TEA REVIEW: Canton Tea Co – Green Dragon

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Website: Canton Tea Co
Twitter: @cantontea
Facebook: Canton Tea Co
Company location: Bristol, UK

About 95% of the time I am not interested in reviewing flavoured teas, but this blend perked my interest because I enjoy these flavours (especially in Thai cuisine). Additionally, since this tea was blended by Phil Mumby, the Rare Tea Hunter, I knew it was worth trying.

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TEA REVIEWS: 2015 spring teas at Teasenz

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Website: Teasenz
Twitter: @Teasenz
Facebook: Teasenz
Company location: Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China

2015 teas are rolling in, and Teasenz is stocking an interesting selection. Today I will review one black tea, one green and two herbal infusions harvested this spring.

Teasenz is a Chinese-based company that carries a wide-range of teas and teaware. They ship internationally.

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TEA REVIEWS: New teas at Grey’s Teas

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Website: Grey’s Teas
Twitter: @greysteas
Facebook: Grey’s Teas
Company location: Warwick, UK

Started in 2000 by Richard Grey, a descendant of Earl Grey, Grey’s Teas carries over one hundred teas. Today, I’m reviewing five of their newest teas – three green teas, one yellow and one oolong.

Grey’s Teas is also a supporter of  Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and donates 50 pence per order to the charity.

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TEA REVIEWS: Tea People has new packaging and a new English Breakfast blend

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Website: Tea People
Twitter: @TeaPeopleLtd
Facebook: Tea People
Company location: Reading, UK

Neeraj and Vishaka Agarwal set up the Tea People as a social enterprise that sends at least 50% of its to two schools in the Darjeeling region. You can read more about their commitment to the region here.

Recently the Tea People redesigned their packaging (see photo above) and created a new English Breakfast blend. It includes some Darjeeling tea, which seems appropriate!

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TEA REVIEWS: Nepali Tea Traders

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Website: Nepali Tea Traders
Twitter: @NepaliTea
Facebook: Nepali Tea Traders
Company location: Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA

Nepali Tea Traders is a Colorado-based company that specialises in Nepalese teas. Nepali Tea Traders is passionate about promoting Nepalese tea and helping tea farmers in Nepal. Due to the devastating impact of the earthquakes that recently hit Nepal, Nepali Tea Traders is currently donating 20% of their profits to the country. So, drink some excellent tea and support a good cause.

Today, I’m reviewing three, very different black teas sold by Nepali Tea Traders. I am also reviewing an oolong tea that caught my attention because it is roasted. This is my first roasted oolong from Nepal.

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TEA REVIEW: The Jade Leaf – Red Jade #18 (winter 2014)

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Tea and origin: Black tea from Nantou, Taiwan
Twitter: @thejadeleaf
Facebook: The Jade Leaf
Link to Red Jade

Emilio del Pozo is a Taiwan-based artist how makes who makes some stunning teaware. You can see his work and purchase pieces here.

Emilio also has a deep passion for Taiwanese teas, and he has recently decided to start an online teashop and sell his favourite teas. Today, I’m trying his Red Jade, a Taiwanese black tea that makes a powerful first impression with its beautiful full leaves and strong aroma.

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TEA REVIEW: Green Tea Guru – 2004 ‘CNNP 7542′ Hong Kong Dry Stored Raw Puerh Cake

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Tea and origin: Raw puerh tea from Yunnan province, China
Twitter: @GreenteaguruTea
Facebook: Green Tea Guru
YouTube: Green Tea Guru
Link to CNNP 7542

This puerh is another tea sourced by the Green Tea Guru on his recent trip to Hong Kong. It is priced extremely well for a cake aged 10+ years, so let’s get to tasting.

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