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Organic Royal Camomile from Hampstead Tea. . . .

Hampstead Tea has been around since the 1980’s. They are committed to biodynamic practices in producing what they sell; i.e. putting in more than is taken out. They offer organic tea with fair trade options. This particular tea came in an individually wrapped tea bag. And yes, they spell it Camomile. Is that a British thing? Is it just the Americans who spell it Chamomile? This particular tea came in an individually wrapped tea bag. And yes, they spell it Camomile. Is that a British thing? Is it just the Americans who spell it Chamomile? If the herbs are fresh, Read More

Organic Energy Chai

Organic Energy Chai from Hampstead Tea. . . .

“Organic Energy Chai” by Hampstead Tea was originally “BIOCHAI” (all caps). The original bag (which I am sampling here) touted the ingredient “biodynamic black tea leaves.” They’ve since changed their branding to a more delicate branding scheme that involves a white background and no more claims of things being “biodynamic.” Which is sort of a relief, because when I see “BIOCHAI” or “biodynamic,” I ironically don’t think of something being biological at all. I think about things that are biologically enhanced, like a Terminator/Borg situation. Like this tea got taken over by nanobots. This delicate, sweet tea doesn’t seem like Read More

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Organic Mint Green Tea from Hampstead Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Hampstead Tea Tea Description: Refreshing and healthy, our mint green tea has a mellow flavour and cooling finish. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: When it comes to mint teas, I often find myself preferring mint tisanes or pure mint leaves (and my preference is peppermint) over mint combined with tea leaves, because as I’ve found a few mint teas where the mint has overwhelmed the flavor of the tea leaves so much that the taste of the tea is almost indiscernible.  But that is not the case of this Read More

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Organic Fairtrade Green Tea from Hampstead Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Hampstead Tea Tea Description: Delicate and fresh tasting, our biodynamic green tea is valued for its detoxifying and antioxidant properties. Its unfermented leaves are only lightly steamed before being dried. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I am drinking the bagged version of this tea (it is also available loose leaf), and I am pleasantly surprised by the delicious flavor of this bagged tea.  Generally, my automatic response to a tea bag is “ugh” as I would prefer loose tea to bagged tea 9.9 times out of ten.  (Note:  for Read More

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Organic Fair Trade Assam from Hampstead Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Hampstead Tea Tea Description: A uniquely strong, full bodied malty tea from the sun drenched region of Assam. Ingredients: Fairtrade black tea Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Do you ever wake in the morning, only to wish that you could sleep longer?  Of course!  Don’t we all?  Truth be told, I experience that just about every morning! On the days when I can’t hit the snooze button, this is the kind of tea that I need in my tea cup.  It is a strong, stout kind of tea, with Read More