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Gold Rush from DavidsTea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Tea Where to Buy:  DavidsTea Tea Description: Mulberries are a pretty precious fruit, so you don’t find them in tea very often. After all, mulberry trees are usually reserved for silk making, as they’re the only thing silkworms will eat. No wonder – they’re naturally sweet and rich, with an almost caramel-like flavour. In a word, decadent. Here we pair golden mulberries with creamy coconut and delicate white tea, for a tea that is guaranteed to give you gold fever. Eureeka! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I was very surprised to open up Read More

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Kris Grey Black Tea from Ette Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Ette Tea Tea Description: Shaded as the quintessential earl grey, Kris Grey (Blend no. 050) is a western classic brew fortified with south east asian ingredients. Kris Grey is a blend of black tea, javanese vanilla beans, blue corn flower, bluepea flower, bergamot oil & edible silver dust. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: My second blend from Ette Tea! So, I’m not the biggest Earl Grey fan; not that I dislike it, but I just don’t crave it often either. Under normal circumstances I probably wouldn’t have gone for this Read More

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Organic Okayti Silver Needle Second Flush Darjeeling White Tea from Golden Tips

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White (Darjeeling) Where to Buy:  Golden Tips Tea Description: Handpicked from the most delicate and tender portions of the tea bush, early morning and just before sunrise, this Okayti White is a class apart. The fluffy silver needles are manufactured to perfection and display an opulence only found in certain select White teas. The nose to the infusion is superb with a delicate character combined with grassy notes which follow sweet hints of honey. The liquor is pale and almost colourless. The flowery character in the flavor is extremely complex and perfectly fruity. With no grassiness Read More

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Kenya Silver Needle White Tea from What-Cha Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Where to Buy:  What-Cha Tea Tea Description: Our Kenyan Silver Needles hits the usual notes usually associated with good quality Silver Needles while having its own unique characteristics not usually found in other Silver Needles. Kenyan Silver Needles is on the fuller side of the Silver Needle scale and features lovely soft tannins, making it perfect for those who find the more traditional Silver Needles too subtle and overly delicate. Our Kenyan Silver Needles represents a chance to try one of the great Chinese teas grown in the unique terroir of Kenya. Learn more about this Read More

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Assam 2nd Flush 2014 Silver Needle White Tea from What-Cha Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Where to Buy:  What-Cha Tea Tea Description: A great tasting Silver Needle with a delicate sweet taste and no detectable astringency. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This Assam 2nd Flush Silver Needle White Tea is quite unlike any other Silver Needle White tea I’ve tried to date.   So to brew it, I decided to follow the purveyor’s suggested parameters and heat the water to 175°F (OK, the parameters suggest 176°F, but my Breville heats water at 5 degree intervals, and I figured 1° wasn’t going to make or break the tea.)  I Read More