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Kalo Chia Black Tea from Nepali Tea Traders

August10

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Nepali Tea Traders Tea Description:   The strength and vigor of Jasbirey Village, in the foothills of Sandkaphu Peak, inspire our traditional Black Tea (Kalo Chia means black tea in Nepali). Partially rolled by hand, this traditional method produces a distinctive, nuanced cup. Kalo tea is characterized […]

Mr. He’s 1st Picking Laoshan Black Tea from Verdant Tea

July21

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Verdant Tea Tea Description: Laoshan Black is our most popular tea, and its success has encouraged Mr He of Laoshan Village to keep refining his process to make it better every year. This year, Mr. He has taken leaves normally used for his delicate and subtle early spring green tea and allowed […]

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Dong Ding Oolong Tea from Eco-Cha

November15

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Eco-Cha Tea Description: This batch of tea comes from Yong Long Village, just above Dong Ding Mountain. Yong Long is known for a rich red soil which differs from other locales in Lu Gu Township. The unique flavor of the Dong Ding Oolong produced here is attributed […]

Tong Tian Xiang Phoenix Mountain Dancong from Verdant Tea

April28

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Verdant Tea Tea Description: This Dancong offers a full and engaging tasting experience.  In early steepings, a crisp mineral or stone quality dominates the texture with a rosewood quality on the sides of the palate.  Soon, a mouth-watering juicy note of apricot makes an entrance and continues […]

Laoshan Village Chai from Verdant Tea

March16

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Verdant Tea Tea Description: Chai is a wonderful thing.  When the spices and tea are just right, there is something alchemical about the flavors with or without milk and honey.  We set out to build a better chai, starting with the tea.  We use our chocolatey, malty […]

Peacock Village 2004 Shu from Verdant Tea

January4

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-erh Where to Buy:  Verdant Tea Product Description: The Peacock Village is unique in its perfectly light and clean body.  It does not weigh down the palate with earthiness.  Rather, it sparkles in its crisp sweetness.  The very large leaves used are similar to the old tea tree leaf material in […]

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Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!