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Kolkata Street Chai Tea from Teabox

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Teabox Tea Description: This particular blend has been created using rich Assam tea and exotic Indian spices, including saffron, cardamom, nutmeg and ginger to make an extraordinary cup of chai. The flavor is virile and aroma heady. Savor a cup of this tea inspired by the city of joy – Kolkata. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: The photo shows a few saffron threads in the Kolkata Street Chai Tea from Teabox, but I didn’t see that many when I measured out the tea into the basket of my Kati tumbler. Read More

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Minnesota Blend from Verdant Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Verdant Tea Tea Description: Our goal with this blend was to create something that was distinctly Minnesotan with additions like Minnesota Wild Rice and north woods juniper berries, while still feeling decadent and rich for a tea lover like Lady Gaga.  Vanilla bean and generous saffron make the brew rich, full and sweet without overwhelming and heavy-handed cloying artificial sweeteners. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: When I saw that this was a limited-edition blend created to honor Lady Gaga’s visit to Minnesota, I knew I had to try the tea.  Not Read More

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Earl of Anxi Blend from Verdant Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Verdant Tea Tea Description: Traditional Earl Grey is a classic, great for every season. With the Earl of Anxi, we start not with a black tea, but with our Master Zhang’s Hand-Picked Tieguanyin to give the bergamot a sweet, bright base and reinforce the floral citrus notes. We draw out the citrus sweetness with a uniquely creamy and rich orange peel, and crystallize the florals into a prominent position with jasmine blossoms. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This is really a unique take on Earl Grey – unique but very enjoyable! Read More

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Premium Taiwanese Assam from Butiki Teas

Tea Information:  Leaf Type: Black, Assam Where to Buy: Butiki Teas Tea Description: Our Premium Taiwanese Assam is sourced from Yuchih Township in Nantou County, Taiwan. Assam bushes were brought to Taiwan in the early twentieth century but have since been refined by the Taiwan Research and Extension Station. The long dark chocolate-colored leaves produce a sweet fruity aroma. This malty tea has rich chocolate notes with notes of cinnamon, clove, and raisins. Ingredients: Taiwanese Black Tea Recommended Brew Time: 3 minutes Recommended Amount: 2 teaspoons of tea for 8oz of water Recommended Temperature: 212 F (boiling) Learn more about this tea Read More

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Chocolate Strawberry Saffron from Inspired Leaf

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Inspired Leaf Tea Description: Fresh picked, chocolate-dipped with an Eastern twist. Inspiration No. 22: You are amazing…you deserve great tea! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This is a very interesting tea. I’ve had at least one other Chocolate Strawberry Saffron tea, and the two teas very likely came from the same source, but I’m liking this one better … it could all be the result of a better batch, but, I just know that I am finding myself more impressed with this cup of tea than I was with Read More