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Black Forest Cherry from The Tea Merchant. . . .

This tea traveled all the way from South Africa to join my tea stash in Toronto. Better than that? It arrived with two other Tea Merchant teas in tow: Cranberry and Strawberry Cream. They were all intriguing but my family unanimously determined that this was the best smelling of the three, an interesting decision given that everyone else in my family doesn’t like cherries. I, on the other hand, am a cherry fiend and couldn’t wait to dive in. I have now had this tea a few times since it first arrived and I think I like it best cold Read More

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White Coconut Blondie from The Tea Merchant

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Where to Buy:  The Tea Merchant Tea Description: Creamy, smooth, and delicious! We use spring select white tea hand blended with coconut, safflowers, and cornflowers. Delivers a sweet creamy texture with a light body, and a good balance of coconut. This tea is wonderful hot, iced or as a dessert tea. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This is so-so-so good! Right off the bat, I’m really impressed with this tea.  When I opened the resealable Kraft pouch, I was greeted with some of the freshest white tea leaves I’ve yet to see!  Read More

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Green Kukicha from The Tea Merchant

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  The Tea Merchant  Tea Description: Our organic green kukicha is comprised of non-roasted tea twigs and leafs. Otherwise known as Senkukicha and praised for its health benefits and low caffeine content in the macrobiotic community. This tea has a fresh grassy feel with a slightly fruity taste and a crisp finish. Brews a lively green infusion and is best brewed at a low temperature. Ingredients: Organic Green Tea Leafs and Stems Caffeine Content: Low Organic Region: Japan   Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This has a lovely green Kukicha Read More

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Earl Grey from The Tea Merchant

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  The Tea Merchant Tea Description: Our blend of hand picked organic black teas from only choice gardens in Sri Lanka. Precious oil of bergamot is then blended with full-bodied leaves to create an excellent citrus bouquet with a great finish. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I’m guessing that by now my adoration for Earl Grey is no secret.  I love Earl Grey.  This love of Earl Grey and specifically bergamot makes me eager to try an Earl Grey from a new-to-me source.  When I come across a tea company Read More

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Silk Dragon from The Tea Merchant

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  The Tea Merchant Tea Description: A unique blend that is exotic, balanced and complex it will engage you from the second you open the bag with its intoxicating creamy vanilla aroma to your first sip. Creates a smooth, rich flavor with hints of cream, vanilla and a stimulating citrus finish. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Wow!  This is so good. As you know, I do enjoy quite a few different flavored teas, but when it comes to Oolong, I find that the ones that I favor tend to be Read More