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Smooth Roasted Toasted-Genmaicha from California Tea House. . .

  The weather is gloomy and my sinus infection is going in full swing! Today calls for a tea that makes you relax and enjoy the moment. When I first started drinking and experimenting with loose leaf tea, California Tea House was one of the first places I made an order. I can’t remember exactly what I ordered but I can remember being so confused on how to brew each variety and wondering if I would ever learn how to brew loose leaf. Now 10 years later, I yet again have the opportunity to try their teas. And this time, Read More

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Yunnan “Purple Beauty” Green Tea from Lancang Spring 2016 from Yunnan Sourcing. . .

I think it’s time to highlight a Yunnan Green Tea on Sororitea Sisters. It’s been a while. Therefore, I declare, Yunnan “Purple Beauty” Green Tea from Lancang Spring 2016 from Yunnan Sourcing – the tea of the moment! Yunnan “Purple Beauty” Green Tea from Lancang Spring 2016 from Yunnan Sourcing certainly IS unique! This is a Zi Juan “Purple Beauty” varietal that was grown in Lancang county in the Jingmai mountainous area. First flush of spring tea leaves were used and processed into a green tea. This is the first ever Purple Beauty Green Tea Yunnan Sourcing has offered. This Read More

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Green Twirl Nilgiri Tea from The Kettlery. . . . .

Green Twirl Nilgiri Tea from The Kettlery is a no muss-no fuss sort of green tea. If you are looking for a sweeter-green that is clean and true this one might be for you! It isn’t much for aroma but it makes up for it in juicy-sweet almost cantaloupe-like notes in this straight-up green tea. Green Twirl Nilgiri Tea from The Kettlery is easy-drinking! Enjoy it hot or cold! It’s naturally juicy and makes your mouth water as you drink it! It’s a very forgiving green tea because I found it was hard to over infuse. It’s not bitter at Read More

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Superior Sencha – Compass Teas. . . . .

Hello tea friends, It’s always nice to drink something with the word superior in it’s title. From what I understand; superior Sencha is one of the highest grades of Sencha. It is also more refined and elegant in general, from those that I have tried anyway. This tea is no longer sold by Compass Tea but it may be something they restock in the future, or have something similar to. The leaf is dark green with a high shine and a sweet, floral scent with a touch of grass. The leaves are of medium size with some broken pieces present, Read More

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Ever Tried a Tea from Grand Tea? We did! 2016 Shi Feng Supreme Dragonwell from Grand Tea

Shi Feng Supreme Dragonwell from Grand tea is a hand-processed green tea from China. Each of the light green leaves are roasted and hand-flattened into perfect little ovals. The first scent that comes forward in the dry leaf is an almost-floral, dark chocolate flavor. Beneath that first chocolate note, there are starchy tones of toasted rice. I was careful with the temperature of my water to keep from burning the tea leaves, which makes all the difference with green teas. This tea brews up pale yellow and tastes much brighter than the dry leaf smelled. There are citrus and mineral Read More