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Ceylon Idulgashinna Blooming Mushroom White from What-Cha

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White/Bloom Where to Buy: What-Cha Tea Description: A hand tied ball of silver tip white tea, possessing delicate fruity tones which become stronger with subsequent infusions. Tangy apricot notes become apparent with some subtle malt tones in latter steeps. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I have to admit, the only reason I bought this tea was because it has ‘mushroom’ in the title and it intrigued me since I’m very allergic to mushrooms. Though the tea itself has little to nothing to do with mushrooms, it still felt kind of cool to get to say Read More

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Peanut Butter Cup Tisane from DAVIDsTEA

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Tisane Where to Buy: DAVIDsTEA Tea Description: Whether you’re looking for an afternoon pick-me-up or a sweet treat on the go, nothing beats peanut butter and chocolate. Sweet, rich, salty and addictive, it’s a classic combo for a reason. And with this smooth and satisfying blend, you can indulge your sweet tooth anytime, guilt-free. With almonds, cocoa beans and chocolate chips, it tastes just like the real thing. And since it’s completely peanut free, you can take it with you everywhere. Want to take it to the next level? Try it as a latte with frothed chocolate milk. Read More

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Elixir #9 (Peachy Oolong) From Liquid Proust Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Liquid Proust Teas (On Etsy) Tea Description: Ingredients: Green oolong (Vietnamese Tung Ting), peach blossoms, flavoring. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Finally trying the last of the tea samples that Andrew, from Liquid Proust Teas, was nice enough to send my way. Over on Steepster I’ve posted this review as well – and there it has some special significance as well as it’s my 3000th ‘tasting note’ on that site. I really wanted to celebrate my involvement in the Steepster community by drinking a tea made by someone also engaged within Read More

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Dayuling Premium High Mountain Oolong from Beautiful Taiwan Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: Beautiful Taiwan Tea Tea Description: The premium teas of Taiwan are known for their smoothness, the quality of their soup and their “Chaqi”.   Only grown in the highest areas, theses leaves take their time to grow and soak up all the cool mist and the High Mountain air.  You’ll feel calm and attentive with this Dayuling sourced High Mountain Oolong. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I’ve heard great things about Dayuling Oolong; and I’m very happy to finally get the chance to try one! The high, high altitude at which Read More

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Thailand Sticky Rice ‘Khao Hom’ Oolong from What-Cha

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: What-Cha Tea Description: Has a creamy texture and sticky rice aroma, imparted unto the tea during processing by heating the sticky rice plant’s leaves along with the tea leaves. Sticky rice scented tea is a specialty of northern Thailand, although traditionally green tea is used, Jin Xuan Oolong produces just as good if not better results. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I’ve been wanting to try a sticky rice scented tea for a while now; and when I made my most recent What-Cha order I noticed this one offered on their Read More