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Red Jade Black Tea from Oollo Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Oollo Tea Tea Description: A perfect marriage between Burma Ashamu and Taiwanese wild tea. The long twisted whole leaves give distinct smooth raisin, date and cinnamon infusions with traces of peppermint. Origin Varietal: Taiwan No. 18 Curator: Yoshi Lo Location: Yuchi, Nantou, Taiwan Elevation: 800m Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Red Jade Black Tea from Oollo Tea has already been reviewed by Anne here at Sororitea Sisters but some teas are worth reviewing more than once.  This is one of those teas and I agree with Anne thoughts as to how Read More

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Rou Gui Oolong from Tao Tea Leaf

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Tao Tea Leaf Tea Description: Rou Gui is treasured for its cinnamon flavour as well as its impressive stamina.   This tea also has the unique ability to keep its distinct flavours after multiple steepings upwards of 7 times.  Rou Gui comes from the historic WuYi mountains in the Chinas Fujian Province. This area is also famous for producing other famous teas like Lapsang Souchong and the famous Da Hong Pao.  Rou Gui has a medium and very smooth body with hints of floral orchid with a lovely honey-like finish. Learn more about this tea Read More

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Camellia Rose Black Flowering Tea from McQuarrie’s Tea & Coffee Merchants

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black/Flowering Where to Buy: McQuarrie’s Tea & Coffee Merchants Tea Description: An exquisite medium body taste profile. A smooth cup with hints of fruit and soft rose notes. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Picked up a single bloom of this one at McQuarrie’s (my local, privately owned loose leaf store) when I was there earlier in the month. It cost about $1.50 if I remember correctly – $2 tops. It’s been a little while since I had a bloom tea, and when I was skimming the selection they offers this was the only one Read More

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Saskatoon Berry Tisane from Parenteau’s Gourmet Foods

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Fruit Tisane Where to Buy: Parenteau’s Gourmet Foods Tea Description: Ingredients: Red and black currents, raisins, hibiscus, Saskatoon berries, blueberries, seneka root, natural flavours. Learn more about this tea on Steepster. Taster’s Review: So this tisane is locally made and sold, and it features the Saskatoon Berry which isn’t as well known as it ought to be. I happen to live in Saskatoon Saskatchewan – and the berry is so popular around here that the city is named after the berry, and not the other way around. As such, any tea that features Saskatoons (of which there aren’t enough) Read More

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Rum Raisin Ice Cream Flavored Black Tea from 52Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  52Teas Tea Description: Here’s a unique treat to tempt your tastebuds. How about some of our premium black teas blended with raisins and the organic flavors of vanilla ice cream, raisins and rum? Our Rum Raisin Ice Cream tea is sure to impress. Get some while it lasts! Learn more about this blend here. Taster’s Review: Yummy!  I’ve been looking forward to trying this Rum Raisin Ice Cream Flavored Black Tea ever since 52Teas announced it as the tea of the week for December 9th.  I can’t recall ever tasting a Rum Raisin Read More