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Genmai-Matcha Matsujirushi from Steepster. . . .

Steepster is a website for tea lovers. If you are not on the website and you love tea, I recommend joining immediately because ultimately it is what fueled my love of all things tea and introduced me to the world beyond DAVIDsTEA and Teavana. It is essentially a forum to connect with other tea lovers, write tea reviews, and discuss all things tea. It is through this site that I met wonderful friends, experienced tea swaps, and discovered traveling teaboxes, which is how I came across this tea. For those who don’t know what a traveling teabox is, it is Read More

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Mountain Organic Indonesian Oolong Tea from Tea At Sea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Tea Where to Buy: Tea At Sea Tea Description: Organic grown in the Halimun Mountains of Indonesia at 800m above Sea-Level. Treated with natural spring water and fresh mountain air. These 35% oxidized tea leaves have a honey milk aroma, light creamy taste with a hint of marine. Wake up the tea leaves and steep around 100°C and watch how the leaves slowly unfold to extract their natural flavour. Enjoy! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Mountain Organic Indonesian Oolong Tea from Tea At Sea has consistently high ratings over at Steepster.  I tend to Read More

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Angry Pumpkin Black Tea from Design a Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Design a Tea Tea Description: A nice hardy blend of pumpkin and nutmeg with a black tea base. Served hot, will fill the room with the aroma of a “beautiful pumpkin”. Those were his words- I know, lame! . Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I hate to admit it, but I have a double standard when it comes to tea names. I absolutely hate it when a company will skirt around what type of tea something is, “It’s a deeply shaded fukamushi sencha harvested in the summer, steamed to Read More

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Dark Chocolate Oolong from Liquid Proust Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: Liquid Proust Teas (No Longer Listed) Tea Description: Ingredients: Roasted Oolong, Cocoa, Flavoring Learn more about this tea on Steepster. Taster’s Review: This is one of Andrew, from Liquid Proust Teas, crazy ideas but one which certainly looked interesting to me. I can’t actually remember ever trying a mind blowing chocolate oolong and so the possibility of this tea filling that whole intrigued me a lot! The dry leaf looks really interesting; and it has a soft, sweet cocoa smell and some floral notes too. Hmm, this didn’t brew up to be the most appetizing smelling Read More

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The Full English from Twinings

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Twinings Tea Description: This tea is not available on the US Twinings website.  Learn more about Twinings Black Tea options for the US here Taster’s Review: I am on a quest.  A quest to drink down some tea.  My tea cupboard has gotten outrageously out of control.  So I am now honor and duty bound to drink some up before this coming fall season when there will be pumpkin spice and apple pie teas tempting me to gobble and snatch them up! The first one I grab is one that isn’t available in the Read More