Gong-Go Sessions: Hot Brandy (white2tea)

I’m ditching “tea reviews” for Gong-Go Sessions. A fellow blogger asked me the other day how Hot Brandy tasted? My answer: “Haven’t given that much thought yet. Just enjoying where it takes me.” Right then I knew I’d probably written my last review. The best tea sessions by their very nature are a journey. Whether Continue reading Gong-Go Sessions: Hot Brandy (white2tea)

Lumbini Estat OP (Upton Tea Imports)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย Can’t get much better than this. Straight-up its tingly sweet cinnamon maple or you can hit it with cream/sugar for malty and cocoa goodness. Either way the perfect everyday tea. Vendor: Upton Tea Imports Tea:ย Lumbini Estate OP1 Type: Black Origin: Sri Lankaย  Tasting: Grandpa Styleย ย 5 grams / 212ยฐ/ 16 oz / 4 Continue reading Lumbini Estat OP (Upton Tea Imports)

Black Gold Bi Luo Chun (Yunnan Sourcing)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results: A mouthwatering addictive flood of honey, malt, maple & molasses burst from these amazingly beautiful black-gold twisted spirals. Red tea lovers will fall head over heels for this tea treasure from Yunnan. ย Excellent both hot or iced, you’ll always want to keep some around. Vendor: Yunnan Sourcingย (use this link for $5 Continue reading Black Gold Bi Luo Chun (Yunnan Sourcing)

Idulgashinna Estate Op Organic (Upton Tea Imports)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย A lightly oxidized black tea that stands best on its own. Vague citrus notes made for an okay cup. Due to the low oxidation best-enjoyed grandpa style with a nice long steep, but in the end, lacked the depth of flavor expected of a black tea. Vendor: Upton Tea Imports Tea: Idulgashinna Continue reading Idulgashinna Estate Op Organic (Upton Tea Imports)

“Zi Cha” Purple Black Tea(Yunnan Sourcing)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย A unique tea with all the flavors of a Yunnan red tea and something special added to the mix. Notes of dark chocolate had me drinking the hell out of it. If you’ve not tried a “purple” tea yet, this is the one to get! Vendor: Yunnan Sourcingย (use this link for $5.00 Continue reading “Zi Cha” Purple Black Tea(Yunnan Sourcing)

Cacao Kisses Naturally Flavored Colombian Black Tea (Upton Tea Imports)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย A delectable treat! The balance between the chocolate notes of the cacao along with maple, brown sugar, & molasses of the tea made it something special I’m going to want to keep around. Worthy of everyone’s tea collection. Vendor: Upton Tea Imports Tea: Cacao Kisses Naturally Flavored Columbian Black Tea Type:ย BLACK (FLAVORED) Continue reading Cacao Kisses Naturally Flavored Colombian Black Tea (Upton Tea Imports)

Season’s Pick Halmari Estate BP Assam (Upton Tea Imports)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย A strange artificial note had me wondering if this sample had been contaminated by some other flavored tea. If looking for a good Assam, you can pass this one up. Vendor: Upton Tea Imports Tea:ย Season’s Pick Halmari Estate BP Assam Type: BLACK Origin: Halmari Estate, Assam, India Tasting:ย 2 rounded tsp / 12oz Continue reading Season’s Pick Halmari Estate BP Assam (Upton Tea Imports)

First Flush 2018 Darjeeling Blend

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results: Brisk and floral, a Darjeeling blend well suited for afternoon tea. Reasonably priced, this is a smart place to start if you’re looking for your first black Darjeeling or just need to restock.ย  Vendor: Upton Tea Imports Tea:ย First Flush 2018 Darjeeling Blend Type:ย Black Origin: Blend unknown Tasting:ย 10 grams / 212ยฐ/ 10 Continue reading First Flush 2018 Darjeeling Blend

Imperial Pure Gold Bi Luo Chun (Yunnan Sourcing)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย A chocolate and maple lovers dream come true. Absolutely one of the best teas I’ve ever tasted & now a recommended Gong-Go Essential everyone should have in their tea collection. Vendor: Yunnan Sourcingย ($5.00 off any order by using my link here) Tea:ย Imperial Pure Gold Bi Luo Chung Type: Black Tea Origin: Feng Continue reading Imperial Pure Gold Bi Luo Chun (Yunnan Sourcing)

Hubei Province Keemun Ji Hong (Upton Tea Imports)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย Zingy lemon citrus notes greet you like like a ray of sunshine for the first two infusions then mellowing to chocolate and honey for the next four. Brisk and comforting, nothing warms away the winter cold better. Vendor: Upton Tea Importers Tea:ย Hubei Province Keemun Ji Hong Type: Black Origin: Hubei Province, China Continue reading Hubei Province Keemun Ji Hong (Upton Tea Imports)