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Anxi Tie Guan Yin from Teasenz

I can’t remember the last time I drank a Tie Guan Yin, which is something of a surprise as it’s become one of my favourite oolong varieties. I was more than pleased when I came across this one, not least because it’s a good opportunity to reacquaint myself. This particular Tie Guan Yin is from the Anxi Nature Reserve in Fujian Province, a major Chinese tea growing region (although one I seem to associate more with black tea than with oolong, strangely enough!) I used 1 tsp of leaf for my cup, and gave it 3 minutes in water slightly Read More

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Organic Dragon Well Green Tea from Canton Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: Canton Tea Co. Tea Description: This delicious organic Dragon Well is grown in the hills of Zhejiang Province near Long Jing, the village where this famous tea originated. The green tea leaves are picked young and taken back to the village where the skilled tea masters use their bare hands to press them flat in a hot, dry wok in the traditional way. This arrests the oxidation process and ensures the liquor carries the notes of freshly cut grass, rounded off by a soft, nutty flavour. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Read More

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Organic Oolong Tea from Buddha Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: Buddha Teas Tea Description: Over the years, many different varieties of oolong tea have been produced, each with their own style and flavor, however traditional oolong tea remains the most popular among these. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Oolong has historically been my nemesis, although I have to say at this point that I’ve only ever tried loose leaf oolong with one exception (Teapigs Tung Ting Oolong, which is pyramid bagged). This oolong is also bagged, and in fairly small, square paper affairs that really don’t look like they’ll provide 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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Australia Houjicha Green from What-Cha

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: What-Cha Tea Description: Two Rivers Green Tea started producing tea in 2001 with the aid and encouragement of Japanese tea experts who were seeking to encourage Japanese style tea production for the domestic Japanese market. The Two Rivers farm was selected as it has the same latitude of southern Japanese tea farms, idea temperatures, rainfall and great quality topsoil. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Recently I placed a What-Cha order for myself, and one of the things I was looking for was a Houjicha to stock up since it’s one of Read More