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Bai Ye Varietal Dan Cong Black Tea * Spring 2016 from Yunnan Sourcing. . . .

Has the phrase “heavy pungent nectar quality” ever crossed your tea bucket list? It wasn’t on mine, either; but now that I’ve tried this tea, you might want to add it to yours. This tea tastes like flowers and honey. (And “heavy pungent nectar.”) It also supposedly tastes like “sweet potato,” which I’m not really getting, but I am not a nuanced person. I just get the big brushstrokes. If you’ve ever wondered what being a honeybee was like, this tea is your answer. You’re flitting between flower and hive here, getting your job done in sweet, sugary, natural beauty. Read More

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TeaEqualBliss’s Top Ten SURPRISING Teas of the Moment. . . . . .

Basil Lemonade Oolong from Pekoe Sip House * Edgar Allan Poe’s Black Tea Blend from Simpson & Vail White Christmas from Full Leaf Tea Company * Sour Apple Green from Stylin’ Tea Blends Bittermelon Stuffed with Roasted Tie Guan Yin Oolong from Yunnan Sourcing Forest Song 2016 Sheng Puerh Maocha from Global Tea Hut Ginger & Lemon Myrtle from Lupicia Bianca from The Necessiteas Really Root Beer from Nelson’s Tea Pumpkin Spice Latte Genmaicha from 52 Teas * These tea reviews have NOT gone LIVE the day this post was written.  Please check back soon for FULL length reviews! These Read More

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Purple Needle Black Tea of Jing Mai Mountain * Spring 2016

Had to open up the aroma wheel for this one. There are some black teas that I have such a hard time finding descriptors for. This is a very pleasant tea. No harsh after taste. An intriguing liquid color. Golden brown perhaps? The flavor profile is so amazing. Slightly citrus but the more I sip it the more I am tasting woodsy notes at the end.  Flashes of walking through a slightly damp Washington state forest come to mind. Keep spinning the aroma wheel we aren’t through yet. Even with the citrus and woodsy flavors it can also be defined Read More

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Yunnan “Purple Beauty” Green Tea from Lancang Spring 2016 from Yunnan Sourcing. . .

I think it’s time to highlight a Yunnan Green Tea on Sororitea Sisters. It’s been a while. Therefore, I declare, Yunnan “Purple Beauty” Green Tea from Lancang Spring 2016 from Yunnan Sourcing – the tea of the moment! Yunnan “Purple Beauty” Green Tea from Lancang Spring 2016 from Yunnan Sourcing certainly IS unique! This is a Zi Juan “Purple Beauty” varietal that was grown in Lancang county in the Jingmai mountainous area. First flush of spring tea leaves were used and processed into a green tea. This is the first ever Purple Beauty Green Tea Yunnan Sourcing has offered. This Read More

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Bai Ye Varietal Dan Cong Black Tea Spring 2016 from Yunnan Sourcing

Behold…Bai Ye Varietal Dan Cong Black Tea Spring 2016 from Yunnan Sourcing! This Bai Ye dan Cong was picked in late April 2016 and processed through May. Instead of being processed like Dan Cong Oolong this tea was processed into Black Tea by wilting in small cloth bags in the sun and then shade. I had to think for a moment which category to put Bai Ye Varietal Dan Cong Black Tea Spring 2016 from Yunnan Sourcing…an oolong or a black tea…so I put them under BOTH. Dry – Bai Ye Varietal Dan Cong Black Tea Spring 2016 from Yunnan Read More