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Product Review: Muse Monthly Subscription Box

Tea Information: Where to find the tea: Mt. Hood Vanilla from Townsend’s Tea Where to Subscribe: Muse Monthly Description: As the only subscription box of its kind, Muse Monthly delivers a unique experience for lovers of literature and tea. Every month, you will get a new novel and a full box or tin of tea on your doorstep! So go ahead and curl up, let go of all your stresses, and enjoy.  Taster’s Review: When I heard of Muse Monthly’s Kickstarter from a thread on Steepster, I nearly fell over in my chair. Muse Monthly has somehow managed to combine my three Read More

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Raspberry Truffle Matcha Green Tea from Red Leaf Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Tea (Matcha) Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea Tea Description: Raspberry Truffle Matcha is the perfectly designed treat that literally melts in the mouth with its mix of sweetness and Matcha undertones. This treat can make the perfect in-between meals treat that is perfect for enticing the taste buds to want much more. It can also make the perfect desert when people want to sample the different alternatives that are available for the palate to partake. For children, this exceptional treat can be one of many favorite offerings on their special occasions. Raspberry Truffle Matcha is not for Read More

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Organic Superfine Moderately Roasted Tie Guan Yin “Iron Goddess” Oolong Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Oolong Where to Buy: Teavivre  Tea Description: This Organic Superfine Moderately Roasted Tie Guan Yin has a little of coffee’s flavor, which is suitable for who loves teas with coffee taste. You will sense a familiar fragrance of coffee for first sip, and after swallowing the liquid, a sweet aftertaste will quickly upwelling to your throat. As it is 85% fermented, this Tie Guan Yin will not become bitter even for a long time infusion. Dry tea leaves are brown and curly, has a smell of charcoal fire. The liquid is in golden yellow color, which truly feasts Read More

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Sandakphu White Orange Tea from Rare Tea Republic

Tea Information: Leaf Type: White Where to Buy: Republic of Tea (formerly Rare Tea Republic) Tea Description: This laboriously hand-plucked leaf yields a light yellow infusion and a sweet, refreshing liquor reminiscent of cucumber and honey. A whisper of woodsmoke in the finish completes this satisfying tea. Steep Time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 180°F Tea per 6 oz of Water: 2 teaspoons Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I have been saving this sample of Sandakphu White Orange Tea from Rare Tea Republic for a while now. I wanted to sample it when I could savor it as I have Read More

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Maiden’s Ecstasy Organic from Samovar Tea Lounge

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Puerh Where to Buy: Samovar Tea Lounge  Tea Description: Wild-crafted from 30-foot trees in the jungles of Southwest China, this tea is a traditional wedding gift and evening mood-setter. Dark, creamy, and luxurious with notes of bittersweet chocolate and espresso. Details Tea Type: Pu-Erh Origin: Jing Mai Mountains in Yunnan, China Caffeine Level: Medium-high Processing Details: Tender, young-leaf, vintage, loose leaf Pu-Erh Tasting and Aroma Specs: Very balanced, smooth, rich and dark, with a slightly sweet, wildflower honey finish. Deep, strong forward notes of earth and moss with a lingering raisin sugar sweetness. Food Pairing: Dim Sum and Read More