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Pu-Erh Gourmand from Dammann Freres. . . . .

I’m always surprised when I make a puerh tea.. I don’t drink it often, but when I look down into my cup, the tea is incredibly dark and mysterious. Lovely! The scent of this tea is sweet… vanilla cookies, perhaps? Maybe a bit of dry wood. There is only a tiny bit of that fishy scent that I detect in puerhs. Phew! Sipping… the flavor is very much like the scent. The puerh base is smooth and not fishy. I also don’t taste much of the wood that I smelled earlier. I really like whatever sweetness this cup is offering. Read More

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Darjeeling The Second Flush from Lupicia. . . . .

Darjeeling – The Second Flush certainly grabbed my attention as I was trying to decide which black tea to start my day off with recently. It was then I noticed Darjeeling The Second Flush was one of the Lupicia teas I still had yet to try! When it comes to a Darjeeling – what can you really say that hasn’t already been said? Many of us know that Darjeeling is considered to be or often called the Champagne of Teas. This specific Darjeeling was Lupicia special blend using summer-plucked Darjeeling. It was fresh and fruity and crisp. Just what I Read More

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Christmas Spiced Tea by Fortnum & Mason

Hello Tea Friends, This tea was actually a gift from my wonderful sister in law who knows I have a passion for tea. You cannot imagine my excitement when I received this; not only does it come in a beautiful tin but there is nothing finer than a Christmas tea to get you into the festive spirit. Opening the tin revealed the blend which was decorated with a large star anise piece on the top. It’s so beautiful! The blend itself is a little festive as it has red safflower petals decorating a dark brown blend. It bares a soft Read More

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Honey Red Jade Tea from Golden T Leaf

Honey Red Jade Tea from Golden T Leaf was something I sampled on recently and I found it to be pretty satisfying. It’s a fermented black tea from Taiwan that is hand-picked and processed – and special thanks to the leaf hoppers nibbling on their leaves – contributes to the overall unique flavor. It brews to a dark caramel color with a sweet fragrance and refreshing taste but I found it to be fairly mellow at less-than-piping-hot temperatures. I think the hotter the better with this one as it tends to pull the natural flavors from the leaf more. On the Read More

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Ginger Bread Man by Bruu Tea

Hello tea friends! With Christmas almost here and the cold weather set in I’m drawn to the festive teas. This one was from my late November tea club box and I’m only just getting around to trying it. Ingredients: Rooibos, Almond Pieces, Pistachios, Orange Peel, Coriander, Flavouring, Pink Peppercorn. Opening the packet I am drawn in by the scent of ginger biscuits. It’s the most ginger biscuity thing I have ever smelt that was not actually ginger biscuits. It’s incredible! Ginger with baked bread and sugar but also a touch of spice. Steeping instructions: 1tsp //  100°C  // 3-5 mins Once Read More