Matcha from ZenTei . . . . .

In the last wave of summer weather, I brewed up a cup of matcha from ZenTei.  It was an easy choice, after my eye caught a glimpse of its beautiful packaging on my tea shelf. This matcha is a hand-ground, organic green tea. The powdered tea is smooth and green, though a bit muted in color.  Matcha is best at its freshest and greenest, and I should note that I’m tasting this sample after a friend, so it’s possible my sample was just a little past its prime. In the warm weather, I tried this iced, unsweetened and without milk. Read More


Milk Caramel from Lupicia

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Lupicia Tea Description: Sweet aroma of milk caramel brings out the comforting aroma of houjicha. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: The scent of this tea is reminds me of roasted grass topped with something sweet. A part of me dislikes just how roasted this tea smells, but when I sip this blend, I’m reminded of why I like it so much. I enjoy how balanced this tea is. The caramel is soft, but adds the nicest whisper of sweetness to the roasty Hojicha. It reminds me a bit of those chewy caramel squares Read More


Golden Snail Yunnan Black by Whispering Pines Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Whispering Pines Tea Co. Tea Description: This Yunnan black tea was harvested in early spring (2014) and carries a robust and delicious flavor profile! The first thing you taste is a thick honey flavor giving way to creamy cocoa with a touch of malt. A heavy molasses-like sweetness lingers on your tongue while juicy morel plays with a hint of gardenia in the aftertaste. This tea is delicious hot as well as iced and holds up very well to three or more infusions! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Black tea Read More


Alishan Jin Xuan from Tea Ave

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Tea Ave Tea Description: Known to some as milk oolong, around here we think of Alishan Jin Xuan as our dreamy, creamy oolong. An elegant tea with a refined, subtle taste, Alishan Jin Xuan’s fruity and floral aromas complement its smooth, milky mouth feel.  Only oolongs from this particular region, grown on the foggy Alishan mountainside, produce the creamy, milky qualities found in Alishan Jin Xuan—and since the leaves are naturally flavored, it’s all done without the addition of artificial flavors or chemicals. Alishan’s unique origins also account for a flavor profile that is Read More


Raspberry Truffle Matcha Green Tea from Red Leaf Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Tea (Matcha) Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea Tea Description: Raspberry Truffle Matcha is the perfectly designed treat that literally melts in the mouth with its mix of sweetness and Matcha undertones. This treat can make the perfect in-between meals treat that is perfect for enticing the taste buds to want much more. It can also make the perfect desert when people want to sample the different alternatives that are available for the palate to partake. For children, this exceptional treat can be one of many favorite offerings on their special occasions. Raspberry Truffle Matcha is not for Read More