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Honey Red Jade from Golden Leaf Tea. . . . .

I’m a sucker for bug-bitten oolongs and their characteristic honey flavor. Although I usually avoid black teas for health reasons, I couldn’t resist a straight black tea with honey in the name. I did not know anything about it at the time I drank it and took notes, but I have since looked it up and am not surprised to learn that this is a Taiwanese black tea produced from tea leaves that have been nibbled on by leafhoppers. It tastes exactly like you would expect that description to taste, in the best way. The sample I received came in Read More

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Honey Red Jade Tea from Golden Leaf Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Tea Where to Buy: Golden Leaf Tea Tea Description: Honey Red Jade Tea is a unique fermented black tea from the pristine hills of Taiwan. Hand-picked and processed, Honey Red Jade Tea is grown naturally to encourage the tea leafhoppers to feed on the tea leaves, producing a natural honey fragrance when the enzymes from the leafhopper interact with the tea plants. This tea brews to a dark caramel color with a sweet fragrance and refreshing taste. Honey Red Jade tea is irresistible when it is hot. It is even better when it is cooled. The unique Read More

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Yunnan Golden Strand Spring 2011 from Stone Leaf Teahouse

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Black Where to Buy: Stone Leaf Teahouse  Tea Description: Jinggu, Spring 2011 Smooth, velvety, nutty The most delicate combined with the robust; a skilled harvest of just the tips of the tea plant, exposed to the outside world for one day, then processed as black tea. Features characteristic earthy tones of Dian Hong, yet yields an incredibly soft, sweet cup. Notes of grape, slight pepper, and olive. Learn more about this tea here.   Taster’s Review: This Yunnan Golden Strand Spring 2011 from Stone Leaf Teahouse has the sweetest bready flavor. It reminds me of raisin bread, or Read More