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Have a Sweeter Breakfast Blend with Aso Black from Mellow Monk

Aso Black from Mellow Monk is technically a black tea but it is processed a little differently that most black teas.  If I understood their description correctly, Aso Black tea is made from the tea leaves that would normally go into making sencha green tea.  Picked in the mountains of Japan, these leaves are less processed and less fermented than traditional black tea.  Aso Black is also called “kocha” or “crimson tea”, perhaps due to its medium level of oxidation.  But I digress. The leaves in my sample were small and flat, though very dark in color.  As it brewed, Read More

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Sencha Green Tea by The Tea Can Company. . . . .

I steeped this tea in one cup of 175° water. It comes in a sweet little tea sachet that I somehow managed to rip a hole in. (Good job, me.) So I’m steeping this for about three minutes and the color of the water is not changing all that much, although it is taking on a greenish yellow tint. The tea liquid is ever so slightly viscous, with teeny tiny specks dancing in it that I can barely even see. It’s not fragrant from across the room, but I can catch a whiff if I’m bending over the tea itself. I steeped for Read More

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Superior Sencha – Compass Teas. . . . .

Hello tea friends, It’s always nice to drink something with the word superior in it’s title. From what I understand; superior Sencha is one of the highest grades of Sencha. It is also more refined and elegant in general, from those that I have tried anyway. This tea is no longer sold by Compass Tea but it may be something they restock in the future, or have something similar to. The leaf is dark green with a high shine and a sweet, floral scent with a touch of grass. The leaves are of medium size with some broken pieces present, Read More

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Dragonfruit Green Tea +C from Sen Cha Naturals- Pump Up The Vitamin C!

I’m not sick but it seems like everyone else around me is lately. I figured it was time for a BOOST. Enter DRAGONFRUIT GREEN TEA +C from Sen Cha Naturals. The ingredients include: Organic Matcha & Organic Sencha Green Tea, Acerola Cherry, Citric Acid, Natural Sodium Bicarbonate, Dragonfruit Extract, Natural Malic Acid, Ginger Root, Coconut Water Powder, Organic Orange Peel, Turmeric Root, Stevia. It’s Vegan, Gluten Free, and Non-GMO. Excellent! I have had one of Sen Cha Naturals +C’s before and I remember it being a fizzy-fun experience! This one followed suit! The differences being…the flavor, of course! This time Read More

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Kenya Zebra Sencha Tea From Green Tea Lovers

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Tea Where to Buy: Green Tea Lovers Tea Description: Light green tea notes with floral accents and exceptionally smooth finish. Produced from an imported Japanese Sencha tea genus. Certain plots of Kosabei Estate shared similar ph levels to traditional Sencha plots in Shizuoka, Japan. The broad-leafed bushes proved highly adaptable in the Kenyan soil. The Japanese method of steaming the leaf before production is employed the final cup is bright with notes of grass, moss, honey and delicate seaweed. What makes Kenya teas so excellent (and called the Tuscany of tea) are its excellent climactic conditions and Read More