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Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea by New Mexico Tea Company

I steeped 1 tsp of this tea for 5 minutes in one cup of 212 degree water. First of all, this tea isn’t kidding when it says “hot.” (Currently I’m able to smell the cinnamon flavor through the bag even though I double-bagged it, which means it has about the same strength as lapsang souchong). You can clearly see, when measuring it out, that there’s tons of cinnamon in the tea leaves. The ingredients list says it has natural and artificial flavorings too in addition to the three types of cinnamon–I didn’t know three types of cinnamon existed, did you? Read More

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Uper Fagu Darjeeling Oolong from The Tea Shelf

Hello Tea Friends. Darjeeling, one of the most famous tea growing regions in the world. Did you know tea produced in Darjeeling accounts for 7% of India’s total tea export? I love to read and learn about tea, there are some great facts on Wikipedia. The Tea Shelf specialise in Indian teas from source and offer worldwide shipping. A new company to me but they offer worldwide shipping and have a wonderful selection on their site. The tea I will be reviewing is Uper Fagu Darjeeling Oolong. Upper Fagu is a tea garden in Gorubathan, Darjeeling. This particular sample was picked Read More

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Pekoe Breakfast Black Tea from Pekoe Sip House

Are you looking for that next good cup of breakfast tea to sip on?  Perhaps Pekoe Breakfast Black Tea from Pekoe Sip House is that cuppa!  It’s fairly bold, uplifting, energizing, and rich in both flavor and character. Pekoe Breakfast Black Tea from Pekoe Sip House infuses to a marvelous shade of medium-dark brown with deep red-orange hue.  It smells like a breakfast tea would.  The flavor is bold, astringent-in-a-good-way, malty, woodsy all at the same time.  It’s not an average tasting breakfast tea.  Pekoe Breakfast Black Tea from Pekoe Sip House has that little ‘extra something’.  Perhaps it’s their Read More

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Organic Okayti Wonder – Second Flush From Vahdam Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Darjeeling Tea Where to Buy: Vahdam Teas Tea Description: A certified organic fresh summer black from Okayti. The well manufactured leaves offer a delightful appearance with golden tips sprinkled all over. The tea is elegantly rich and bodied supported by aromas of fruits and berries. Discover zesty notes of chocolate with hints of muscat grapes in every sip. The aftertaste lingers on to a sweet floral finish.  Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I will start by explaining that Vahdam Teas is a new name for an older company, formally known as Golden Tips Read More

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Doke Black Fusion from Lochan Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Lochan Tea Tea Description: Doke Black Fusion Invoice Number: DB 001 Season: 1st Flush 2015 Grade: Hand made Black Tea Cultivar: TV22 plucked from the 4A section Location: Bihar, India Size: 6 kilos This tea comes from a small producer in Bihar, south of Darjeeling. The flat tea garden, next to a river (a power plant outlet), is everything else than the almost eponymous “Darjeeling Himalayan vales” – and yet it can already rival with some of the finest Darjeelings. What is unique however, is that the leaf material is Assamese and indeed Read More