floral notes in the background.  It smelled really lovely, like a sunny spring morning. Read More

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Silver Needle White Tea (Bai Hao Yinzhen) from Enjoying Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Where to Buy:  Enjoying Tea Tea Description: This white tea with a white downy appearance comes from the province of Zhejiang. The Silver Needle, highest quality white tea, is picked during the spring before the buds open to preserve its tenderness. Exquisite and delicate, Silver Needle has a fresh, sweet fragrance and produces a pale yellow brew. Brewing with a Yixing teapot can best show the aroma of Silver Needle. This tea has high concentrations of polyphenols (antioxidants that help fight against cancer-causing radicals and heart disease) Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Read More