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An Early Taste of Spring with Mountain Oolong Spring. . . . .

Mountain Oolong Spring from Mountain Tea Co. is truly a springtime tea.  In the spring, everything blooms and bursts into life, and you can evoke this feeling by brewing a cup of this tea in your kitchen at home.  I’ve had quite a few teas that smell like jasmine or rose, but this tea lights up with the fragrance of less typical flowers, soft and feminine like baby’s breath or lily of the valley. Putting your nose into a cup of this tea will envelop you with this relaxing, perfumey sensation. Beyond the flavor of flowers, there are nutty and Read More

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Anxi Tie Guan Yin from Teasenz

I can’t remember the last time I drank a Tie Guan Yin, which is something of a surprise as it’s become one of my favourite oolong varieties. I was more than pleased when I came across this one, not least because it’s a good opportunity to reacquaint myself. This particular Tie Guan Yin is from the Anxi Nature Reserve in Fujian Province, a major Chinese tea growing region (although one I seem to associate more with black tea than with oolong, strangely enough!) I used 1 tsp of leaf for my cup, and gave it 3 minutes in water slightly Read More

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Rohini Emerald Green First Flush Darjeeling from Udyan Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: Udyan Tea Tea Description: Rohini has been planted with special green tea clones which have very less *tannin content in them. The teas made from these bushes taste smooth and sweet, with pronounced vegetable flavour. They aren’t bitter unlike their counterparts from the district. Rohini Emerald Green Tea is made from single leaf and a bud. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Rohini Emerald Green is a First Flush Darjeeling tea, a variety I’m particularly fond of. I’m intrigued by this one, though (more so than usual!) because the leaf is Read More

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Dayuling Premium High Mountain Oolong from Beautiful Taiwan Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: Beautiful Taiwan Tea Tea Description: The premium teas of Taiwan are known for their smoothness, the quality of their soup and their “Chaqi”.   Only grown in the highest areas, theses leaves take their time to grow and soak up all the cool mist and the High Mountain air.  You’ll feel calm and attentive with this Dayuling sourced High Mountain Oolong. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I’ve heard great things about Dayuling Oolong; and I’m very happy to finally get the chance to try one! The high, high altitude at which Read More

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Avonlea Honeybush Tisane from Lemon Lily

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Honeybush Where to Buy:  Lemon Lily Tea Description: Organic ingredients:  Honeybush, cinnamon, ginger, hibiscus, Canadian Maple Flakes. Learn more about subscribing to Postal Teas here. Taster’s Review: I had high hopes for this Avonlea Honeybush Tisane from Lemon Lily.  I mean, cinnamon, ginger and maple together with the honeyed, nutty flavor of honeybush actually sounds pretty tasty.  Even with hibiscus in there.  But as I taste it, I’m finding myself disappointed by this. I don’t like the combination of honeybush and hibiscus.  This just isn’t working for me.  You might think that the sweetness of the honeybush would help even Read More