White tea is the youngest harvested buds of the Camellia sinensis plant almost exclusively in the Fujian province of China.
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.
Morning Cup is a new daily segment where I post what I am drinking with a quick image of my beverage and some initial thoughts. This is Morning Cup #9
Morning Cup is a new daily segment where I post what I am drinking with a quick image of my beverage and some initial thoughts. This is Morning Cup #8
It’s always fun doing interviews. Coming up with new questions is interesting because it all revolves around your subject who gets to honestly and objectively answer those questions. If the questions are good enough, you get some deeply personal and relevant answers back. I recently had the chance to ask Tyler Gage of Runa, the Guayusa (Why-you-suh) company a few questions. Here’s what he had to say!
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.
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.
Oh my gawd! What are you drinking? Why is it so green? Oh, don’t worry. It’s just mugwort tea. This interesting herbal drink from Korea I was introduced to a couple years back by some friends at Puripan Tea Garden in California.
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.
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!