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Mao Feng from Global Tea Hut. . . . .

My holidays started early with the surprise receipt of  Global Tea Hut’s Magazine and tea tin subscription from Taiwan. I’m the type of person to read the manual first before trying something new, and was a little worried that this 80 page magazine would require me to brush up on my rusty Mandarin, but there were no parts lost in translation! It was both poetic and relatable, mixing Chinese tea history and culture as well as modern processing techniques used for the very Mao Feng Tea I was about to taste. This months sample of bright colored organic buds and leaves from China’s Read More

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Creamy Eggnog Tea from Butiki Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Butiki Teas Tea Description: Creamy Eggnog is part of our holiday series that encompasses a number of holidays from different religions. Many people might not think of eggnog as their number one choice for a Christmas flavor but Eggnog is particularly important in my family’s tradition of celebrating Christmas. Eggnog always marked the beginning of the Christmas season and was the last thing we would drink before we would try to go to sleep Christmas Eve. As a child, getting any sleep Christmas Eve would have been a miracle. There was always Read More

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Black Keemun Mao Feng from Tea Horse

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Tea Horse Tea Description: A high grade black tea from Qimen, China, known as one of the world’s best. Taster’s Review: I tried to find this tea on the Tea Horse website, but, was unsuccessful.  Which is a shame, because this is a Keemun that you should REALLY try! It is delightful!  And it’s just what I needed this afternoon! Today has been a trying day for me, and I want something that will invigorate me so that I can feel motivated again, and also something that will give me that inner Read More

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Keemun Mao Feng from Life in Teacup

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Life in Teacup Tea Description: Production Year – 2011 Production Season – Summer Production Region – Qimen, Anhui Province Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Keemun is among my favorite black (or red) teas.  Such a wonderful complexity to Keemun tea – at once it is a deep, smoky tea, but it isn’t too heavy.  It is light enough to allow the drinker to experience its delicious fruit notes.  It is rich and bold and flavorful, and it has gusto to spare! This Keemun Mao Feng from Life in Teacup Read More

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Shangrila from Tea Licious

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Tea Licious Tea Description: Green Mao Feng, safflowers, marigold, passion fruit and peach. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This is so yummy! When I first saw the leaves in the package, I thought that this might be a white tea, as the leaves look soft and fluffy like a silver needle tea.  And the flavor is light and crisp … but not quite as delicate as a white tea.  This definitely has that vegetative taste that one experiences from green tea. And that is a good thing, in my Read More