Kind Green by Love Some Tea. . . . .

The tea leaves are long, twisty, intact, and dark green. I used the entire sample packet and steeped it for 3 minutes at 175 degrees in about 6 ounces of water. This tea starts to smell quite buttery and floral while steeping. The water’s not turning color much, but it smells very nice. (When I saw the leaves and smelled the sweet and buttery flavor I kind of forgot this was a green tea rather than an oolong tea, so I was expecting the water to get darker than it did.) After steeping, the tea liquid is a light whitish Read More


Pesticide-Free Japanese Green Tea Powder Packets from Shi Zen

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Shi Zen Tea Description: Our green tea is grown on family farms located in small villages in the foothills of Mount Fuji. This remote Hyuga region of Shizuoka Prefecture enjoys the perfect combination of clean air, pure water, and fertile soil only found in this area of Japan.  Enjoy the taste and convenience of our pesticide-free green tea powder while taking a full advantage of its health benefits. When you brew green tea, you are drinking only 30 percent of its nutrients and throwing away the rest. With our green tea powder, all Read More


Organic Korakundah from Butiki Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Butiki Teas Tea Description: This green tea originates from the Korakundah Estate in Nilgiri, India and is grown at an elevation of 8,000 feet. Organic Korakundah is an FOP (Flowery Orange Pekoe) grade. The Korakundah Estate is biodynamic, pesticide free, and socially responsible. This tea is very unique and almost difficult to describe. Notes of bitter greens and baby spinach are present with some smokiness. It is lightly astringent yet somewhat sweet. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I’ve had this tea a couple of times now, and I’ve really Read More


Superb Black Tea (from Rwanda) from The Excellent Tea Company

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  The Excellent Tea Company Tea Description: The Excellent Tea Company’s Superb Black Tea is a pesticide-free, Fair Trade Certified,* single-estate tea bag from the Mountains of the Moon in Rwanda, East Africa, where the high altitude, clean air, and fertile volcanic soils produce exceptionally smooth and highly prized tea without the use of pesticides or artificial fertilizers. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Hmm… I like this.  It’s a decent black tea, rich and malty, and I like that it’s pesticide-free and Fair Trade. I do find myself wishing it Read More