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The folks over at Madura Tea were kind enough to send me some of their English Breakfast tea. Though a simple type of tea, I really enjoyed the flavor of it. After it had been brewed, it reminded me of most of the other English Breakfast teas that I had had in the past, in […]

Recently, I’ve really gotten into jasmine teas, and, while most jasmine teas are either herbal or black teas, the new one that I got from Ten Tea is their Jasmine White blend. The tea is, as they describe it, very floral, and I would agree wholeheartedly on that fact. Though it had a nice aroma, […]

I unexpectedly received an 8-ounce bag of Simpson & Vail Tea‘s new Sweet Sizzlin’ Cinnamon blend. This is a black tea with cinnamon pieces and what looks to be little bits of chocolate scattered throughout the loose leaves (don’t quote me on that, I’m not positive that it’s chocolate). Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised with […]

I got one of the coolest-looking tins of tea a couple of weeks ago from the folks at Naivetea, which seems to be a very fancy online tea shop. Their products are a little expensive, but neatly packaged in cute little tins. The tea that they sent me was a mint oolong, which is a […]

Today, I have the pleasure of reviewing a new favorite tea of mine, called Ginger Lemongrass, which is a green tea from the Republic of Tea. The tea is mainly what looks to be sencha green tea, with little bits of ginger and lemongrass within. I brewed a cup using 1 teaspoon of the tea […]

I’ve really been reviewing a lot of white teas recently, and I’ve really been loving them. The newest one is called silver Yunnan white tea, from Cup Of Tea. It is pretty plain, and includes more parts of the plant than silver needle, and completes the taste a bit more. It came neatly packaged from […]

I received an interesting blend a couple weeks ago from the Boston Tea Company called Boston’s Blueberry Kiwi, which is a white tea with kiwi flavoring, blueberry flavoring, dried blueberry pieces, and malva flowers. The leaves themselves, along with everything with which they are blended, have a fabulous aroma, and they do with water added, […]

A couple weeks ago, I received a couple of ounces of white peony bud tea from Drink The Leaf, a California-based tea company. White peony is similar to silver needle tea, but it contains other parts of the plant besides the bud, making it a full-bodied infusion. I was impressed after steeping it with water […]

Recently, I have been trying out an extremely interesting blend of green tea and flowery elements that is meant to be iced. The tea, called Iskandar French Summer Tea (named after the Malaysian city of Iskandar), is from the folks of the French company of Mariage Frères. They purvey gourmet and artisan teas, and a […]

The folks over at SerendipiTea sent me one of the most unique tea blends that I’ve ever tasted, called Charlie Chan Cha. The tea is a blend of green tea, mint, ginger, pepper, and various other spices such as cardamom. It’s almost like a minty chai with a green tea base, with the exception of […]