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Orchid Oolong from Art of Tea. . . .

Spring is just around the corner. At least in my neck of the woods it is. It seems like everybody is tired of lugging around the winter coats and heavy sweaters and are ready for the change of seasons.  Even I’m ready to open up some windows and let the fresh air in. With the coming of the seasons, also comes (for some of us) a change in our tea drinking habits. I’ve noticed that I’ve been craving more bright spring like teas with a floral touch lately.  So the other day I prepped up my kettle and checked out Read More

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Darjeeling Red Thunder Black – Gopaldhara Estate from Conundrum Tea. . . .

Darjeeling Red Thunder Black – Gopaldhara Estate from Conundrum Tea is the first tea I have tried from this company! And I sure hope it isn’t my last! Darjeeling Red Thunder Black – Gopaldhara Estate no longer appears on the company website or shop but it certainly was a GOODY! It was an autumn flush, black tea, from Darjeeling, India. It’s been said that Autumns in Darjeeling tend to be cold and the temperatures can reach freezing levels. This causes the leaves to wither and ferment before they are even picked. Having the tea leaves processed by nature produces some Read More

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Pine Oolong from Golden T Leaf. . . . .

My only experience with oolong teas has been black oolong tea. To be honest, I didn’t know there were any other types. It seems silly that I thought that now, but I clearly still have a lot to learn about teas! This tea is very delicate, when it brews it is a light caramel color and has a very delicate flavor. Other oolongs I’ve had have had a much richer, roasted and in some cases smoky flavor. I drank this tea straight with no sweetener or cream. I really enjoyed the mild flavor. I like that green tea is lower Read More

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Chamraj Estate Handmade Tea from Full Leaf Tea Company. . . . .

Chamraj Estate Handmade Tea from Full Leaf Tea Company was a tea I recently sipped on and I wanted to tell you a bit about it and my experience. I infused the somewhat longish dark leaves for a few moments and took a sip. I noticed right away how pure and impressive this Oolong was! I was OVERLY pleased about that from the start as I was starting to get into an Oolong funk lately. This one broke down the walls! It’s a wonderful award winning Oolong tea from Nigiri, India. I appreciated the silky smooth texture along side the Read More

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Imperial Pearl Oolong from Mountain Tea. . . . .

Boy…do I have a unique oolong for you today! It’s Imperial Pearl Oolong from Mountain Tea. It’s considered to be a BRANDY Oolong and is on the more rare side of oolongs you may have (or have not) tasted. If you manage to get your hands on it – I highly recommend it! A brief overview of Brandy Oolongs are as follows… It’s made from a special cultivar of the tea plant unique to Taiwan that is highly oxidized (85-90%) and has only recently been introduced to western tea enthusiasts. It’s also known as “Ruby-18″ which is a style of Read More