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Brown Sugar Organic Oolong by Tea Leaf Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: Tea Leaf Co. Tea Description: A wonderfully bold and smooth organic tea blend of dark oolong and maple, a perfect pairing. While the oolong is bold, full-bodied, and lightly smoked, the maple is light, aromatic, and sweet. The combination of the two flavors results in a well-balanced, featured favorite maple tea blend. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I’ve been drinking quite a lot of Oolong recently, and some of it has really challenged my assumptions about the variety. I thought for a long time, for example, that I didn’t like Read More

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Rington’s Kenyan Gold Tea from Rington’s Premium English Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Rington’s Tea Tea Description: Unlike some traditional teas, Kenyan teas are produced in ways that make them perfect for teabags – fast infusing and full of flavour. Tea grown east of the Rift Valley is widely considered to be some of the best quality tea in the world, that’s why our Kenyan Gold blend is sourced exclusively from this region. We specially seal these teas on the estates to ensure they are as fresh and flavourful as possible, producing a fuller, smoother taste. It’s what Ringtons are good at. Learn more about this Read More

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Yun Nan Dian Hong Black from Teavivre

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Teavivre Tea Description: Dian Hong black tea, also known as Yunnan black tea, is one of China’s most famous black teas.  This is the highest grade Dian Hong generally available in China – called Golden Tip Dian Hong.  It has lots of orange pekoe in the dried tea, and brews into an absolutely great tasting, golden coloured tea, with very rich taste and aroma. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This tea really wowed me from start to finish. You begin the cup with such attractive, even dry leaf that has Read More

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Lapsang Souchong Crocodile Black from Dammann Freres

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Dammann Freres Tea Description: A black tea with a more smoky flavour than that of its Chinese counterparts. A great smoked tea from the Island of Formosa ; merits discovering. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: The ‘Crocodile’ in the name of this tea is certainly intimidating; I picture it snapping at you when you take a sip. Almost like getting whiplash from the intense smoke I suspect I’ll be tasting. The smell of the dry leaf certainly seems to support my theory; however some very quick research seems to indicate Read More

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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