Tea Information: Leaf Type: Black Where to Buy: Steven Smith Teamaker Tea Description: An elegant blend of high-grown Ceylon black teas aged and scented in a Pinot Noir barrel. Deliciously complex with a subtle taste of oak, nuances of Pinot Noir grapes and herbes de Provence. An unlikely, but rewarding, pairing. Taster’s Review: During my […]
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Tea Information: Leaf Type: Black Where to Buy: Steven Smith Teamaker Tea Description: Awake to a festive gathering of highly sought-after teas, combining floral, nutty Darjeeling with bright, lively Nuwara Eliya, caramelized North Indian Assam and a pinch of fragrant Douglas Fir needles. Whoa, tannenbaum. Learn more about this tea blend here. Taster’s Review: I […]
Tea Information: Leaf Type: Black Where to Buy: Steven Smith Teamaker Tea Description: The legendary breakfast tea from the upper Assam valley of India. Full-flavored, rich and chewy with notes of caramel and malt, this tea is bright and coppery in the cup and makes a great wake-up any time of day. Learn more about […]
Tea Information: Leaf Type: Green Where to Buy: Steven Smith Teamaker Product Description: Delicate, tender green tea leaves from China’s Fujian Province are harvested each May and steam-fired to maintain their flavor – then placed amid just- picked jasmine buds, which open slowly to share their fragrance. Many call it the perfect marriage. Learn more […]
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Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.
One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate. So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.
We try to be as impartial as we can. We do have our favorites. We are human. But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.
You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea. But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!
What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!