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Wild Black Tea from Teabook

 Tea Information: Leaf Type: Black Where to Buy: Teabook Tea Description: Our red tea comes from Yunnan, Fujian, and Hunan provinces in China. The original name for black tea is red tea because of the general color of the infusion; it is still referred to as red tea in China today. Flavors that can define red tea are often robust, woodsy, or toasted and might have notes of walnut, raisin and chocolate. From a health perspective, some studies have established that red (black) tea may help protect lungs from exposure to cigarette smoke; new studies are starting to look at its possible Read More

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Jasmine Ancient Beauty from The Persimmon Tree

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Oolong Where to Buy: The Persimmon Tree Tea Description: Our Jasmine Ancient Beauty tea features fragrant jasmine blossoms permeated with pure hand-harvested oolong loose-leaf tea, giving an amber peach color with a fresh aromatic bouquet and sweet refreshing taste. This beautiful oolong jasmine tea comes from thousand year-old trees on the Jing Mai Mountain in China. The protected forest reserve is enshrouded in mist and located approximately 5,000 feet above sea level. The best buds and leaves are hand plucked by scaling the tall trees and then oxidized using a traditional oxidation process to reach a specific maturation Read More

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2012 Margarets Hope Muscatel (2nd Flush) from Darjeeling Tea Lovers

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Black, Darjeeling Where to Buy:  Darjeeling Tea Lovers Tea Description: Margarets Hope Muscatel comes from one of the best known gardens Margarets Hope Tea Garden. The dry leaves are black and dark chocolate in colour with fresh floral notes to the nose. When steeped for 3 mins, it gives a brilliant deep golden liquor. It has a full bodied muscatel flavour with a distinct mint ‘twang’ in the nose. A perfect cup to make your evenings delightful. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: 2012 Margarets Hope Muscatel (2nd Flush) from Darjeeling Tea Lovers is such an Read More

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Wanja OP Black Tea from Wanja Tea of Kenya

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Black Orange Pekoe Where to Buy: Wanja Tea of Kenya Tea Description: Wanja OP (Orange Pekoe) is a whole leaf black tea that is grown in the fertile region around Mt. Kenya by small scale farmers who harvest it by hand. The tea is processed at a Tea Factory that is under the supervision of Kenya Tea Development Agency (a co-op that represents small scale farmers). Kenya is the number one exporter of black tea and this high quality whole leaf tea is the highest quality Orthodox tea that Kenya has to offer. This is a bold, full Read More

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Wintergreen Woods from David’s Tea

Tisane Information: Leaf Type:  Herbal Tisane Where to Buy:  David’s Tea Tisane Description: Looking to get in touch with nature? Try this outdoorsy blend of wild herbs and plants handpicked in the Canadian wilderness. We swear it’s like drinking a fresh forest breeze. It has wintergreen leaves for a lightly minty taste, cedar and pine for a bright, evergreen aroma, and sumac berries to add tartness and a pretty pink colour. Overall, it’s delicately sweet and totally refreshing. Now that’s a breath of fresh air. Learn more about this tisane here. Taster’s Review: This is one of the most unusual Read More