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Fresh and Easygoing Green: Tian Mu Mao #FengGreen Tea from @Teavivre

There’s a lot of green teas out there: potent matcha, sour kukicha, toasted hojicha, or smoky gunpowder, to name just a few. After trying this offering from Teavivre, now I can add Feng Green tea to my list. First of all, the leaves of Feng Green tea were unlike any of the green teas I mentioned. The Feng Green tea leaves were long and tightly curled, tangling into each other as I tried to scoop some tea into my teapot.  This was certainly a different shape than the rolled pellets of gunpowder green, or the flattened hojicha leaves, or the Read More

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Himalayan Shangri-la from Teabox

If I had to choose between dark oolong or green oolong, for me it would be green every time. I find them characterful and unique, with more variation in flavour than I’ve typically found (at least so far…) among their roasted counterparts. And that’s coming from a habitual black tea drinker. Himalayan Shangri-la is a Nepalese Oolong from 2015. It’s a first flush, or spring, oolong comprising highly graded leaves taken from a single estate. The leaf here is pretty impressive – they’re long and twisty, with a high predominance of downy buds, and vary from a dark khaki to Read More

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Organic Dragon Well Green Tea from Canton Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: Canton Tea Co. Tea Description: This delicious organic Dragon Well is grown in the hills of Zhejiang Province near Long Jing, the village where this famous tea originated. The green tea leaves are picked young and taken back to the village where the skilled tea masters use their bare hands to press them flat in a hot, dry wok in the traditional way. This arrests the oxidation process and ensures the liquor carries the notes of freshly cut grass, rounded off by a soft, nutty flavour. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Read More

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Lemongrass and Ginger from T2 Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Herbal blend Where to Buy:  T2 Tea Tea Description: Zesty and bright lemongrass contrasts the spicy flavor of ginger to create a bright and wild taste sensation. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I enjoy tea blends that have lemongrass added, but I don’t reach for plain lemongrass much. I am also not a huge fan of ginger as it’s usually very strong and spicy, but I’m in the mood for a tummy-soothing blend this evening. The blend smells very invigorating! The lemongrass is strong with a nice ginger note. It’s not surprising as the only Read More

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Green Dragon from Canton Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Canton Tea Co. Tea Description: Blended for us by Rare Tea Hunter, Phil Mumby, this is a base of China Green Sencha given a full makeover with the citrus kick of lemon zest, lemongrass, lemon oil – and ginger. The combination of the fresh, green grass sencha notes, the lemony flavour and the warming ginger is completed by the subtlest hint of liquorice root to give a lingering sweetness. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Yum!  When Canton Tea Co.asked me to try their new Green Dragon – I was excited! Read More