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4 Teapots

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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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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Kabuse Houjicha Review – The Tea Haus

1 tsp per cup, steep 60 sec for 1st infusion, 15 sec for 2nd, and 30 sec for 3rd, at 75-80 degrees Company Product Description: Kabuse Houjicha is a roasted Kabuse-cha from the first harvest. This tea’s strong toasted flavor reminds one of the good smell of toast. Perfect to be served with a salty … Continue reading »

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Matcha Matsu Review – David’s Tea

½ tsp per cup, whisk at 72 degrees This is my first time trying matcha, and I’m pretty excited about it. I’ve heard such good things. Matcha is where they take green tea leaves that have been shaded during the later stages of their growth (resulting in a higher chlorophyl and nutritional content, and stronger … Continue reading »

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Golden Pu’erh Review – Gaddzilla Teas

First, a bit about what pu’erh tea is. Pu’erh (pronounced poo-air) starts out as green tea, and is then fermented and fully oxidized, becoming black tea. Not black tea as you or I may know black tea if you live in the West. In China, an orange pekoe tea would be called a red tea … Continue reading »

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