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One of the most difficult parts of my break from publishing tea reviews was the feeling of missing out on some of the best and freshest teas that were produced each season. This was particularly true when I saw the different flushes being produced from the Darjeeling and Nepal areas. The tea I am reviewing today comes from the Doke Tea Estate, located in Bihar, India. This estate is owned by the… Read More

Hello, friends and past readers of my tea blog! I know, it has been a long time, nearly two years since my last tea review post. Time flies, life happens, and unfortunately some hobbies must be put on the back burner of priorities. However, my passion for tea certainly did not stop over the past two years. I have continued sampling, buying, and exploring teas from new vendors and estates. I have… Read More

Today’s review will focus on the Seasonal 2014 OP1 Black Tea from Amba Tea Estate in Ambadandegama, Uva Province, Sri Lanka. This sample was provided by Fortnum and Mason, a famous and historic tea, coffee, and other fine goods purveyor located on Piccadilly, London, in the U.K. You can learn more about the fine teas and other goods offered by Fortnum and Mason by clicking here. As many of you already know,… Read More

It has been a while since I have published a review, but over the next couple of weeks I should have some fresh reviews coming out. I have certainly not been ignoring my teas, but my day job has been very busy the past two weeks, and the tea reviews have had to take a back seat for a while. Today, I will be focusing on the Coonoor Estate Nilgiri Black Tea…. Read More

Yes, I know. I have been slow on getting reviews out lately. There is a good reason for that. My office recently tried switching to the spring water product from our drinking water provider. I was really excited for the switch from normal purified water to the spring water, as common belief for hundreds (if not thousands) of years states that the mineral content of spring water is better suited for pulling… Read More

Today’s review will focus on the Hime Fuki Organic Makurazaki Black Tea, purchased from Yuuki-Cha. You may view this product at the Yuuki-Cha Shop by clicking here. First, I would like to say a few words about Yuuki-Cha. Ever since my interest in Japanese tea began while attending a Japanese Tea Ceremony, I have become a rather frequent visitor of the Yuuki-Cha website. At first, I went there to see all of… Read More

Today’s review will focus on the Krasnodar Large Leaf Black Tea sourced by What-Cha from the Dagomys Tea Estate in Russia. You may view and purchase this tea on the What-Cha website by clicking here. I covered the Dagomys Tea Estate in my review of the Krasnador Large Leaf Green Tea, but here is an excerpt from that review: “The Dagomys Tea Estate, among others in the Krasnador area of southern Russia,… Read More

Today’s review will focus on the Nepal Second Flush 2014 Golden Tips Black Tea, sourced by What-Cha from the Greenland Organic Farm in eastern Nepal. You may view and purchase this tea by visiting the What-Cha website. I covered the Greenland Organic Farm in a previous post, Nepal First Flush 2014 Silver Oolong Tea. I would like to acknowledge What-Cha for the wide variety of teas from origins that you do not… Read More

Today’s review will focus on the TGFOP1 Second Flush 2014 Assam Black Tea from Panitola Tea Estate. This sample was provided by Lochan Tea. The Panitola Tea Estate is located in the Tinsukia district, in the South Bank of the Assam region in northeast India. Panitola consists of about 700 hectares (1,730 acres) of land under tea cultivation. Panitola produces both CTC grades and orthodox grades of black tea. This tea estate… Read More

Today’s review will focus on the Azores Shade-Grown Orange Pekoe “Ponta Branca” Black Tea from What-Cha. You may view and purchase this tea from the What-Cha website by clicking here. The Azores are a group of islands located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal. The Azores are considered an autonomous region consisting of nine islands. These islands have a subtropical climate, and are situated near the junction of three tectonic… Read More