Monthly Archives: July 2014

POLL: How do you make and take your iced tea?

We’re in the dog days of summer and many of us are substituting glasses of refreshing iced tea for our regular cuppa. Lately I’ve noticed that the topic of iced tea is getting a lot attention on Twitter, and below … Continue reading

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TEA TOPICS: Blog views by country

When I started my tea blog in April 2013 I had no idea where my readers might come from. Being based in the UK, I figured most of my readers would be British, and I suspected a lot of readers … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Tip Top Tea – Hong Shui Oolong (2013)

Tea: A 40% oxidised oolong from Lugu village, Nantou County, Taiwan Sample provided by: Whittington’s Tea Emporium Twitter: @WTEmporium Facebook: Whittington’s Tea Emporium Link to Hong Shui on Whittington’s Tea Emporium website Dry leaf: – The dry leaf consists of … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Green Terrace Teas – Li Shan High Mountain Oolong (2014)

Tea: Lightly oxidised oolong tea from Lishan, Heping District, Taichong City, Taiwan (spring harvest 2014) Sample provided by: Green Terrace Teas Twitter: @greenterracetea Facebook: Green Terrace Teas Link to Li Shan Oolong on Green Terrace website Over the past couple … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Tip Top Tea – Simao Gao Shan (2013)

Tea: Green tea from Simao, Yunnan Province, China Sample provided by: Tip Top Tea Twitter: @tiptoptea Link to Simao Gao Shan on Tip Top Tea website Simao Gao Shan is one of Tip Top Tea’s newest additions. I am very … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Tip Top Tea – Menghai tuo-cha – RIPE pu-erh (2007)

Tea: Ripe (Shu) pu-erh tea from Menghai County, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China Sample provided by: Tip Top Tea Twitter: @tiptoptea Link to Menghai tuo-cha on Tip Top Tea website Pu-erh is an extremely complex tea that, if stored and aged properly, develops complex, … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Kedoçay – Dragon Well (2014)

Tea: Green tea from the Hangzhou region of Zhejiang province, China Sample provided by: Kedoçay Twitter: @kedocay Link to Dragon Well on Kedoçay website Dry leaf: – The dry leaf consists of large, flat leaves

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