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Monthly Archives: September 2017

A few weeks ago, I was thinking about how much a missed having fresh Ceylon black tea in my collection. To be honest, the only Ceylon teas that have lasted this long are still from the days of my online tea shop, so they are getting toward the end of their best by dates. Luckily, Greenwood Tea Estate came to the rescue and reached out to me after seeing some of my… Read More

Today, I will be focusing on an experimental product from the Arakai Estate in Bellthorpe, Australia. This is the Pan Roasted Premium Green Tea. This product is not currently being sold by Arakai Estate. I introduced the Arakai Estate in detail in my earlier review of their Spring Flush 2016 Premium Black Tea. Check out that review or their website to learn more about this young, yet ambitious and successful estate. Considering… Read More

Today, I will focus on the Summer Euphoria 2nd Flush 2017 Darjeeling tea produced at the Rohini Tea Estate. This sample was provided by Lochan Tea. I have covered the Rohini Tea Estate several times in previous reviews, so I will spare you all the redundancy. You may click on the link above to learn more about Rohini Tea Estate. This 2nd flush product from Rohini Tea Estate was produced early in… Read More

I am pleased to introduce my readers to the Arakai Estate, located in Bellthorpe, Queensland, Australia (see map below). This is the first Australian grown tea that I have ever experienced, and I am very excited to give it a try. The Arakai Estate is a small scale tea grower and manufacturer with a short but successful history. The estate has a single hectare of land under tea cultivation, and also grows… Read More

Today, I will be reviewing a white tea from Taiwan. Many thanks again to Fong Mong Tea for providing this sample. I have never had a white tea from Taiwan before, so I am quite excited for the new experience. This white tea is first harvested from wild mountain tea bushes (Wild Shan Cha) in Nantou county (see map below) in the spring and winter seasons. The altitude of the tea garden… Read More