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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Any tea enthusiast who is semi-familiar with the excellent wulongs that are produced in Taiwan have heard of Pouchong (Baozhong) tea. The most famous of this type of wulong, or some call it a green tea due to the low oxidation, hails from the northern Taiwan district of Pinglin. However, today’s review focuses on the Pouchong Green, as the manufacturer calls it, from PT Harendong Green Farm, located in the Halimun Mountains,… Read More

Today’s review will focus on the Super Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (SFTGFOP) Black Tea, sourced from the foothills of Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal. This tea appears to processed in a very similar manner to Darjeeling second flush teas. Let the journey begin… The dry leaves vary in color, with a few being a bright green, some being reddish, while the majority are dark brown and black. There is a generous… Read More

Moving along through the samples of South Korean tea, courtesy of Hankook Tea and Honam Tea Estates. Today’s review will focus on the Organic Jaksul Chut Mool Green Tea. This tea is certified organic by the USDA and Korea. For more information about Hankook Tea, visit their website here. The leaves of this Organic Jaksul Chut Mool are selected from both the first flush (Sejak) and second flush (Joongjak) harvests. The leaves… Read More

The focus of today’s review is the Zomba Steamed Green Tea from Satemwa Tea Estates, located in the Shire Highlands of Malawi. For more information regarding Satemwa Tea Estates, please visit their website here. Unfortunately, I got too distracted writing notes to remember to take a photo of the dry leaves, so we will have to do without that part of this review. My only consolation to missing this important photo is… Read More

I have heard and read that Nepal teas have some traits similar to Darjeeling teas. Thanks to the generosity of Niru Trading, I have an opportunity to try samples of white, green, black, and oolong teas from the foothills of Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal. These will be my first experiences with Nepalese teas, so needless to say that I am quite excited to try them out and compare them with teas that… Read More

Here is a relatively new style of oolong tea that has been gaining some attention in the health and nutrition fields recently. This is the Gabaron Oolong Tea from Daokrajai Lanna Fine Teas, sourced from a tea estate in the area outside of Chiang Rai City in northern Thailand. What is different about Gabaron (or GABA) teas? During processing, the tea leaves are flushed with nitrogen gas, causing the level of GABA… Read More

Today’s review will focus on the Red Tea from PT Harendong Green Farms. Thanks to the generosity of PT Harendong Green Farm, I now have an opportunity to explore several types and styles of green, red, and oolong teas from the Halimun Mountains, Banten Province of west Java, Indonesia. PT Harendong Green Farm is Certified Organic by the USDA NOP, Control-IMO, EU, Canada, and Japan. For more information on PT Harendong Green… Read More

A Review of the Jaksul Gamnong Green Tea from Hankook Tea and Honam Tea Estates in South Korea is Now Available.

Looking Forward to Experiencing Teas and Coffee From Nepal.

The focus of today’s review is the Suwirun Green Tea from Daokrajai Lanna Thai Teas. This is the highest quality green tea offered by Daokrajai. Two notes for today’s review. First, I still do not have complete function of my nose. The weather and temperatures in Pittsburgh have varied by nearly 30°F from day to day, and my sinuses are not appreciating the diversity. If the aroma descriptions are a bit broad, please… Read More