Houji-genmaicha is a roasted green and rice tea from Den’s Tea, an online seller of Japanese green teas. DRY LEAF: Houji-genmaicha smells like roasted corn – kinda like the leftover overly brown kernels in an air popper. STEEPED: An interesting light brown and peachy coloured tea. It’s a little hard to see as I used a green cup verses something more functional to show the colour off. The smell of this tea is very roasted and strong. For the steeping, I followed the directions on the tea package – 30 second steep in boiling water and resteep for 15 seconds in boiling water. … Continue reading, hoot!
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble is a flavored bai mu dan white tea. This tea comes from DavidsTEA. ALERT ALERT! This tea is on Last Chance legs! Snag it while you can! I had to review this tea before it disappears. 1, it be weird to review if no one could buy it anymore. 2, to hopefully direct others who love this tea to snag some before it is gone. DRY LEAF: Buttery, fruit, cinnamon and crumble scent! MMMmm! Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble has bit bits of strawberries and rock sugar lumps. Finding the rock sugar lumps is like finding shiny treasure! The tea … Continue reading, hoot!
Brazillionaire is a black tea that features brazil nuts and raisins. This tea comes from DavidsTEA. I’ve been on more of a white and green tea kick. A couple month ago, my tea stash was mostly blacks and I started getting tired of all the black tea. I need variety! There is just so many black tea blends out there and I wish tea companies would experiment more with other teas! Anyways, I figured I should drink more black teas so I don’t get sick of all the white and greens I’ve been drinking. How about a pot of Brazillionaire? DRY LEAF: … Continue reading, hoot!
Creamy Eggnog is a green tea with creamy eggnog flavors. This tea comes from Butiki Teas, an amazing online loose leaf tea seller! Creamy eggnog? Yes, I’m taking about an eggnog tea. Yeah, it’s past christmas – I’m a little late on drinking this. DRY LEAF: Good looking green tea, accented with a little red. Actually this tea come with more red bits, but they were mostly at the bottom of the bag, which I didn’t realized until after I took my pictures! STEEPED: Gold colour tea with creamy sweet smells swirling out of my cup! TASTE: WHAT KIND OF … Continue reading, hoot!
Artichoke Green is a green tea from Adagio Teas, an online tea seller. I was thinking back to when I first ordered from Adagio and remembered I did order from them a bit before I got really into loose leaf teas. I had ordered a bunch of greens, whites and chai samplers. I’m a fearless tea drinker – I ordered a lot of Adagio’s “weirder” teas, some being amazing, with others being the worst tea I’ve experienced /cough toasted sesame /cough. But the teas I did like, I ordered quite a bit when sales came around. Artichoke Green being one of … Continue reading, hoot!
Lotus Nut Green Tea is from Nature’s Tea Leaf, an online seller of loose leaf teas. I’m pretty tired out today – and I think it is purely a Korean Drama show called “Faith” fault. I spent most of yesterday vegging out, drinking tea and watching (and screaming) at this show. Faith drove me mental with cliff-hanger-must-watch-next-episode endings that made me scream at my computer and give in to the show’s demands to watch the next episode. I gotta get back to swooning over tea instead of korean drama stars. This tea caught my eye with the lotus nut flavoring which … Continue reading, hoot!
Coconut Grove is a Pai mu tan white tea accented with rose and coconut flavoring. This tea is from Steep City Teas, a new online seller of loose leaf teas, based in Miami. Hmm. Pai Mu Tan? Please correct me if I’m wrong – but I’m guessing that’s Bai Mu Dan? I’m guessing as I’m learning to speak Korean, and if Mandarin is similar, the romanization of sounds “B” and “P”, “D” and “T” and “G” and “K” get mixed up all the time. I find the flipping of the romanization makes learning from multiple sources painful and confusing at time. Ugg, … Continue reading, hoot!
White Peach is a White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) blend with peaches and osmanthus blossoms. This white tea is from The Persimmon Tree. Check out my previous The Persimmon Tree review for more information on them. Mmm, peaches! I love peaches – I used to can them at home. Hours peeling, removing the pit, slicing and packing ripe peaches into tall mason jars. Even more hours of clean up in the hot dry weather of summer in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. The result: juicy peaches I can eat all year round without the icky, fake sweet and tinny taste … Continue reading, hoot!
Watermelon Xylophone is a white organic silver needle tea with amaranth and organic watermelon flavoring. This tea comes from Butiki Teas, a great online loose leaf tea seller. I love melon teas. Watermelon Xylophone is on my list of my favorite teas. I practice brazilian jiu jitsu – from that, I was introduced to Watermelon juice. Amazing stuff! After a ragged, sweaty jiu jitsu class, I get home and make watermelon juice. I would get all sticky and gross cutting up watermelon and squeezing out the juice with my gracie juice bag. Totally worth it! The result is delicious, refreshing … Continue reading, hoot!
YaYa Strawberry is a green tea with strawberries and papaya, inspired by Cuban-style smoothies. This tea is from Steep City Teas, a new online tea seller based in Miami. I gotta say, I’ve never been to Florida. After watching lots of Burn Notice and Dexter, I wouldn’t mind going to see all the sights (and eat all the seafood). It’s pretty cool to see a tea seller inspired by something – with Steep City creating exotic, Miami inspired teas. I miss some of the references as I’m just a Canadian just figuring the culture here in California, but I enjoy seeing a new … Continue reading, hoot!