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Venetian Rose from Chash Tea

Venetian Rose from Chash Tea was the tea that started my day a few weeks ago!  And let me tell you – it was a mighty fine way to start the day! With black teas from India, China, and Sri Lanka paired with rosebuds – how could you go wrong?  Venetian Rose from Chash Tea smells and tastes just like you think it would based on those ingredients!  It has a medium strength black tea base and mild to slightly-medium rose flavor to it.  It feels great on the tongue and on the throat!  It leaves a lovely floral aftertaste, Read More

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Ceylon Idulgashinna Blooming Mushroom White from What-Cha

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White/Bloom Where to Buy: What-Cha Tea Description: A hand tied ball of silver tip white tea, possessing delicate fruity tones which become stronger with subsequent infusions. Tangy apricot notes become apparent with some subtle malt tones in latter steeps. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I have to admit, the only reason I bought this tea was because it has ‘mushroom’ in the title and it intrigued me since I’m very allergic to mushrooms. Though the tea itself has little to nothing to do with mushrooms, it still felt kind of cool to get to say Read More

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Ceylon Sapphire Oolong Tea from Mela Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Tea Where to Buy: Mela Teas Tea Description: Sri Lanka’s first Oolong tea, one of the landmarks of 150 year-old tea history. Enjoy the milky notes of this partially oxidized tea with its gentle aroma and light taste. 12-15 tsp per 2oz (12-15 cups). Teas can be re-steeped within 2 hours of first infusion by adding hot water to taste, giving 24-30 cups per 2oz. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Ceylon Sapphire Oolong Tea from Mela Teas…the name rolls right off the tongue and swishes flavor-fully on the taste buds, too!  Ceylon Sapphire Oolong is a great name for this Read More

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Ceylon Idulgashinna Hand Twisted Blue Nettle Oolong from What-Cha

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  What-Cha Tea Description: A delightful tea crafted by workers meticulously hand twisting and tying tea leaves together to form a ‘blue nettle’. The leaves within the ‘blue nettle’ show varying levels of oxidisation and as a result the tea exhibits characteristics typical to white, oolong and black teas! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This is a very cool tea; and while I don’t know for sure that’s it’s unique to What-Cha I’ve personally never seen another oolong rolled like this. When I opened up my sealed package I was quite Read More

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Tequila Sunrise Black Tea from 52Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  52Teas Tea Description: A double dose of Tequila Sunrise this week. I couldn’t decide whether I liked it best as a black tea or a green tea, so I did both! Here’s our premium Pettaiagala Extra Long Leaf OP from Sri Lanka blended with freeze-dried oranges and cherries; and organic tequila-, orange- and cherry flavors. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: It’s been a mighty long time since I’ve had a Tequila Sunrise (longer than I care to admit to!) so I don’t have any recent memories to compare the flavoring Read More