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Ooooh Oolong from Urban Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Urban Tea (company is no longer in business) Product Description: After picking, the leaves of this Chinese Oolong tea are lightly scented with fresh magnolia blossoms then delicately hand rolled to produce this aromatic Ooooh Oolong. The leaves of this oolong slowly unfurl in hot water to produce a pale yellow infusion with a soft floral aroma. Oolong teas have long been prized for their many health benefits, including lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, aiding digestion and promoting weight loss. Did we mention it tastes great too? Ideally served with or after Read More

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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

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Sencha from Urban Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Urban Tea Product Information: Japanese Sencha is a classic Japanese green tea enjoyed daily.  Grown in meticulously managed tea gardens, these flat, deep green leaves yield a light green-gold liquor with a slight sweet vegetal flavor.   These leaves will satisfy for multiple infusions. Taster’s Review: I was very saddened to learn that Urban Tea was closing their doors.  I have greatly enjoyed the teas that I’ve tried from them, and this Japanese Sencha is no exception.  This is a great Sencha! The flavor is rich and sweet, with a nice vegetative Read More