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Yellow Goddess of Mercy from Old Ways Tea . . .

This tea sample came to me in a crisp, red and gold package with simple, symbolic instructions and the tea’s name: Huang Guan Yin or Yellow Goddess of Mercy. With a name like that, it certainly felt special to crack the seal on the red and gold foil and pour the lovely dark tea leaves into my teapot.  The dry leaves smelled faintly musky, like newly-turned earth, but were otherwise very mild. I did a little more research on brewing tips beyond the information on the package and found that this is a wuji oolong, meant to be steeped for Read More

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Congou Mao Jia by Bruu Tea

Hello Tea Friends! This tea comes from the February Tea Club box and though it’s not currently available on their website it may be available soon. The tell-tale signs of silver tips in this tea signifies selective harvesting that has been plucked every day to ensure only new shoots are gathered. rown in the mountainous region of the WuYi mountains China, the tea is allowed to ferment briefly which results in a slightly dark hue on the leaves. A smooth tasting tea, though surprisingly pungent, it would be a good first green tea to try if you traditionally drink black Read More

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Chocolate Chamomile Curiosity Brew Black Oolong from Verdant Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black/Oolong Where to Buy:  Verdant Tea Tea Description: This blend is inspired by the connection we see between fine chocolate and fine tea. Our Laoshan Black and Wuyi Big Red Robe have strong natural notes of cacao that we wanted to bring out and play with. The end result is a rich, sweet and sparkling brew that brings out the best in both the tea, supported by the cacao nibs. Marigold provides a richness that complements the sweet flavors of chamomile, cinnamon and fennel, while the mint gives just enough of a clean sparkle to counterbalance the Read More

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Rou Gui Oolong from Tao Tea Leaf

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Tao Tea Leaf Tea Description: Rou Gui is treasured for its cinnamon flavour as well as its impressive stamina.   This tea also has the unique ability to keep its distinct flavours after multiple steepings upwards of 7 times.  Rou Gui comes from the historic WuYi mountains in the Chinas Fujian Province. This area is also famous for producing other famous teas like Lapsang Souchong and the famous Da Hong Pao.  Rou Gui has a medium and very smooth body with hints of floral orchid with a lovely honey-like finish. Learn more about this tea Read More

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Black Silk Chocolate Milk Qui Hao from 52Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  52Teas Tea Description: Mount Wuyi, in Fujian China is primarily known for oolongs, but this rare black tea is harvested only a short time each year. It is naturally low in tannins, giving it an exquisitely smooth finish which, combined with its natural chocolate notes, earned it the nickname “Black Silk”. We’ve upped the ante by adding some organic chocolate and marshmallow flavors, cacao nibs and marshmallow root. Learn more about this tea here. Learn more about 52Teas’ subscriptions here. Taster’s Review: When I read my SororiTea Sister Nichole’s review of this Black Read More