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Pu’er Tea (Raw Loose Leaf) from Cloud Nine Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu’er Tea Where to Buy: Cloud Nine Teas Tea Description: A bold fragrance, slight astringency, a hint of bitterness and a sweet aftertaste: this is raw Pu’er tea at its best. We love its explosive pick-me-up quality, and we think you will too. Place of Origin Simao, Yunnan, China Harvest Spring 2015 Storage Airtight dry storage recommended (sealed in a zip-lock bag. BPA-free) Brewing & Enjoying The goal is to bring out the tea’s essential oils. Raw loose Pu’er is best brewed at around 85-90 degrees Celsius with filtered water. Steep at least 5 grams of leaves for 10-20 seconds and watch them open Read More

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Chocolate Boozer Black from Luhse Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Luhse Tea Tea Description: Arrr! You’re a rum drunk pirate. Those that mess with your chocolate booty will walk the plank! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Luhse Tea is a very interesting company that plays around with the idea/theme of a teabag “Prohibition” in order to free you, the consumer, from the restrictions of bagged tea and allow you the freedom of exploring loose tea. Their site is very fun to navigate, and seeing the way they’ve tied this theme into each blend is definitely entertaining and worthy taking the Read More

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Wai Tisane from PONOinfusions

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Herbal/Fruit Tisane Where to Buy:  PONOinfusions Tea Description: Wai will refresh you with a tranquil infusion of herbs & botanicals, inspired by breathtaking waterfalls, streams, and fresh water pools, all preciously vital to life in Hawai’i.  Made from certified organic and fair trade ingredients and caffeine-free, Wai immerses you in a marriage of mint & berry.  Wai means fresh water in Hawaiian—a precious resource in Hawai’i’s fragile ecosystems. To learn more about efforts to conserve wai and the native plants & animals who call Hawai’i’s wai home, such as the endangered pinapinao (Hawaiian damselfly) and the uluhe fern Read More

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Ceylon Idulgashinna Hand Twisted Blue Nettle Oolong from What-Cha

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  What-Cha Tea Description: A delightful tea crafted by workers meticulously hand twisting and tying tea leaves together to form a ‘blue nettle’. The leaves within the ‘blue nettle’ show varying levels of oxidisation and as a result the tea exhibits characteristics typical to white, oolong and black teas! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This is a very cool tea; and while I don’t know for sure that’s it’s unique to What-Cha I’ve personally never seen another oolong rolled like this. When I opened up my sealed package I was quite Read More

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Oriental Beauty Oolong from Tea Ave.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Tea Ave Tea Description: Go ahead, search the world—you won’t find another tea quite like Oriental Beauty, the luxurious, highly prized oolong tea so exquisite that it made its way from Taiwan to Queen Elizabeth II, who gave it its name. Processed entirely by hand, Oriental Beauty is produced only once a year, during summer. Our Oriental Beauty grows in the Ping Ling area of Northern Taiwan, known for its breathtaking scenery. The perpetual mild climate and rolling fog makes the growing environment truly unique. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Tea Read More