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Bianca from The NecessiTeas. . . . .

I’m long overdue for reviewing a flavored white tea so I figured today was as good as a day as any! Bianca from The Necessiteas is a flavored white tea sure to impress! I know it impressed me! With lovely white tea flavored with lemon peel, lemongrass, lavender, marigold petals, natural and organic flavors it was hard to go wrong with this choice in flavored white teas It was slightly sweet, creamy, floral, and citrusy upfront and lingered nicely, to boot! Because of its low caffeine it makes for a satisfying cup almost any time of day! Bianca from the Read More

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Nepal White from Simpson & Vail

Hi guys! In keeping with the current theme of trying out tea variety/origin combinations that are new or unusual to me, today I’m going to be trying some white tea from Nepal, supplied by the fabulous Simpson & Vail tea company! The dried leaves are a lot darker than I would expect for a white tea, but the pieces are still mostly whole leaves. Their scent is very light and floral, with the slightest hint of smokiness. I’ll be brewing this tea gongfu-style to try and get a sense of the intricacies of the brew, using 2 tsp per 200ml Read More

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Gin & Tonic from Tea Shirt

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Where to Buy: Tea Shirt Tea Description: Flavoured white tea Ingredients: White tea, white apple pieces (apple pieces, citric acid), lemon peel, rose flower petals, natural flavouring. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I just recently discovered Tea Shirt on Twitter a few weeks ago. I was instantly intrigued by the name and ended up placing an order. Yesterday the box arrived and I was eager to dive right in. I ordered a variety of different samples but I have to admit this one is the reason I placed the order in the first place. Read More

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Thurbo Moonlight from The Tea Shelf

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: The Tea Shelf Tea Description: A signature spring harvest tea from the mystical hills of Darjeeling, the fluffy soft textured admixture of single leaves, both rolled and open, are complete with bright silver buds. The light golden liquid is a very clean tasting tea, with a subtle floral bouquet accompanied by notes of apple and honey. A remarkable tea which expresses itself beautifully. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This tea’s pouch was one of those teas that I happily found int he back of my tea stash. One of the problems Read More

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Ceylon Idulgashinna Blooming Mushroom White from What-Cha

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White/Bloom Where to Buy: What-Cha Tea Description: A hand tied ball of silver tip white tea, possessing delicate fruity tones which become stronger with subsequent infusions. Tangy apricot notes become apparent with some subtle malt tones in latter steeps. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I have to admit, the only reason I bought this tea was because it has ‘mushroom’ in the title and it intrigued me since I’m very allergic to mushrooms. Though the tea itself has little to nothing to do with mushrooms, it still felt kind of cool to get to say Read More