Essencha was the first tea house I reviewed when I first started this blog back in 2009. Partly this is due to proximity, Essencha is 30 minutes from my front door. Partly it’s because I respect what Tracy was trying to do with her shop.
Coffee Pu’erh (David’s Tea)
Pu’erh teas certainly have their fans. Some are so die hard they refuse to drink any other type of tea. I’m not sure I could ever agree to give up the luxury of diverse flavor potential. But this coffee flavored pu’erh from David’s Tea certainly has some things going for it.
Organic Fairtrade Makaibari Darjeeling (Hampstead Tea)
Darjeeling teas are often referred to as the champagne of teas, with good reason. Darjeelings typically express the depth and nuance tea connoisseurs look for from the best of any tea, be they black, green, white or herbal. The Makaibari region within Darjeeling region also tends to produce some of the best Darjeelings season after season. Let’s check this one out from Hampstead Tea of London.
Luscious Lemon Meringue (Talbott Teas)
Oprah is a symbol across the world. Her image and name evoke smiles on the faces of women everywhere from the thoughts of inspiration and achievement Oprah presents. Oprah has a list of ‘favorite things’ she likes to share with her guests. Among them have been some of the teas from Talbott Teas, including this Luscious Lemon Meringue.
Chocolate Mint Black Tea (52teas)
I haven’t reviewed one of Frank’s teas in a long time. It’s time I got to it! This time I’ve got one for you you should still be able to buy! Sadly my review process makes it difficult to get my posts out before Frank sells out of his latest batch of product. But this tea proved so popular that Frank made it a member of the 52teas Permanent Collection!
Topsy Turvy Tea Blend (Disney)
When I went to Disney World the last thing I was thinking of was tea. But lo-and-behold, there it was! Staring me in the face at the Epcot gift store I was in! Of the two teas I saw that were loose leaf, I bought both! My first review is of this Topsy Turvy Tea Blend.
Silver Mountain Water (Octavia Tea)
This tea is brought to us by some new folks at the 2011 World Tea Expo. Octavia Tea had a slew of different pure and blended teas at their booth which all looked and smelled great. They provided me some samples, and I bring you the first of many reviews!
Watermelon Kiwi Black Tea (Art of Tea)
Shortly after the 2011 World Tea Expo I made a suggestion to Art of Tea via Twitter to make a tea with Kiwi in it. I felt this fruit was undervalued by the tea blenders of the world, but also a difficult pairing. A couple weeks later, I got my wish!
Accessory: Tea Brewer Showdown
In the wake of the 2011 World Tea Expo I came across a series of accessories which make it simple to brew your tea. A couple of these have been around a few years, such as Adagio Teas’ ingenuiTEA. However, with new entrants to this area of tea making fun there’s a need for a product SHOOTOUT!
Iced Classic Pu-erh (Numi Tea)
It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed an iced tea. In the interim I’ve had a few I’ve liked and a few I haven’t. This iced Organic Classic Pu-erh from Numi Tea provided a nice respite from the usual iced tea by offering up a pure iced tea. But to have a mass market iced pu-erh is something special altogether.
This is the fifth and final entry in a series of posts on Numi Teas’ new Pu-erh Iced Teas.