Black Tea, Tea Tastings

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

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! Gong-Go Essential Teas, Black Tea, Tea Tastings

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)

Black Tea, Tea Tastings

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)

! Gong-Go Essential Teas, Black Tea, Tea Tastings

Tea Gong-Go Tasing Review – Fengqing Dragon Pearl Black Tea (Teavivre)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย A versatile rich tea fit both for that afternoon pick-me-up & a relaxing cup after a hard day. Full of caramel & chocolate notes, the beautiful pearl shapes are a smart choice when introducing loose tea to first-time drinkers. Vendor: Teavivre Tea:ย Fengqing Dragon Pearl Black Tea Type: Black Origin: Lida Ecologic Tea… Continue reading Tea Gong-Go Tasing Review – Fengqing Dragon Pearl Black Tea (Teavivre)

Black Tea, Recipes & Blends, Tea Extras

Black Cran-Orange Cinnalicious Tea Blend Recipe

Well, this is it for this Holiday Season's Tea Blend. Going forward I'll do them periodically for the season or holidays but have no specific schedule planned. Now that Tea Gong-Go is up and running I need to get back to editing a finished manuscript and the completion of one I started right before this… Continue reading Black Cran-Orange Cinnalicious Tea Blend Recipe

Black Tea, Tea Tastings

Gong-Go Tea Review: Sinharaja – Golden Moon Tea

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย A delightful honey-sweet anytime tea worthy of your collection. Beautifully balanced to stand on its own without the need for milk or sugar to cut any bitterness. If you've never had a Ceylon (Sri Lanka) tea this is a great place to start. Vendor: Golden Moon Tea Tea:ย Sinharaja Type: Black Origin: Ceylon… Continue reading Gong-Go Tea Review: Sinharaja – Golden Moon Tea

Black Tea, Recipes & Blends, Uncategorized

Apple Spiced Keemun Steamer Tea Blend

One of my favorite part of the holidays is blending up new teas. I always have bits of this and that from all the teas I buy left over at the end of the year and a budget that usually does not include purchasing new ones. I do however have lots of dried fruit and… Continue reading Apple Spiced Keemun Steamer Tea Blend

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A Gong-Go Essential Tea Review – Halmari Estate Assam CTC BOP (Upton Tea Importers)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย Perfect for the afternoon cuppa & anyone new to loose leaf tea. Recommended as one of the Gong-Go Essential Tea's everyone should have! Vendor: Upton Tea Importers Tea: Halmari Single Estate Assam CTC BOP Type: Black (cut-tear-curl) Origin: India Tasting:ย 6 grams / 212ยฐ/ 10 oz / 1 minute Average number of infusions:ย … Continue reading A Gong-Go Essential Tea Review – Halmari Estate Assam CTC BOP (Upton Tea Importers)