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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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Canton Assam Black Tea from Canton Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Canton Tea Co. Tea Description: We have waited a long time to bring in our own house Assam. Now we have one to shout about and have made it a Canton signature tea. It is a blend of two, high grade, Khongea Estate teas – one of which has just won the North American Tea Championships in the Assam category. That’s how good it is. The family-owned estate is known to us and we are delighted to be working closely with them. Do what Assam is made to do and steep the leaves Read More

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Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea Golden Tip 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: I reviewed this tea a couple of years ago, but I’m revisiting it because it’s a new year and a new Read More

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Firewater Black Tea Blend from Pelican Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Pelican Tea Tea Description: Firewater is the original recipe by Pelican Tea and remains our favorite to this day. Premium Orange Pekoe black tea and home-toasted brown rice produce an earthy blend that’s as comforting as it is spicy.  Good around a campfire or mixed with your favorite spirit (silver tequila being our spirit of choice). Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: OK!  I’ve got to tell you … this Firewater Black Tea Blend from Pelican Tea scared me!  I don’t do a whole lot of cooking (or anything else) with the habanero pepper, because even though I Read More

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Four Horsemen Black Tea Blend from Simple Loose Leaf

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Simple Loose Leaf Tea Description: A delicious blend of four of our most loved black teas. Rich and malty Assam provides an aromatic chocolatey note to the floral and sweet Darjeeling, while the crisp Keemun and peppery Yunnan create a strong backbone to this incredible blend. The varying flavor profiles balance each other perfectly to create a smooth, strong breakfast tea to suit any palate. Learn more about this tea here. Learn more about Simple Loose Leaf’s customized subscription program here. Taster’s Review: As you may remember when I wrote my review of Simple Read More