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Unlock your Inner Romantic with Rose Garden Pu Erh from Tocha Tea

Rose Garden Pu Erh from Tocha Tea looks the part right off the bat, with deep, pink rose petals and dark tea tied up neatly in a silk teabag. The dry tea smells strongly of roses, so strongly, the scent verges into being a bit like floral-scented soap. With the heavy rose smell and the pu erh base, I kept the steep times and temperatures a little lower than the package recommended, brewing for 1 minute at about 195 degrees Fahrenheit, to keep the flavors from getting too saturated. When brewed, the rose overtones are still the most forward flavor, Read More

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Doke Black Fusion from Lochan Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Lochan Tea Tea Description: Doke Black Fusion Invoice Number: DB 001 Season: 1st Flush 2015 Grade: Hand made Black Tea Cultivar: TV22 plucked from the 4A section Location: Bihar, India Size: 6 kilos This tea comes from a small producer in Bihar, south of Darjeeling. The flat tea garden, next to a river (a power plant outlet), is everything else than the almost eponymous “Darjeeling Himalayan vales” – and yet it can already rival with some of the finest Darjeelings. What is unique however, is that the leaf material is Assamese and indeed Read More

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Assam 1860 Bagged Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Assam 1860 Tea Description: We’ve been growing tea for more than 150 years. That’s right, 150 years of experience and expertise that goes into making a cup of tea with pedigree. And it tastes delicious. Assam 1860 is a black tea that celebrates tea itself. It is made only from leaves plucked in the picturesque Thowra Estate, a chai bagan set up in 1860. We ensure that the phrase ‘garden fresh’ lives up to its every promise. The leaves are plucked, processed and packed in the estate itself, ensuring quality and freshness that Read More

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Organic Arya Diamond Second Flush Darjeeling Tea from Canton Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black (Darjeeling) Where to Buy:  Canton Tea Co. Tea Description: One of the Arya Estate’s acclaimed ‘Jewel’ teas. The Diamond delivers the bright, beautifully balanced muscatel flavours of one of the most sought after teas in the world. The dark, twisted tea leaves have streaks of gold and fuzzy silver tips. When infused, the tea is smooth and rounded with a long, sweet aftertaste that evokes dried fruits and nuts. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: When I received a sample of this Organic Arya Diamond Second Flush Darjeeling Tea from Canton Tea Co., I Read More

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Rohini Jethi Kupi Black Tea from Udyan Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Udyan Tea Tea Description: Jethikupi is a word from the Manipuri dialect (from the North-east Indian State of Manipur) and it means ‘jasmine flower.’ In the Nepali dialect the word ‘jethi’ means the eldest girl child, while ‘kupi’ is a funnel or cone shaped object. Hence this tea points out to the earliest first flush of the tea garden. Rohini Jethi Kupi Black Tea brews into a crisp, full bodied, deep yellow cup with a malty finish. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I have enjoyed the different teas that Read More