Tea Reviews

Review: White Peony (Bai Mu Dan), Tea Horse

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Review: White Peony (Bai Mu Dan)

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After the recent experience with their Pistachio Rose tea, I was quite excited to try the Tea Horse take on the bai mu dan tea, a delicate and sometimes finicky tea to get right. The results: Another wonderful cup from the folks at Tea Horse.
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Review: Pistachio Rose, Tea Horse

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Review: Pistachio Rose

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I’ll confess — while I do enjoy pistachio and roses separately — I would be a little nervous to put them together. Which is why I was intrigued but wary when the kind folks at Tea Horse sent me a sample of their Pistachio Rose tea. After a few sips, my concerns were quickly put to rest. This is a unique and very lovely tea. While it technically fits in the green tea category, it’s so incredibly different.
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Review: Liao Mayor Black Tea (廖鄉長紅茶)

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Review: Liao Mayor Black Tea (廖鄉長紅茶)

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Better known for its oolong and green teas, it’s unusual to see traditional black tea coming from Taiwan. Needless to say, I was intrigued to receive this tea by way of a gift from some Taiwanese visitors.
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Review: Oolong #17 Jade Pearls First Flush, Tea Mania

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Review: Oolong #17 Jade Pearls First Flush

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The kind folks at Tea Mania noticed my love for oolong teas, and I thank them for the opportunity to try an very nice oolong tea. Overall, I found this oolong tea to be quite excellent – aromatic, full-flavored, and very satisfying. After my first sip, this tea went fast!
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Review: Assam Mangalam, Whittard of Chelsea

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Review: Assam Mangalam

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Thanks to the kind folks at Whittard, I was able to get a chance to try this delightful single-estate tea. The tea steeps into a full-bodied, satisfying cup.

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Review: Milky Oolong, Whittard of Chelsea

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Review: Milky Oolong

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I was excited to sit down and try Whittard’s Milky Oolong based on a combination of two factors. First, rave review for Whittard’s Afternoon Earl Grey, and my long-standing passion for wonderful oolong teas.
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Review: Les Plaisirs Purs Le Citron, Les Palais Des Thes

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Review: Les Plaisirs Purs Le Citron

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I love trying new teas, and am delighted to get a chance to sample the latest launch from Les Palais des Thes. They recently announced their Plaisirs Purs range, a collection of four blends which present a simple yet very appealing idea – classic teas paired with the natural extracts of fruits and flowers in four flavors: “le citron” (lemon), “la poire” (pear), “la fleur d’oranger” (orange blossom) and “la menthe glaciale” (frosty mint). I haven’t had a chance to try all four flavors, but here’s an initial impression.
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Guest Review: Peach Oolong, Art of Tea

Editor’s Note: I’m pleased to welcome Jen from There’s No Time Like Tea Time for a guest review on LeafJoy today.

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Review: Organic Gyokuro, Aiya

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Review: Organic Gyokuro

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After an excellent experience with Aiya’s Premium Gyokuro several months ago, I was unsurprised to find their organic gyokuro is similarly good, with a delicious, lasting sweetness.
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Review: Afternoon Earl Grey, Whittard of Chelsea

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Review: Afternoon Earl Grey

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It’s been several months since I’ve reviewed a black tea (the last tea I reviewed in this category was Blue of London), and I’m very fortunate to be revisiting this type of tea with a wonderful Earl Grey blend sent over thanks to the folks at Whittard today. This earl grey is a wonderfully flavorful and refreshing cup, a perfect way to spend a leisurely afternoon.

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