#tuesdayteatime

  • Date
  • August 31, 2021

phoenix oolong | davidstea

oolong tea | guangdong province, China Grown on the Phoenix mountains in China, Dan Cong oolongs come from a special variety of camellia sinensis which presents as a tree rather than a bush. Phoenix oolongs (also known as Phoenix Mountain ooolong, Phoenix Mountain dan cong, Fenghuang Dan Cong, and even Phoenix Mountain Dan Cong oolong) …

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  • Date
  • August 17, 2021

earl grey cream :: pluck tea

black tea (flavoured) Earl grey tea’s distinctive and iconic flavour comes from Chinese black tea enrobed in bergamot oil, first given to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl of Grey in the 1830s; the stories of how and why it was created and gifted to the Earl are varied, but the Lady of Grey began serving it …

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  • Date
  • August 3, 2021

jasmine golden dragon :: westholme tea company

green tea | fujian province, china Jasmine tea is unique – the tea leaves are either layered or tossed with jasmine flower buds for several hours to scent the tea. The process can be repeated several times, resulting in tea which can be anywhere from delicately flavoured to overly perfumed. I am wary of all …

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  • Date
  • July 20, 2021

lapsang souchong :: tsaa tea shop

black tea | china Lapsang souchong is distinctive due to the added process of smoking the tea with pine wood – which adds it’s characteristic smoky flavour. Grounded with a meaty earthiness and smooth mouthfeel, the spicy smoky flavours envelope rather than overpower. lapsang souchong :: tsaa tea shop

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  • Date
  • July 6, 2021

vanilla chai :: diversitea

black tea (blend) | india “Chai” is a term that is tossed around quite a bit, and usually incorrectly. Chai as a word translates directly into tea in more than one language…it is not a type of tea. What many people consider to be ‘Chai tea’ (which is a statement steeped in redundancy) is a …

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  • Date
  • June 22, 2021

tea party :: honey pie

herbal tisane (blend) | prince edward county, canada I keep coming back to the same mental image when enjoying this tisane – a lush afternoon tea set in the middle of a wild meadow. Spicy, fruity, florals are tempered with a surprisingly smooth brightness that engages all of your senses. tea party :: honey pie …

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  • Date
  • June 8, 2021

paris afternoon :: murchie’s

black + green tea (blend, flavoured) | india, china, himalayas There is a lot going on in this cup. Layers of aroma and flavour that work together, but striving to be detected individually. The green tea brings a bright astringency that cuts through the caramel and leather finishing notes of the black tea. paris afternoon …

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  • Date
  • May 25, 2021

english breakfast (organic) :: cup of té

black tea (blend) The first “Breakfast Tea” was blended in the late 1800’s, and when Queen Victoria fell in love with this blend during her stay in Balmoral (and subsequently taking home cases with her) it was renamed “English Breakfast Tea”. Taking on a classic is fraught with peril, but this black tea blend offers …

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  • Date
  • May 11, 2021

yellow dragon pu-erh :: tea emporium

pu-erh tea (blend) | yunnan province, china This tea blend (ginger and lemongrass) is made for multiple short infusions – providing a repeating heady cup. A lot of flavour, and difficult to isolate the different notes because it is so well balanced. A comforting balance of vegetal, smoky warmth and subtle citrus notes. yellow dragon …

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  • Date
  • April 27, 2021

sticky rice oolong :: davidstea

oolong tea (blend) | thailand A lightly oxidized oolong is closer to green tea. With a creamy mouthfeel and natural sweetness, this oolong is a perfect pairing for the magical Chinese herb, Nuo Mi Xiang which smells and tastes like sticky rice. With calm aromas and gentle flavours, this blend transports all of the fresh …

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  • Date
  • March 30, 2021

sencha kyoto :: genuine tea co.

green tea | kyoto, japan Not one to seek out bitter tastes, I enjoy this more delicate sencha tea as I get the green-ness I want without any mouth puckering. Japanese green teas are steamed during processing and are generally more grassy and bright. A short 1 minute infusion releases gentle waves of mineral and …

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  • Date
  • March 16, 2021

royal wedding :: harney & sons

white tea (blend) | china A pretty blend that has a striking chocolatey aroma – all the more interesting because the taste is mostly almond, coconut and vanilla. Mutan white tea is known also by the names Bai Mudan, Pai Mu Tan and White Peony. This nutty sweet blend has a smooth mouthfeel underlined by …

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  • Date
  • March 2, 2021

white moon ancient pu-er :: tao tea leaf

2013 Spring – First Harvest | 4th Anniversary 2009-2013 sheng pu’erh (raw) | yunnan province, china It seems right that this special tea -crafted to celebrate the anniversary of tao tea leaf- represents my first puerh experience and my first tea disk from my first Toronto Tea Festival. My recommendation to bring out the most …

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  • Date
  • February 16, 2021

oolong creme :: sloane fine tea merchants

oolong tea (flavoured) | wuyi mountains, china Do not be afraid of the word “flavours” in this ingredient listing, because it comes after the word “natural” – and that makes all of the difference: this tea has complexity and depth that only comes with restraint. The Wuyi Mountains in China is home of the gift …

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  • Date
  • February 2, 2021

long jing (dragonwell) :: steven smith teamaker

green tea | zhejiang province, china This is my personal favourite green tea – I do although prefer a 2 minute steep, rather than the traditional 3 minutes that are recommended. Named after a village in which the natural spring has uniquely dense water that dances and swirls like a Chinese dragon during rainfall. Long …

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