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Author Archives: MyCuriositea

FBOP Extra Special – Tekola Tea

  Brewed 1 tsp per cup for 6 minutes at 98 degrees celcius Company Product Description: Widely accepted as a prestigious tea, FBOP Extra Special is a wiry well twisted long leaf tea. Its high percentage of “long tips” makes it much sought-after in the world of quality teas. It is usually served straight and … Continue reading »

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Setoya Momiji Organic Black Tea – NaturaliTea

Recommended brewing guidelines can be found here I received this as a sample in my last order from yunomi.us, which is a company that exclusively sells Japanese tea and accessories . I love getting tea from them. I learn so much about the different types of Japanese teas just from browsing their site, and I … Continue reading »

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Organic Superfine Moderately Roasted Tie Guan Yin Oolong – Teavivre

Recommend Brewing Guide: Gaiwan 3oz Tea: 1bag 8 steeps: rinse,30s,45s,55s,70s,100s,120s,160s,180s 100ºC/212ºF Teapot 8oz 1-2bags 3 – 10 mins 100ºC/212ºF Steeped for 2 minutes at 92 degrees in David’s Tea Glass Perfect Mug after 5 second rinse The smell of this tea dry is fantastically rich and vegetal. It reminds me of spinach dip and pumpernickel … Continue reading »

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Tea 101

I decided to sign up for a class on tea at our local college here in Hamilton. It is offered in cooperation with the Tea Association of Canada, who also provide online courses for those who aren’t lucky enough to have a college in their area offer the program. The courses go from Tea 101 … Continue reading »

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Da Yu Ling Oolong Tea Review – Teavivre

Recommend Brewing Guide: Western Method Chinese Gongfu Way Water : 17oz / 500ml 212℉ / 100℃ Water : 3oz / 85ml 194℉ / 90℃ Use 1 Tablespoon / 8 Grams Tea Use 7 Grams Tea 2-4 steeps : 1 – 5 mins 8 steeps : rinse,30s,50s,70s,90s,120s 120s,150s,180s Teapot may be your choice Gaiwan or yixing … Continue reading »

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