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Fresh and Easygoing Green: Tian Mu Mao #FengGreen Tea from @Teavivre

There’s a lot of green teas out there: potent matcha, sour kukicha, toasted hojicha, or smoky gunpowder, to name just a few. After trying this offering from Teavivre, now I can add Feng Green tea to my list. First of all, the leaves of Feng Green tea were unlike any of the green teas I mentioned. The Feng Green tea leaves were long and tightly curled, tangling into each other as I tried to scoop some tea into my teapot.  This was certainly a different shape than the rolled pellets of gunpowder green, or the flattened hojicha leaves, or the Read More

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An Early Taste of Spring with Mountain Oolong Spring. . . . .

Mountain Oolong Spring from Mountain Tea Co. is truly a springtime tea.  In the spring, everything blooms and bursts into life, and you can evoke this feeling by brewing a cup of this tea in your kitchen at home.  I’ve had quite a few teas that smell like jasmine or rose, but this tea lights up with the fragrance of less typical flowers, soft and feminine like baby’s breath or lily of the valley. Putting your nose into a cup of this tea will envelop you with this relaxing, perfumey sensation. Beyond the flavor of flowers, there are nutty and Read More

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Spring Hickory Oolong Tea from Plum Deluxe

I’m not sure sure WHY but for some reason I thought Spring Hickory Oolong Tea from Plum Delux contained CHICORY in it but it DOESN’T.  Which is ok because I’m not a HUGE fan of Chicory but I don’t necessarily hate it either.  So at first when I  Spring Hickory Oolong Tea from Plum Delux I was thinking to myself…’wow…the chicory in this isn’t that bad’ well that’s because there isn’t any in there that is why!  Okay..crazy tangent over…on to the actual review of this tea…shall we? Spring Hickory Oolong Tea from Plum Delux DOES contain oolong, orange peel, cinnamon, and Read More

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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

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Mountain Oolong Spring 2016 from Mountain Tea

One never knows what goes thru my mind while choosing my tea-of-the-moment.  Today it happened to be me thinking SPRING and hoping for a dancing leaves show in the infuser!  Mountain Oolong Spring 2016 from Mountain Tea fulfilled both of those! Mountain Oolong Spring 2016 from Mountain Tea smells and tastes like…well…SPRING!  This has a mellow, creamy, sweet, floral flavor combo going on with the taste on the tongue.  It’s also very crisp and clean!  I can imagine a breath of fresh air and a cup of this crisp tea at just about anytime!  It seems somewhat energizing but then Read More