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Organic Greek Mountain Tea from Kilo. . . .

My sample of Organic Greek Mountain Tea from Kilo looked so unusual in the bag I had to give it a try.  It looks a bit like sage or a white tea, grey-green in color and fuzzy to the touch, with a chain of full, yellow blossoms.  I needed my big infuser to handle all the lush stems, leaves, and blossoms of this tea. I followed my usual pattern for lightly flavored herbal teas and steeped these leaves with boiling water, lots of leaves, and waited a good ten minutes. Brewed the tea is very fragrant, vegetal but sweet, almost Read More

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Snow Chrysanthemum Flower Tea (Xue Ju Hua Cha) from Teasenz

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Flower Where to Buy:  Teasenz Tea Description: A ‘heavenly’ rare flower tea that is grown only in the Kunlun mountains, where slow flower growth results in a delicious flower taste with notes of caramel and dark red tea liquor. Snow Chrysanthemum flower tea contains high amounts of amino acids and proteins, which are beneficial to your health by lowering blood sugar, reducing high cholesterol, and preventing heart diseases. A Teasenz favorite. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I have tried a few chrysanthemum teas in the past, but I have never tried a chrysanthemum tea Read More

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Raspberry Chocolate Matcha Latte from Matcha Mountains

Where to Buy:  Where Matcha Mountains Products are sold Product Description: Rich berry flavour with a hint of chocolate, using fair-trade organic dutch cocoa powder. This all time favourite is perfect for a hot beverage or milkshake. Raspberries and chocolate are a perfect pairing, liquid dessert in a cup! Taster’s Review: I held on to this sample for a while … not because I didn’t think I’d like it (the way I often do with samples of herbal tisanes, for example), but because I knew I would.  I wanted to save it for a day when I could really savor Read More

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Wuyi Mountain Big Red Robe Tea from Verdant Tea

Tea Type: Oolong Where To Buy: Verdant Tea Product Description: It took Verdant Tea 4 months of sampling to find a Big Red Robe unique and delicious enough to really justify importing. This incredible tea from the rocky cliffs of Wuyi mountain offers a side of Big Red Robe that most people have never seen. Usually all you get is caramel, chocolate and floral notes. This goes far beyond. In early steepings, there is an intriguing sensation on the tongue, almost like the metallic vibrations of a bronze cast bell, or the idea of fast moving water flowing over slate. Read More