Himalayan Shangri-la from Teabox

If I had to choose between dark oolong or green oolong, for me it would be green every time. I find them characterful and unique, with more variation in flavour than I’ve typically found (at least so far…) among their roasted counterparts. And that’s coming from a habitual black tea drinker. Himalayan Shangri-la is a Nepalese Oolong from 2015. It’s a first flush, or spring, oolong comprising highly graded leaves taken from a single estate. The leaf here is pretty impressive – they’re long and twisty, with a high predominance of downy buds, and vary from a dark khaki to Read More


Persimmon Gelato Rooibos from The East Indies Tea Company

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Rooibos Where to Buy: The East Indies Tea Company Tea Description: There is nothing better than sitting on the porch on a warm Spring day with a cup of creamy gelato. Imagine the taste of fresh, ripe persimmons in the gelato, just dancing around your taste buds! Learn more about this tea on Steepster. Taster’s Review: …Persimmon Gelato? …Persimmon Gelato! That’s such a unique and fascinating flavour idea, and the minute I saw it on East Indie’s website I knew that I had to try it. For anyone who isn’t aware of East Indies Tea Company, they’ve got some Read More


PRODUCT REVIEW: Tomato Basil Green Tea Infused Sipping Broth from Millie’s Savory Teas

Product Information: Leaf Type:  Green About Millie’s Savory Teas: Our first-of-its-kind sipping broth is a blend of savory herbs and spices infused with loose leaf green tea. Excellent as an alternative to coffee or plain tea. Each tin comes with 15 tea bags that make 8 oz cups each. Just boil water, pour into a cup then add a tea bag and let steep for 2 minutes, stir and enjoy. Let the bag steep longer for a more intense flavor. To Learn more about this Millie’s Savory Teas, click here. To Subscribe to Love with Food, click here. Taster’s Review: Read More


Hong Yu (Red Jade) Taiwanese Black Tea from Zi Chun Tea Co

Tea Type: Black Tea Where To Buy: Zi Chun Tea Co Product Description: A high quality organic black tea – this unique tea was developed & refined by the Taiwan tea research station. It is a cross between an Assam strain from Burma & a local wild strain. A truly great tea. A noticeable cinnamon aroma and carries a subtle, but pleasant mint flavor. Tasters Review: WOW!  Just…WOW!  This is SO amazing on SO many levels!  This is a mighty fine Black Tea, right here, folks! Hong Yu (Red Jade) Taiwanese Black Tea from Zi Chun smells a little like Read More


Yunnan Black Tea from Urban Tea

Tea Type: Black Tea Where To Buy: Urban Tea Product Description: This company has since closed Tasters Review: I’m always sad to see a good tea become extinct from my stash.  More importantly – I’m always sad to see a good tea place close.  This is the case here for both my tea stash and where the tea came from.  A darned shame! But…I do like to give credit where credit is due and this tea – still around or not – is one of the better Yunnan Black teas I have tried.  And I do LOVE a good Yunnan Read More