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ShanLinXi Highest Mountain Oolong Tea from Beautiful Taiwan Tea Company

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Beautiful Taiwan Tea Company Tea Description:  This tea is a premium GaoShanCha. The special reserve teas are grown at very high elevations and take longer to grow. They take their time growing and develop a deeper, fuller flavor. This tea has a heavy liquor, it’s not dry at all or bitter. It’s very clean and refreshing. Explore this tea slowly with many infusions and you might catch such notes as butterscotch. We recommend brewing this tea gongfu style. Like our other teas, this tea is expertly grown, hand-picked, hand-processed and vacuum packed Read More

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Shan Black Tea (2014) from Shan Valley

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Shan Valley Tea Description: This is a first flush black tea, and is processed as is local tradition in Myanmar, the tea leaves are a little more uneven and have a balanced flavor. This tea is similar to the Kyaukme Black Tea. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Similar to the Kyaukme Black Tea from Shan Valley that I reviewed previously (as well as their 2013 Shan Black Tea), this black tea leaf has a very fine grind to the leaf that resembles a finely ground coffee bean.  But as I Read More

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Huoshan Huang Ya Yellow Tea from What-Cha Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Yellow Where to Buy:  What-Cha Tea Tea Description: A rare tea produced only a few days each Spring that features a great bamboo nose and a slight nutty taste followed by a lingering sweet after-taste. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Yay!  Yellow Tea!  It’s been quite some time since I’ve tried a “new-to-me” yellow tea for review.  Yellow Tea is my all time favorite type of tea.  I love it.  And I LOVE this Huoshan Huang Ya Yellow Tea from What-Cha Tea! To brew this tea, I used my gaiwan and measured one bamboo scoop Read More

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Li Shan Black Tea from Green Terrace Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Green Terrace Teas Tea Description: Our founder’s favorite tea – this is a rare and unique cultivar available only in Taiwan. Grown at elevations of over 2,000 meters, our spring harvest is both exquisite and complex in character. Non-astringent and mildly sweet, this black tea has floral and fruity undertones with notes of plum and honey. Its aroma of sweet, ripe fruit is strong and noticeable instantly after the leaves come in contact with hot water. If you’ve never had a quality black tea before, this variety is a must try. Best Read More

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2014 Shan First Flush Green Tea from Shan Valley

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Shan Valley Tea Description: This tea is considered to be the freshest and most sought after tea.  Shan First Flush Reserve tea is the first harvest in the year and only occurs once a year, usually in early April. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Oh, this tea is AWESOME!  I have really enjoyed the first flush teas that Shan Valley has offered this year.  They’ve been really lovely, and this tea is certainly no exception to that statement.  This is really a delightful green tea. Earlier this year, I had Read More