Himalayan Shangri-la from Teabox

If I had to choose between dark oolong or green oolong, for me it would be green every time. I find them characterful and unique, with more variation in flavour than I’ve typically found (at least so far…) among their roasted counterparts. And that’s coming from a habitual black tea drinker. Himalayan Shangri-la is a Nepalese Oolong from 2015. It’s a first flush, or spring, oolong comprising highly graded leaves taken from a single estate. The leaf here is pretty impressive – they’re long and twisty, with a high predominance of downy buds, and vary from a dark khaki to Read More


Jungpana Premium Darjeeling Black Tea from Golden Tips

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Tea Where to Buy: Golden Tips Tea Description: A first-rate Autumnal from the paradisiacal tea plantations of Jungpana. Amber liquoring with a riveting aroma, this is sure to become your favorite morning cuppa. Fittingly robust and bodied, the tea brings in whiffs & undertones of muscatel complimented by distinctive maltiness unique to Darjeeling black teas through the pre-winter harvests. Taste buds capitulate to the bold slightly-earthy character of the tea as it flushes your mouth with its dominant character. A slight palatableness engulfs as you roll the liquor. Floral and dark chocolaty notes are sustained during the entire experience. An excellent tea and among Read More


Halmari Gold Assam by Golden Tips Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Golden Tips Tea Description: Assam is a celebrated tea growing region in the world and there is no doubt over the fact that Assam black teas are the most sought-after in the world. However, even in Assam, there are those rare and special days when ideal climatic conditions backed by intuitive manufacturing excellence garnered by years of experience prepares something as rare as this Halmari Gold Clonal Black Tea. Handpicked from superior P126 clonal bushes at the Halmari Tea estate, the opulent appearance of the tea is characteristic of an almost equal combination Read More


Mankota Exotic Assam Black Tea – Second flush – Single Estate – Summer 2014 from Golden Tips Tea

Tea Type: Black Tea Where To Buy: Golden Tips Tea Product Description: Mankota produces some excellent second flush black teas every year. This tea in particular boasts of all characters of a premium Assam tea. The tea is robust, bold and extremely malty. The full-body of the tea finishes on a slightly sweet note which makes it an absolute prized possession. Sprinkled with golden tips all over, the dark red liquor shimmers in the cup.   A fantastic breakfast tea and a must-try if you love Assam tea. Tasters Review: My mother always said that breakfast foods could be served any Read More


Coconut Dream from New Mexico Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  New Mexico Tea Co. Tea Description: A full bodied tea that complements the coconut beautifully. A little milk helps bring out the coconut flavor. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Yum!  Do you like coconut?  If you do, you’ve GOT to try this tea. Seriously, this is one of the best coconut flavored black teas I think I’ve ever tasted.  The flavor is so very true to the fruit. The aroma of the dry leaf does smell a little … artificial.  It has a sort of coconut candy kind of Read More