Smoky Coconut Packs a Punch!

Smoking Coconut from 52Teas packs a punch!  It has a base of bold Assam black tea, the powerful addition of coconut chips, and the dangerous, dreamy taste of smoke.  I’ve come to seek out smoky teas of the years, so I found this to be an exciting, enjoyable cup.  The coconut is fragrant and buttery throughout the dry leaf and brewing process, while the smoke lingers at the back end of each sip.  With the fatty coconut and hint of smoke, this tea feels more savory than refreshing.  It would pair well with a bold meal like bacon and eggs Read More

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Macdonald’s Highland Blend from Majesteas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Tea Where to Buy: Majesteas Tea Description: Our own special blend of fine black tea will delight the single-malt whiskey lover. This tea combines peaty smokiness with a hint of citrus. Region: China, India, Sri Lanka Leaf: Black, full leaf mixed with cut pieces Water Temperature: 212F Steeping Time: 3-5 minutes Preparation: Makes a good afternoon or morning tea, can be milked and sugared Flavor Profile: Medium strength, smoky, peaty and smooth Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Macdonald’s Highland Blend from Majesteas is a heavy-duty tea for sure!  If you are a fan of Lapsang Souchong this tea will Read More

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Australia Houjicha Green from What-Cha

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: What-Cha Tea Description: Two Rivers Green Tea started producing tea in 2001 with the aid and encouragement of Japanese tea experts who were seeking to encourage Japanese style tea production for the domestic Japanese market. The Two Rivers farm was selected as it has the same latitude of southern Japanese tea farms, idea temperatures, rainfall and great quality topsoil. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Recently I placed a What-Cha order for myself, and one of the things I was looking for was a Houjicha to stock up since it’s one of Read More

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Golden Dragon Yellow Tea from Teavana

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Yellow Where to Buy: Teavana Tea Description: We are proud to offer one of the rarest teas in the world; our limited edition yellow tea direct from China. The name ‘yellow’ tea refers not only to the unique processing and the lovely, bright golden infusion color, but due to its rarity it is also associated with the imperial yellow worn exclusively by emperors for centuries. Unlike any tea you have tasted before, at first sip it evokes the exquisite pleasure of everyday luxuries. Captivating high floral notes mingle with a smooth honeyed body and a subtle creamy, buttery Read More

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Lapsang Souchong Crocodile Black from Dammann Freres

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Dammann Freres Tea Description: A black tea with a more smoky flavour than that of its Chinese counterparts. A great smoked tea from the Island of Formosa ; merits discovering. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: The ‘Crocodile’ in the name of this tea is certainly intimidating; I picture it snapping at you when you take a sip. Almost like getting whiplash from the intense smoke I suspect I’ll be tasting. The smell of the dry leaf certainly seems to support my theory; however some very quick research seems to indicate Read More