Golden Monkey from Tea N Joy. . . .

Today’s tea sample is from a company called Tea N Joy. I’ve never tried teas from this tea company before, so I’m excited to see how it goes! This should be fun! So I steeped this tea for around 2.5 minutes, using a heaping 1/2 tbsp and 10 oz of near-boiling water. It started to give off a nice malty smell right away. I should describe the tea leaves, too; they’re big, well-defined, long twisty thin leaves with gold tips! Wonderful. They look very high-quality. I love it when my tea has entire tea leaves in it, especially when they’re Read More


Earl Grey Tea from Pipers Loose Leaf Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Pipers Loose Leaf Tea Tea Description: Made with the finest China teas including a large portion of white tips (the most prized leaf of the plant) and blended with the highest quality Sicilian oil of bergamot available. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This is the last of the four teas that Pipers Loose Leaf sent to me, and it would appear that I saved the best for last.  I liked a couple of the teas that they sent me and I really enjoyed the Red Grey that I tried which kind of Read More


Not So Vanilla Flavored Black Tea from Tippy’s Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Tippy’s Tea Tea Description: Decadent dark chocolate and vanilla. Extremely smooth, malty and chocolatey. Hand chopped Madagascar vanilla beans add a sweet and creamy vanilla flavour. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Mmmmmmm!  This is really good.  REALLY really good. I’ve tried more than one or two different vanilla flavored black teas, and I’ve enjoyed most that I’ve enjoyed.  I can’t think of any vanilla flavored tea that I didn’t at least like.  Maybe not love, but I think that I liked most of them. This one – though – Read More


Nepal 2nd Flush 2014 Golden Tips Black Tea from What-Cha Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  What-Cha Tea Tea Description: An incredible black tea made entirely of young buds, the smoothest black tea we have tried with a refined malty taste and no bitterness or astringency.  We are proud to source all our Nepal teas direct from Greenland Organic Farm, who are very much at the forefront of a burgeoning Nepali tea industry dedicated to producing high quality artisanal teas. Greenland Organic Farm are completely pesticide and chemical free farm dedicated to producing tea in an ethical and fair manner. Greenland Organic Farm is located in East Nepal Read More


Assam FTGFOP Black Tea from Simple Loose Leaf

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Learn more about Simple Loose Leaf here. Tea Description: A rich, whole leaf Assam with dark leaves and golden tips produces a bright copper, full-bodied tea. Floral and citrus hints are followed by a malty aftertaste. Lovely with milk and sugar, and a wonderful stand-alone tea. Ingredients:  Assam Fine Tippy Golden Flower Orange Pekoe Black Tea Learn more about this tea here. Learn more about Simple Loose Leaf’s Selection Club subscription program here. Receive 25% savings on the Selection Club from Simple Loose Leaf.  Just type in SISTERSELECTION25 in the coupon field and save 25%!  This discount is applicable only to Read More