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Jun Chiyabari Nepalese Black Tea from Imperial Tea Garden

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Imperial Tea Garden Tea Description: Jun Chiyabari is a luxury black tea (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe) with ethereal notes of muscatel that whispers true himalayan beauty.  Grown on mountainside elavations reaching 7000 feet above sea level in the Hile Hills Dhankuta district of Nepal.  The exceptionally clean air, rich mountain soil and pure sunshine help Jun Chiyabari continually exceed the quality of many darjeeling teas.   It is no surprise that Jun Chiyabari black tea ranks so high as a source for powerful antioxidants.  With polyphenol levels of 10.7% by dry weight, this is truly a gourmet black tea for Read More

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Nilgiri Frost Oolong from Butiki Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Butiki Teas Tea Description: Our Nilgiri Frost Oolong originates from Nilgiri, in Southern India and is graded TGFOP (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe). Since this tea is grown at a high elevation, the leaves are exposed to a light frost during some nights of the winter months. The long thin chocolate colored leaves are hand twisted and produce a weighty body. This smooth tea has notes of citrus, peach, pecan, and oak. There are many qualities similar to a Nilgiri black tea; however, the frost oolong is much gentler and sweeter. This Read More

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Assam Bukhial TGFOP Tea from Culinary Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Culinary Teas Product Description:  The best estate in Assam. The soil conditions and climate produce a mellow and malty Bukhail TGFOP to be savored and contemplated. Thick and malty but surprisingly airy with good flavour. Taster’s Review: This is a delightful Assam:  very rich and hearty, but as the description above suggests, there is a sort of lightness to it as well.  It isn’t as hefty as some Assam teas I’ve tried, but where it lacks in that heftiness, it more than makes up for with a smooth, almost silky character.  This Read More

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Khongea Golden Tips Second Flush Assam TGFOP1 from KTeas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  KTeas Product Description: picked 10 June 2011 Direct from the Glenburn Tea Estate in Khongea, Assam, India! 10 June 2011 harvest pouches contain 8oz (227g). At Glenburn’s recommended 2.5g in 200ml (7 fl-oz) water, each pouch yields about 90 teacups at 26¢ per teacup. 2010 harvest tins contain 3.5oz (100g). At Glenburn’s recommended 2.5g in 200ml (7 fl-oz) water, each tin yields about 40 teacups at 43¢ per teacup. Taster’s Review: This is OH-SO-GOOD!  Like fabulously fantastically good. The picture above does not deceive, there really are a bunch of golden tips Read More