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Toasted Maple Green from TeaSource. . . .

I don’t know why, but the smell and taste of this blend reminds me of flavored coffee. Maybe that’s because back when I was a coffee drinker I used to drink this blend that was called “maple sleigh” so now I just associate maple with coffee. I’m not sure, either way this blend definitely has a strong maple scent. I steeped this one and it is actually very dark for a green tea, and that is because it is a houjicha blend! I have tried one other maple houjicha blend, and both were delicious but I feel like this one Read More

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Chestnut Fans. . .Check This Blend Out! #TeaSource

I really love chestnuts. They are truly my favorite nut. I love roasting them at home or even eating them out of a bag pre-cooked. (yes they sell them that way in health food stores) The best, though, is going into the city and getting them freshly roasted from a cart. That is totally a Christmas-time activity and it makes me want to skip summer and go right to the Holidays. Alas, here we are. Its springtime and i’m about to drink Roasted Chestnut tea from Tea Source. Lucky for me, this tea is very true to its name. Im Read More

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A Dessert Tea from Tea Source. . .Pistachio Shortbread Style!

Wow. Just wow. This is another one of the teas I received during my first ever tea-swap. I absolutely love pistachio and I know I have said this in my reviews before. I also really like anything nutty and dessert teas. So, pistachio shortbread was kind of a no brainer choice for me. I can honestly say that this is one of my all-time favorites, hands down, no questions asked. It is definitely my favorite pistachio flavored teas. After my second sip I searched out this company, Tea Source, and tried to see if I could buy more (it is Read More

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Hunan Dark Tea from Tea Source

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Dark Tea Where to Buy:  Tea Source Tea Description: This loose Hunan dark tea is very fragrant and steeps up medium-bodied, slightly sweet, and meadowy. Good for multiple infusions. This is a great introduction to Hunan dark teas. Learn more about this tea here. To subscribe to Steepster Select, click here. Taster’s Review: I am not sure exactly what the difference is between “dark” teas and pu-erh teas, but, Tea Source explains it like this: The category of China dark tea is shrouded in mystery. They are almost never seen in the West. Dark teas from Hunan Province Read More

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Silver Bud Ya Bao White Tea from Tea Source

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Where to Buy:  Tea Source Tea Description: This rare white tea from Yunnan is a winter-pluck tea with huge downy buds and leaves from wild growing tea trees and produces a liquor that is mellow, sweet, slightly fruity (ripe plums?), and lingers with a soft floral finish. Can also be aged, as a puer. Learn more about this tea here. To subscribe to Steepster Select, click here. Taster’s Review: I was happy to find this Silver Bud Ya Bao White Tea from Tea Source in this month’s Steepster Select box, if for no other reason than I enjoy Read More