Today’s reviews are of a collection of green teas from Tea From Vietnam. They currently have three different green teas in their collection! Let’s drink them all! I quite like the label art on all the Tea From Vietnam packages, every tea has different artwork. Steeping Instructions For all the greens I used 4 grams to 120ml gaiwan (1 gram to 30ml ratio), using 175F water temperature. I did not do a rinse and started with a 30 second steep. Fish Hook Green Tea – Tea From Vietnam The leaf are delicate tight curls of tea with a sweet bread scent. Fresh marine and … Continue reading, hoot!
Another tea from Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Co, a UK tea seller with a HUGE tea line up. The previous review was a blend, but let’s have an unflavored tea today – Choui Fong Thailand green tea. Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Co carries quite a bit of unflavored teas from various regions. Dry Leaf Big gently pinched dark leaves that are on the twiggy side. The leaf has a bunch of fuzzies too Actually, quite a few sticks in this one. The Tea Owls picked some out as they need it for their camp fire for the weekend owl scout trip. The leaf … Continue reading, hoot!
Yay a Korean tea review today! The tea is from Wooree tea, a New Zealand seller. Right now they just have tea ware and one tea – Imperial Blend Hadong Green tea. Imperial Blend Hadong Green tea is grown in the Hadong region in the south west as per the website. Looking around, all I can find is a university of the same name and nothing on the map. Maybe the area is spelled differently in English? Dry Leaf Imperial Blend Hadong Green tea looks like twisted waves of dark green and has a sweet spinach and light roasted scent. Steeping Instructions The steeping … Continue reading, hoot!
52 Teas had a Holiday tea kickstarter a few months back and I was able to preorder for the entire set! All the teas sounded pretty good – Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, Eggnog Chai, Gingerbread Houjicha, Cranberry Orange Cider Rooibos, and Peppermint Marshmallow Melting in Hot Chocolate. It looks like you can still purchase the teas at 52 Teas from their Holiday Tea section, but you’ll want to act fast as they are seasonal teas. I wasn’t in a Christmas mood until this week, so now I finally got around to sampling the entire lineup (barring I drank 2 of … Continue reading, hoot!
Today’s tea review is of a collection of fancy teas! The Tea Spot Connoisseur Collection contains samples of four luxury teas – Organic Black Pearls, Golden Pu’er, 88th Night (shincha), and Organic Silver Needle White. This collection is quite interesting as you get a wide range of teas from pu’er to white, rarely do you see pu’er thrown in a collection like this. The Connoisseur Collection is true to the name as it is an expert line up of teas. The Tea Spot also sells the teas individually. The Tea Spot Connoisseur Collection comes in a set of four little tea tins. Looking on their site, you … Continue reading, hoot!
More A Quarter to Tea teas! Not too long ago I was sent four teas. I reviewed the more autumn teas eariler and here is the rest. Let’s get to it! Spumoni Green Tea YES SPUMONI! I’ve suggested to many tea sellers to make a spumoni tea. Spumoni is one of my favorite ice creams. There is a restuarant I regularly went to in Vancouver, The Spaghetti Factory, and the end of every meal is the delicious spumoni ice cream. Spumoni seems to vary, but usually it is pistachio with a mix of usually chocolate, vanilla or cherry. A Quarter to Tea’s … Continue reading, hoot!
Today’s tea review is Jasmine Green Tea from The Little Red Cup Tea co. This particular jasmine green is fair trade and organic! This tea is from WuYuan County, Jiangxi China. Little Red Cup Tea Co also has these really cool tea tins! Dry Leaf The Jasmine green has a lovely soft sweet jasmine scent. The tea is small little half moons. Steeping Instructions Little Red Cup Tea Co has pretty flexible steeping instructions. They have a basic guideline for a water temperature of 170F to 180F. I’m going to play with this one, wheeeeee! I steeped 5 grams of leaf … Continue reading, hoot!
I remember going to a buffet with my little 5 year old cousin. Buffets, especially back in the early 90’s, always had jello but this buffet in particular only had jello salad. The jello was lime with streaks of red and green cabbage and a little carrot in it. I picked out a large wiggly cube for my little cousin. Turned out, he never had jello before. He cried right after noticing it wiggle around on his plate, but we finally convinced him since that his older cousin liked it, so will he. He caved and finally tasted it, ending up … Continue reading, hoot!
It is time for the mid-range matcha brand comparison! For this Matcha Brand Comparison Round, the price point is $9.99 to $16.99 per ounce, average 13.69 price tag. Amazon Matcha Comparison Round 1 – Matcha Brands Comparison under $9.99 an ounce Round 3 – Matcha Brand Comparison $17 to $48 per ounce For full disclosure, like the other Matcha comparisons I’ve done, this is brought to you by Red Leaf Tea. Sadly, it looks like this price point is mostly Red Leaf Tea Matchas as well. Testing Procedure Every matcha is labelled by number or letter. I do not know what brands … Continue reading, hoot!
Tea powder time! With matcha being the popular drink these days, we should also try other powdered teas. Chi Whole Leaf has a line up 5 different teas! I’ll be trying 3 of the 5 today, so let’s get to it. Tasting of Chi Whole Leaf Tea Powder Green mint Green Mint has a medicinal and mint scent. This tea powder contains Peppermint, Eucalyptus Leaf and Darjeeling Green tea. I was lazy so I used my DavidsTea Matcha Maker Tea Tumbler. I mixed the Green Mint tea with water and ice. It came out a deep dark army green. The flavor is … Continue reading, hoot!