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Holistic Hearts (Black) Tea from Beleave Teas

Holistic Hearts (Black) Tea from Beleave Teas is the second tea I have had from this company and I have to say both impressions have been positive ones!  As soon as I opened the package of this Holistic Hearts (Black) Tea from Beleave Teas I could smell a fruity yet crusty combo – much like a jelly croissant!  As you can see from the photo above Holistic Hearts (Black) Tea from Beleave Teas comes in the shape of hearts. My first infusion of this Holistic Hearts (Black) Tea from Beleave Teas was a lighter to medium black tea liquor in the cup and Read More

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Hunan Mao Jian from Harney & Sons

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Green Where to Buy: Harney & Sons Tea Description: While looking for the best teas in Changsha, we found this organic green tea. Not every occasion demands the best tea, so this is a nice one to drink more often. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Mao Jian has become one of my favourite green tea varieties over the last year or so, and I’m always pleased to try one that’s new to me. This Hunan Mao Jian from Harney and Sons looks pretty much as I’d expect – thin, wiry leaves that are a little Read More

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Yunnan Graceful ‘Zi Juan’ Purple Varietal Green Tea from What-Cha Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Purple/Green Where to Buy:  What-Cha Tea Tea Description: A brilliant and rare tea produced from purple varietal tea plants, with a smoky aroma and taste combined with a wonderful smooth texture. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Wow! It’s been a long time since I’ve had a tea grown from the purple varietal tea plant, so I was excited to try this Yunnan Zi Juan Purple Varietal Green Tea from What-Cha.   And it definitely did not disappoint!  This is LOVELY! The texture is smooth and silky.  There is a mild overtone of smokiness Read More

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Hunan Dark Tea from Tea Source

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Dark Tea Where to Buy:  Tea Source Tea Description: This loose Hunan dark tea is very fragrant and steeps up medium-bodied, slightly sweet, and meadowy. Good for multiple infusions. This is a great introduction to Hunan dark teas. Learn more about this tea here. To subscribe to Steepster Select, click here. Taster’s Review: I am not sure exactly what the difference is between “dark” teas and pu-erh teas, but, Tea Source explains it like this: The category of China dark tea is shrouded in mystery. They are almost never seen in the West. Dark teas from Hunan Province Read More

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Mao Jian Green Tea from Little Red Cup Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Little Red Cup Tea Co. Tea Description: Our Green Mao Jian Tea is pure whole leaf organic Chinese tea, Fair Trade certified and sublimely drinkable. A marvelous tea to accompany you throughout a busy morning and into the early afternoon, a tea both for the dedicated tea consumer and one for the casual tea drinker as well. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I just came in from a massive marathon of holiday shopping, and I can’t think of another tea that revitalizes me quite the same way as a sweet, lush Read More