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Orange Cardamom Black Tea from Aftelier Perfumes

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Tea Where to Buy: Aftelier Perfumes Tea Description: This delicious full-bodied tea is flavored with Aftelier Chef’s Essences: the perfect marriage of mouth-watering blood orange and the spicy warmth of cardamom. Organic Red Pearls Black Tea, a rare tea from Fujian, is fully-oxidized Mao Feng tea leaves that have been rolled into small black pearls. They are then pan-fired where they develop a burnished sheen, toasty caramel-like aroma, and spicy, assertive — yet wonderfully sweet — flavor. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Orange Cardamom Black Tea from Aftelier Perfumes is a truly unique Read More

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China Fujian Cinnamon ‘Rou Gui’ Wuyi Rock Oolong from What-Cha

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  What-Cha Tea Description: Rou Gui has a great cinnamon taste combined with a thick texture and sweet taste. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I love Rou Gui and the reviews I’ve read for What-Chas have all be positive so I thought it was about time I bought some to try for myself. Usually, I like to do Gong Fu sessions with Rou Gui and I’m sure I’ll try this that way eventually, but when I showed this to my mom what she said was that it smelled like it’d be good Read More

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Fuijan Black from Liquid Proust Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Liquid Proust Teas Tea Description: As someone who didn’t like black teas for awhile, this is one of those black teas that make me wonder why I was like that for so long. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I’m pretty sure Andrew’s spelling of “Fuijan” is a typo and it’s meant to be “Fujian” but since it’s a typo he seems to have made across the board, I’m leaving it as it’s displayed on his Etsy page. Dry, the leaf looks a little broken up and doesn’t really give off Read More

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Gong Fu Black by Zhi Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Zhi Tea Tea Description: Zhi exclusive. This exquisite black tea from Fujian Province in China has become the favorite at Zhi. If you like the rich complexity of a classic Chinese black tea with all the hallmark smoothness and depth, be prepared to be enchanted. This is a top-grade exclusive tea with a major wow factor. Thin, twisted leaves present a deep rich red cup with distinct caramelized sugar and chocolate notes and a long creamy finish. Mouthfeel, mouthfeel, mouthfeel. If you like a great Keemun or a Gold Yunnan then you will Read More

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Rou Gui Oolong from Tao Tea Leaf

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Tao Tea Leaf Tea Description: Rou Gui is treasured for its cinnamon flavour as well as its impressive stamina.   This tea also has the unique ability to keep its distinct flavours after multiple steepings upwards of 7 times.  Rou Gui comes from the historic WuYi mountains in the Chinas Fujian Province. This area is also famous for producing other famous teas like Lapsang Souchong and the famous Da Hong Pao.  Rou Gui has a medium and very smooth body with hints of floral orchid with a lovely honey-like finish. Learn more about this tea Read More