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Frosty Garden from Mellow Monk

Frosty Garden from Mellow Monk is a Kumamoto-style guricha with tea leaf stems.  Apparently, the curly-shaped guricha leaves are prepared using a steaming process, rather than a pan-fried process, which give this tea its special flavor. First and foremost, let me say that I like the name of the tea, and it’s helped me be inspired while drinking this brew. This is a well-balanced tea, just the right mix of both vegetal and fruity notes, and both sweet and savory tones. The vegetal notes feel like spring grass that grew up fast and got caught by that last, sudden wet Read More

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Darjeeling 1st Flush Colonal Casleton DJ-13 Oolong from Camellia Sinensis

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Camellia Sinensis (However it’s no longer listed) Tea Description: Here is an wulong composed of leaves varying in hue from light green to orange by way of delicate shades of silver which adorn its numerous buds. The light rolling typical of this type of clonal offers lovely large leaves which, once infused, release rich floral and herbaceous fragrances. The liquor, soft and of a substantial texture, is supported by fruity and spicy notes. Its long tangy finish evokes the lightness of spring. Learn more about this tea on Steepster! Taster’s Review: This is definitely an Read More

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Hard Candy Tisane from DAVIDsTEA

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Herbal/Tisane Where to Buy:  DAVIDsTEA Tea Description: Looking for a new way to satisfy your sweet tooth? This sweet and tangy tea is where it’s at. With sour cherries, kiwi and coconut, it has all the taste of a candy shop treat – at next to no calories. Brewed over ice, it’s a deliciously fruity, kid-friendly summer treat. And brewed extra-strong then topped up with sparkling water, it’s an unbeatably refreshing TeaPop. How sweet is that? Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This is part two of a five part review of the DAVIDsTEA Read More

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Honey, I Dew White from DAVIDsTEA

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Where to Buy:  DAVIDsTEA Tea Description: In Vietnam, melons are a sign of good luck. In Chinese medicine, they’re said to help cool the body down. Around here, we think they’re just about the tastiest fruit around – especially when you pair them with fresh, delicate white tea. With fruity hints of pineapple and mango, this melon-packed blend is refreshing, juicy and naturally sweet. The best part? This tea was named by our customers! Is there anything they can’t dew? Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: It’s very refreshing to see another permanent white tea Read More

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Mojave Desert Prickly Pear Tea by Mountain Witch Tea Company

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Mountain Witch Tea Company Tea Description: Quench your thirst with our special prickly pear tea blend. We infused our finest black tea with the flavor of Mojave Desert prickly pear for a delicious & unusual tea. Made with our best black tea, natural & artificial flavors, marigold & safflower petals, citric acid. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I can’t say that I’ve ever had anything like this one before.  I’m not sure what Prickly Pear is supposed to taste like so I did some research and it from what I can Read More