TEA REVIEWS: Jollybrew – The Guv’nor & Delicate Darjeeling

IMG_0437Website: Jollybrew
Twitter: @jollybrew
Facebook: Jollybrew
Instagram: jolly_brew
Blog: Jollybrew Blog
Company location: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK

Jollybrew is a UK-based online tea shop. It sells a large range of loose leaf teas, herbal and fruit infusions, tea bags and tea accessories. You can read more about Jollybrew and its team and products on the company blog.

Today I have the pleasure of reviewing two teas sold at Jollybrew. The first is a green gunpowder from Taiwan, followed by a 2nd flush Darjeeling.

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TEAWARE REVIEW: ingenuiTEA available at Tea Studio

Tea Studio Website: Tea Studio
Twitter: @teastudio
Facebook: Tea Studio
Instagram: tea_studio_london
Blog: Tea Studio Blog
Company location: London, UK

I’m pretty traditional when it comes to teaware, but I’ve seen this style of teapot around for years and was intrigued to try one. Tea Studio sells two sizes of this tea pot called ingenuiTEA, and they are designed not only to make tea infusion fuss-free, but to produce a good tasting cup of tea. Read on to see if I think ingenuiTEA is simple to use and makes great tea.  Continue reading

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TEA REVIEWS: Three new Chinese black teas at What-Cha


Website: What-Cha
Twitter: @What_Cha_Tea
Facebook: What-Cha
Instagram: what_cha_tea
Company location: London, UK

Always on the hunt for new and interesting teas, What-Cha has recently acquired three new black Chinese teas. One is a pearl, another is a loose leaf and the final one is a cake.

Read on for more information about these teas.

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TEA REVIEW: TeaFromVietnam – Red Lily Black Tea

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Website: TeaFomVietnam
Twitter: @TeaFromVietnam
Facebook: Tea From Vietnam
Instagram: teafromvietnam
Blog: TeaFromVietnam
Company location: Thai Nguyen, Vietnam

Red Lily is the black tea version of Golden Lily, one of four oolongs that started being developed in Taiwan in the 1950s. Golden Lily proved so popular as an oolong that green and black tea were later produced.

Read on to find out more about TeaFromVietnam’s Red Lily.

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TEA REVIEWS: ChaTale’s West Lake Long Jing & Bamboo Tea

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Website: ChaTale
Twitter: @chatale_uk
Facebook: ChaTale
Instagram: chatale_uk
Blog: ChaTale Blog
Company location: London, UK

ChaTale is tea club/subscription service that delivers two teas to you each month. There are four subscriptions to choose from: Yummy Breakfast, Detox, Caffeine Cleanse and Caffeine Free. Typically a subscription costs £6.49 per month (shipping included), and you receive enough tea for 20 to 40 cups, but for one week only, ChaTale is offering new customers an opportunity to try 30 cups of loose leaf tea for £1. Use code ‘DREW20’ when checking out to take advantage of this offer.

Today I’m reviewing two teas available in ChaTale’s subscription service. Read on to find out more about its West Lake Long Jing and Bamboo Tea.

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TEA REVIEWS: Three green teas available at TeaFromVietnam

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Website: TeaFromVietnam
Twitter: @TeaFromVietnam
Facebook: Tea From Vietnam
Instagram: teafromvietnam
Blog: TeaFromVietnam
Company location: Thai Nguyen, Vietnam

TeaFromVietnam is a family-owned business in Thai Nguyen. The Vu family started growing tea in Thai Nguyen after World War I, and it is one of the first families to start tea production in the area. Selling tea on a world-wide scale started after the the eldest sibling in the Vu family wanted to gain more recognition for Vietnamese tea. He was an avid tea drinker and believed that Vietnamese tea – with proper cultivation and production – could rival teas from other well-known tea-growing areas around the world.

TeaFromVietnam sells a selection of green, black and oolong teas. It ships world-wide and offers free shipping on orders over $30USD. Today I am reviewing three green teas, and in the coming weeks I will review some oolongs and a black tea it sells.

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TEA REVIEWS: Five teas available at Wan Ling Tea House

Wan Ling Tea House

Website: Wan Ling Tea House
Twitter: @wanlingtea
Facebook: Wan Ling Tea House
Blog: Tea Articles
Company location: Blandford St. Mary, Dorset, UK / Shanghai, China / Woolongong, Australia

Last month it was my pleasure to be in contact with James at Wan Ling Tea House about reviewing some teas. Wan Ling Tea House is a global tea company that has tea houses in China and Australia, as well as trades online in the UK. One of Wan Ling’s company objectives is bring tea drinkers together from all over the world by sell top-quality loose leaf and by providing information about tea and tea cultures. Wan Ling Tea House has online tea articles and runs tea events and tea classes to get the word out.

Wan Ling’s online shop has an extensive collection of tea pots, cups, trays, sets, accessories and loose leaf teas. Whilst all Wan Ling’s teas are impressive, you should not miss out on trying some of its Tie Guan Yin oolong teas, which are specially selected and bought from tea farmers in  AnXi county, Fujian province, China. Today I am reviewing four of Wan Lin’s Tie Guan Yin oolong teas and one Yunnan black tea.

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