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English Olive Leaf Tea from Rare Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Rare Tea Co. Tea Description: Olives have been cultivated around the world for 5,000 years, but never commercially in the UK until now. The olive grove at Southdown Trees in Sussex is the first and only of its type in the UK. The leaves are handpicked from the tree, carefully washed, quickly air-dried, then left to cure with the absence of sunlight. Reaserch suggests that drinking Olive Leaf Tea can help to lower both colesterol and blood pressure and maintain a healthy immune system. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I Read More

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Lost Malawi Black Tea from Rare Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Rare Tea Co. Tea Description: Rich, black tea from a Fairtrade garden in the mountains of Malawi.  To compare this to an ordinary tea would be like comparing a line-drawing with a sculpture. This is like drinking normal tea but in 3-D. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! Since it’s Father’s Day here in the states, I thought I’d start the day with a review of one of the more masculine teas I’ve tasted in quite a while.  This Lost Malawi Black Tea from Rare Tea Co. Read More

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Royal Air Force from Rare Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Rare Tea Co.  Tea Description: It’s a very traditional British tea of the like we haven’t seen for many years. It comes from two beautiful, independent tea gardens; the Makaibari Estate in Darjeeling, India and Satemwa Estate on Thyolo Mountain in Malawi. Both are committed to creating the finest tea using sustainable practices to benefit both the land and the people who live on it. These teas were made by farmers, not by vast agri-businesses. They were not processed by machine but crafted by skilled men and women. The producers go to Read More

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Indian Meghalaya Cloud Tea from Rare Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Rare Tea Co. Tea Description: From high in the cloudy hills between Assam and Darjeeling this unique tea really holds the best of both regions – light and floral with deep malty notes. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Oh.  My.  Goodness!  This tea is really amazing. I have had this tea for a little while now, receiving it at the same time that I received the Royal Air Force tea from Rare Tea Co.  But I wanted to save trying it for a day when I was ready to Read More

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Royal Air Force Tea from Rare Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Rare Tea Co. Tea Description: A bespoke blend created for the RAF. When only the best will do. But don’t take our word for it. Here is comedian Alexander Armstrong explaining why RAF Tea is worth it. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I just received my package of tea from Rare Tea Co. today, and before brewing this splendid Royal Air Force blend, I perused the Rare Tea Co. website to learn a little more about the tea.  While I was there, I clicked on the link above (this Read More