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Morawaka Ceylon FBOP from KTeas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  KTeas Tea Description: This Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe consists of semi-leafy pieces with some tips. You may notice a more mellow liquor with a mild, fresh flavor, an inviting bouquet to your cup, and a finish that lingers attractively. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I thought I had completed my series of Morawaka estate Ceylon reviews, but I came across this sampling the other day as I was sorting through my stash (in an effort to get it organized … an effort, I fear, that is futile, and yet, Read More

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Mauka Oolong Tea (Hawaiian Grown) from KTeas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  KTeas Product Description: Single-Estate tea: Volcano Tea Garden – Farm Collective; Growing elevation: 3600′, Volcano Village, Hawaii USA Artfully consistent leaves are vibrantly colored with slightly oxidized edges. Elusive and complex flavor in the cup with a sophisticated, delicate, pale yellow infusion. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: One of the things I love most about Oolong teas is that I’m always surprised by them.  Just when I think I might know what to expect from an Oolong, something like this Mauka Oolong from KTeas comes along and surprises me Read More

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Glenburn Second Flush Darjeeling Summer Leaf Tea FTGFOP1 from KTeas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  KTeas Product Description:  picked 30 May 2011 Direct from the Glenburn Tea Estate in Darjeeling, India! This second flush Darjeeling is plucked during the early summer months of May and June. Shoots of the bush which draw their succulence from the late spring rain showers are selected to make the stylishrolled leaf. The cup is clear amber to the eye, nonetheless full-bodied with a mature flavor compared to the First Flush that preceded it. Glenburn’s unique growing conditions imbue the very select clonal plants with a special character in their liquor all Read More

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Morawaka Ceylon Pekoe-1 from KTeas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  KTeas Product Description: Curly, leafy tea of a slightly smaller size (hence the “1”) produce a good, basic cup of tea that has a light liquor, a delicate taste, and a pleasantly memorable finish. Taster’s Review: I think that with this sampling, I’ve had the opportunity to try six of the seven Ceylon teas that KTeas offers from the Morawaka estate in Sri Lanka.  And of the five different teas that I’ve tasted and reviewed, this Ceylon Pekoe-1 is perhaps the best example of what I think of when I think of Read More

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Glenburn Estates Khongea Chai Assam (2nd Flush) CTC-BOP from KTeas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  KTeas Product Description: Freshly picked 8 June 2011. “Chai” is a word meaning “tea” in many parts of the world. In addition, these CTC black tea leaves are called “chai” because they make a popular base to which to add those luscious spices that turn the tea into the deliciously spicy beverage we call “Chai”.  These CTC leaves of second-flush assam can certainly steep into a thoroughly enjoyable cuppa all on their own … well, okay, maybe add some sweetener and milk or cream (yes! this tea will stand up to cream!). Read More