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Pyin Green Tea from Shan Valley

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Green Where to Buy: Shan Valley Tea Description:  This tea hails from Pyin Long within Northern Shan, Myanmar. This is also a first flush tea and is an everyday drinking tea. This tea is a reddish color.  Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Although I drink a lot more green tea than I used to, I still consider myself a learner when it comes to my familiarity with different types. This green tea looks like none I’ve seen before. For a start, the leaves are pretty much a uniform dark brown, almost black. They’re also wider Read More

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Canton Mini Tuo Cha Cooked Pu-erh from Canton Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-Erh Where to Buy: Canton Tea Co. Tea Description: Our own brand mini tuo cha (nests) are made from authentic chopped puerh leaves from Yunnan, not from the fannings or tea dust as most tuo cha are. We chose a maocha (unprocessed leaf) that has been aged for 4 years, giving the tea a smooth, mellow quality. The leaves are pure Te Ji (aka Tippy Grade), which give a sweeter taste. Brew quickly with hot water in a small pot for up to eight infusions. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: There aren’t many days Read More

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Nilgiri Blue Black Tea from The Tao of Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: The Tao of Tea Tea Description: The Nilgiris or Blue Mountains are a range of mountains in the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Tea culture is eminent in these serene mountains. Tea is grown at elevations of 1000 to 2500 metres. The landscape is quite unlike the rest of India, marked by rolling hills covered with dense vegetation and tea gardens. Many portions of the hills are preserved as natural reserve forests. High Elevation Nilgiri Blue is a high elevation tea (Grown at 6500 feet) in Coonoor, South India. High elevation Read More

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Organic Dragon Well Green Tea from Canton Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: Canton Tea Co. Tea Description: This delicious organic Dragon Well is grown in the hills of Zhejiang Province near Long Jing, the village where this famous tea originated. The green tea leaves are picked young and taken back to the village where the skilled tea masters use their bare hands to press them flat in a hot, dry wok in the traditional way. This arrests the oxidation process and ensures the liquor carries the notes of freshly cut grass, rounded off by a soft, nutty flavour. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Read More

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Brown Sugar Organic Oolong by Tea Leaf Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: Tea Leaf Co. Tea Description: A wonderfully bold and smooth organic tea blend of dark oolong and maple, a perfect pairing. While the oolong is bold, full-bodied, and lightly smoked, the maple is light, aromatic, and sweet. The combination of the two flavors results in a well-balanced, featured favorite maple tea blend. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I’ve been drinking quite a lot of Oolong recently, and some of it has really challenged my assumptions about the variety. I thought for a long time, for example, that I didn’t like Read More