December 11, 2014

How To › Tea Technique ›

How to Make Oolong

Oolong Tea has a complex flavor that unfolds with each infusion. You can make three or four infusions. First, rinse the leaves with hot kettle water to open them up and release the fragrance.

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December 07, 2014

Reviews › Tea History ›

Lapsang Souchong smoky tea with overtones of ginger, dried pears, walnuts, cinnamon, and caramel.

Lapsang Souchong is an unusual and unique tea known for its smoky character and its ruby red color in the cup. Drinkers first discovering this tea have
compared its flavor to the aroma of pine smoke or fine tobacco.

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December 04, 2014

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Is that Egg Nog in your Tea?

Many people like their tea classically black.  It lets the true complex flavors of gourmet tea come to the forefront of your taste buds. We love that, too.

However, for those of us who crave a bit of creaminess in our cup, milk or cream can be a welcome addition.  And, in the holiday season, you can extend the creaminess invitation to egg nog. In particular, I can recommend Holiday Winter Tea as the perfect companion.  Our Holiday Winter Tea has a gentle spiciness to it.  The aroma warms me from the inside out, with memories of my mother's ginger spice cookies she made every

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November 18, 2014

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Our Dessert Collection Sampler Inspires Your Dreams

Our Dessert tea samplers collection is  a gastronomic delight without calories. Wonderful for any time of the day. Just the names of these teas inspire you to dream while the tea is infusing in your cup.


Pecan Pie Tea has a top quality black tea base with the flavor and aroma of a pecan pie. The toasty pecan flavor just shines with a sweet caramel finish. Luxury black tea, walnut and pecan pieces, white chocolate pieces...

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November 10, 2014

Black Jewels Lost in the Shadow

Some of our favorite teas are Blacks that are less well known:    

Lovers Leap - The liquor of this Orange Pekoe is bright with excellent flowery flavor with piquant Ceylon character. The cup tends somewhat light. A superb after dinner tea. 

Vienna Opera Ball -  Smooth round flavor and subtle misty morning hints from a specially selected jasmine tea. The balanced  combination of green, black tea and  jasmine is aromatic

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November 06, 2014

Reviews › Tea History ›

Bamboo Temple Yunnan: red-orange liquor has an aroma of marmalade!

The tea tree originated in the Chinese Province of Yunnan. This  aromatic and full bodied tea is named after one of the famous  Temples of China. There was a legend that visitors who spent a nigh in the Nine Immortal Tower of this temple

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November 05, 2014

Reviews › Tea History ›

Why Traditional English Tea is Black

Most people know that there are black and green teas (though real tea lovers know that there are many more kinds). So why is traditional English tea called black tea? The answer is because of peculiarities of its transportation and the chemical process of oxidation, resulting in the browning of the tea leaves and making so-called black tea look black. 

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