REVIEW: What-Cha – Nepal First Flush 2014 Silver Oolong

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Tea and origin: Oolong tea from Greenland Organic Farm, East Nepal
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Link to Nepal First Flush Silver Oolong

Tasting notes

Dry leaf: The dry leaf consists of full, twisted leaves that are covered in white hair. It has  a strong aroma of orange blossoms

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REVIEW: Teasenz – Anxi Tie Guan Yin (2014)

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Tea and origin: Oolong tea from Anxi County, Fujian province, China
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Link to Anxi Tie Guan Yin

Typically I’m a Taiwanese oolong guy, but I enjoy lightly oxidised oolongs so much that I’m always up for trying oolongs from different region. Tie Guan Yin – also labelled as Iron Buddha, amongst other names – is one of the best-known Chinese oolongs. Today I’ll be tasting a spring 2014 Anxi Tie Guan Yin available at Teasenz. First impressions are very positive, as the aroma of the dry leaf is jumping and the leaves are beautiful. Read on for the full review.

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REVIEW: What-Cha – Nepal Second Flush 2014 Golden Tips Black Tea

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Tea and origin: Black tea from Greenland Organic Farm, East Nepal
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Link to Nepal Second Flush Golden Tips

Nepalese teas keep surprising me. This Nepalese tea available at What-Cha may be the most impressive tea I’ve tasted from Nepal yet. Read on to find out why.

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REVIEW: Teasenz – Chocolate Pu Erh Tea Bar (2008)

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Tea and origin: Puerh tea from the Wayao Village in Yunnan province, China
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Link to Chocolate Pu Erh Tea Bar

Before you run away because you don’t like flavoured tea, this tea isn’t a chocolate-flavoured puerh – it is just pressed into a cake that looks like a chocolate bar. Phew, hopefully I kept you, and you read on to see what I think about this 2008 ripe puerh.

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REVIEW: Teasenz – Lapsang Souchong

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Tea and origin: Black tea (smoked with pine wood) from the Wuyi region of Fujian province, China
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Link to Lapsang Souchong

Recently I was contacted by Teasenz – an online tea company based in China – about reviewing some of their teas. Always keen to try new companies, regardless of where they are based, I snapped at the opportunity. Teasenz sent me a box of samples that arrived in week, which is quicker service than some UK shops! Today I’m reviewing a Lapsang Souchong, a tea that I have a love-hate relationship with because overly smoked or artificially-tasting smoke is a major turn off. Read on to see what I think of this tea.

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REVIEW: What-Cha – Azores ‘Encosta de Bruma’ Premium Green Tea

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Tea and origin: Green tea from the Gorreana Tea Estate, Sao Miguel Island, The Azores
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Link to Azores ‘Encosta de Bruma’ Premium Green Tea

In September I reviewed a black Azores tea from the Gorreana Tea Estate, Europe’s oldest tea estate. It was my first Azores tea, and I was quiet impressed. Today I’m reviewing a green tea from the same estate.

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REVIEW: Harney & Sons – Supreme Breakfast Tea

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Tea and origin: A blend of black teas from Assam and Anhui Province, China (Hao Ya B)
Purchased at: Harney & Sons (Soho shop in New York City)
Twitter: @HarneyTea
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Link to Supreme Breakfast

Tasting notes

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