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No. 23 Kandy Black Tea from Steven Smith Teamaker

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Steven Smith Teamaker Tea Description: Named after one of the most beautiful cities in Sri Lanka, Kandy brings together full and flavory Dimbulla with highly aromatic and intense Uva and lightly scented high-grown Nuwara Eliya. A tea made for sipping with pleasure all day. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I got Kandy no.23 black tea from a friend recently, and with the recent news of Steven Smith himself passing I wanted to pay homage to him by drinking one of his creations. He had many successful companies, one you might Read More

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Classic Earl Grey Black Tea from M&K’s Tea Company

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  M&K’s Tea Company on Etsy Tea Description: That classic Earl Grey taste. Our classic version uses just two ingredients: tea and bergamot extract. The kind folks over at the Uva Halpewatte tea estate grow an extra smooth, light, and sweet black tea, perfect for complimenting the sweetness of the bergamot orange! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Hmm.  When I opened the pouch, I have to say that I was a little disappointed.  Where’s my bergamot?  I want bergamot and I want the bergamot to be evident when I open Read More

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Lord Bergamot Tea from Steven Smith Teamaker

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Steven Smith Teamaker Tea Description: A flavor somewhat superior to traditional Earl Grey. Fragrant Ceylon Dimbulla and Uva are artfully combined with select teas from India’s Assam valley, then scented with the flavor of bergamot from the realm of Reggio Calabria, Italy. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Lord Bergamot from Steven Smith Teamaker is one of my all-time favorite Earl Grey teas.  So I was very happy when this tea was included in April’s box from Knoshy. What makes Lord Bergamot so great?  I think it has to do with Read More

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Uva BOP Ceylon Black Tea from Upton Tea Imports

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Upton Tea Imports Tea Description: Classic rich Ceylon from a prestigious region in the highlands. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Yeah!  This Uva BOP Ceylon Black Tea from Upton Tea Imports is just what I needed today.  I was feeling just a wee bit sluggish, in need of some caffeine and mostly what I wanted was rich, delicious black tea … and this Ceylon satisfies! But I do have one complaint:  the photo above is supposed to be a close up of the leaves … but, the actual leaves Read More

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Adawatte Estate Pekoe from Empire Tea Services

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Empire Tea Services Product Description: An excellent tea from the Uva region famous for the ‘Uva’ flavor. Taster’s Review: This is a delightful Ceylon tea – very flavorful! Typically, when I drink a Ceylon tea, it is as either part of a blend or the base of a flavored tea.  I don’t drink a lot of “unflavored” Ceylon teas.  Not because I don’t like them, but because, for the most part, they are quite ordinary.  Mind you, I said “for the most part,” because there are exceptions to this.  Like this tea, Read More