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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Moving right along through the samples of high quality orthodox teas from Nepal, I have come to the SFTGFOP1 2nd Flush 2014 tea from Kanyam Tea Estate. This sample was provided by Surajmukhi Tea. The Kanyam Tea Estate is located in the Ilam District of eastern Nepal, a short two kilometers from the Darjeeling district of India.The estate consists of a total area of 240 hectares (about 593 acres), of which 200… Read More

Today’s review will focus on the FTGFOP1 King Clonal Musk 2nd Flush 2014 Darjeeling Tea from the Margaret’s Hope Tea Estate in the Kurseong North Valley of the Darjeeling area of India. I have covered various details of the Margaret’s Hope Tea Estate in previous posts, so I will skip the redundancy in covering those details in this post. This sample was provided by Surajmukhi Tea. The King Clonal, or Clonal King… Read More

I always get excited to receive samples from a new source, especially when it is a new tea farm looking to get some well-deserved attention for their products.We all know that I have come to love the teas from Thailand, specifically the oolong teas. So when the Doi Inthanon Tea Partnership contacted me to request that I review two of their oolong teas and one green tea, I did not hesitate for… Read More

Here is an interesting Japanese green tea that I have not opened in a few months, but certainly deserves a review. This is the Shincha Hatsuzumi (1st Flush 2014) Green Tea. This product was purchased from Yunomi.US. You may find the website by clicking here. This Shincha Green Tea was produced on Tanegashima Island, one of the Osumi Islands, in the Kagoshima Prefecture of Japan. Tanegashima Island is fairly flat topographically, with… Read More

Today’s review will focus on the Hyson grade Green Tea from Craigmore Plantations, located in the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu state in southern India. I covered the Craigmore Plantation in good detail on my previous review of the FOP Supreme Grade Black Tea. Click here to see that review and to read more about Craigmore Plantation. All of the green teas produced at Craigmore Plantations are manufactured at the Pascoe Woodlands… Read More

Having the zodiac sign of Libra myself, I decided to try the Libra Rooibos and black tea blend from Nina’s Paris. Libra, as most of you know, is symbolized by a scale, and Balance is the primary virtue. If I have come to realize one thing about the Nina’s Paris blending team, it is certainly the fact that they have a good understanding of balance. All of the samples that I have… Read More

I have to admit that I have samples from a few vendors waiting for review, but I am having a hard time pulling myself away from the box of samples from Nepal. I have yet to find a Nepal tea that I have not been and impressed with and thoroughly enjoyed. This is definitely a region that I will be keeping an eye, as I expect the popularity of Nepal teas to… Read More

Along with some interesting tea samples from Nepal, there were two samples from Assam included with the recent package from Surajmukhi Tea. Today’s review will focus on the Seajuli GFOP 2nd Flush 2014 Assam Black Tea. The Seajuli Tea Estate is located in the North Bank of the Brahmaputra River, Lakhimpur District, Assam region of India. Focusing specifically on orthodox styles of teas, Seajuli is well known for the high quality teas… Read More

A more recent addition to the high quality unflavored loose leaf tea products produced by Satemwa Tea Estate near Thyolo, Malawi, are the flavored or herbal tea blends known as the “Fusion” products. I recently received three of the Fusion products, including the Green Earl Grey (723), which is the focus of today’s review. To learn more about Satemwa Tea Estate, please click here to be taken to the informational page on… Read More

Although I am always excited to receive packages of samples that I am expecting, receiving an unexpected sample usually helps positively enhance the mood during a day of insurance work. The Heritage Tea Assam Company was the catalyst for having had a more enthusiastic day last week, as they sent a sample of the Golden Tips Black Tea from their factory. A special thanks to Heritage Tea Assam for providing such a… Read More