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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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Peach vs. Bergamot ft. Formosa Oolong from Liquid Proust Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: Liquid Proust Teas Tea Description: Ingredients: Formosa oolong, marigold, flavoring Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I probably would have never thought to pair Peach and Earl Grey/Bergamot, which is I guess why Andrew at Liquid Proust Teas is the blender and not myself. The idea is intriguing though; and I have to admit I’m incredibly happy to not see apricot or mango thrown in here as well; I get so tired of those flavour combinations. It’s been done time and time again, and it’s refreshing to see something else. The 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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Yun Nan Dian Hong Black from Teavivre

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Teavivre Tea Description: Dian Hong black tea, also known as Yunnan black tea, is one of China’s most famous black teas.  This is the highest grade Dian Hong generally available in China – called Golden Tip Dian Hong.  It has lots of orange pekoe in the dried tea, and brews into an absolutely great tasting, golden coloured tea, with very rich taste and aroma. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This tea really wowed me from start to finish. You begin the cup with such attractive, even dry leaf that has Read More

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Rou Gui Oolong from Tao Tea Leaf

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Tao Tea Leaf Tea Description: Rou Gui is treasured for its cinnamon flavour as well as its impressive stamina.   This tea also has the unique ability to keep its distinct flavours after multiple steepings upwards of 7 times.  Rou Gui comes from the historic WuYi mountains in the Chinas Fujian Province. This area is also famous for producing other famous teas like Lapsang Souchong and the famous Da Hong Pao.  Rou Gui has a medium and very smooth body with hints of floral orchid with a lovely honey-like finish. Learn more about this tea Read More