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Richmond Park Blend from Upton Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Tea Where to Buy: Upton Tea Tea Description: Description: A mellow, whole-leaf blend of Keemun, Ceylon, and Darjeeling. An exceptional tea that is smooth enough for drinking plain, and sturdy enough to take milk or lemon. From our London blender. Origin: England Steeping Suggestions: Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup Water Temp: 212º (boiling) Steep Time: 4-5 min. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: According to the production description Richmond Park Blend from Upton Tea is ‘mellow’.  I disagree.  That’s not a word I would use to describe this tea at all.  However, the product description Read More

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Keemun Tea from Red Blossom Tea Company

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Tea Where to Buy: Red Blossom Tea Company Tea Description: Developed by a Chinese mandarin in 1875 to satiate the increasing demand for tea in Europe, Keemun quickly became the primary tea export of late 19th century imperial China. Today, it is a key component in traditional English Breakfast blends, but usually used in smaller quantities because of its cost relative to lower grade Indian Assams. Our Keemun comes from Anhui Province, China. The leaves were harvested from a tea garden in the county of Qimen. Once harvested the leaves are cut to increase the rate Read More

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Lumberjack Black Tea from Tippy’s Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Tippy’s Tea Tea Description: An original creation made by Tippy’s, we think you’ll love it. This is the truly manly man’s tea. It is rich and flavourful and wouldn’t be complete without some extra smokiness. Simply must be experienced! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I wasn’t a big fan of Tippy’s Midday Flight (the only other tea from Tippy’s I’ve tried) but I really want to love this company because they’re Canadian (supporting tea companies from my country is awesome; especially with the poor state of our dollar), affordable, and Read More

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Caravan Triad Tea from Brooklyn Tea Blends Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Brooklyn Tea Blends Co. Tea Description: BROOKLYN TEA BLENDS CARAVAN TRIAD is a perfect marriage of three black teas.  Blended together to achieve a memorizing complex but smooth taste. Richly and malty yet with great harmony of spices, fruits and wealth of smolderingly smoky aroma. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I was excited when I heard about Caravan Triad Tea from Brooklyn Tea Blends Co.  Not necessarily because it’s a caravan tea which to me means ‘smoky’ and I’ve mentioned more than once that I’m not a huge fan of smoky teas, Read More

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Red Hot Cinnamon Spice Black Tea from M&K’s Tea Company

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  M&K’s Tea Company on Etsy Tea Description: A sweet cinnamon confection with just enough spice to pack a punch, but not enough to send you to the emergency room. We threw four different types of cinnamon bark into this thing, just so you know we mean business. Assam black tea for a a little maltiness coupled with Keemun black tea for a little smokiness, and, well, you have yourself some Red Hot Cinnamon Spice! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: After reading the ingredient list of this Red Hot Cinnamon Spice Read More