Tea Art, Tea Extras, Uncategorized

FF 2018 Darjeeling Blend Series

Another short series again. I'm working towards posting more reviews each month and ready to start another one so I had to wrap this up. I also did some experimenting with some new techniques which took up more time than I had planned. I really like what I ended up with and hope you do… Continue reading FF 2018 Darjeeling Blend Series

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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

Tea Culture, Tea Extras, Tips & Tricks

The Art of Tea – Getting started with flash-infusion brewing.

For those following my blog you know I take pictures of the tea I review and turn them into art - this post isn't about "tea art" though. What I'd like to talk about today is the "ART OF TEA." If you Google "art" they return a definition at the top of the page that… Continue reading The Art of Tea – Getting started with flash-infusion brewing.

Tea Extras, Tips & Tricks

Researching The Best Tea Vendors

There's nothing more exciting for the tea lover than receiving that big haul of tea ordered from a new tea vendor. And nothing worse than not getting what you expected and hating it. Though not starving, as a writer, blogger, and artist my tea budget is finite. Like most people, the funds I have for… Continue reading Researching The Best Tea Vendors

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Imperial Pure Gold Bi Luo Chan Series

Sourcing tea for this blog is a bit of a challenge. Of everything I have to do, picking which teas to purchase and review takes up more thought than anything else. Once I identify a tea I want to review I have to look at the cost, see if anyone else has already reviewed it,… Continue reading Imperial Pure Gold Bi Luo Chan Series

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Hubei Province Keemun Ji Hong Series (Upton Tea Imports)

Happy New Year! I'm so excited about 2019. I have lots of goals and plans to keep up with this year, one of which is to stay connected to and evolving my art. This blog will help with that. I've also a new story Dark Matters that I'm going to complete the first draft on… Continue reading Hubei Province Keemun Ji Hong Series (Upton Tea Imports)

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)

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Fengqing Dragon Pearl Series

Well, I made it through Christmas with only one major burn to my little finger - it hurts like hell, but I'm not letting it stop me.ย ย It was all worth it as I had a wonderful day with my family, ate like a pig, and had probably one too many glasses of wine as well.… Continue reading Fengqing Dragon Pearl Series

! 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)

Tea Art, Tea Extras, Uncategorized

Black Cran-Orange Cinnalicious Series

The big day is almost here and baking has begun around my house. The smells of spices, roasting nuts and lots of hot tea have been heaven. I've really enjoyed producing these Holiday Blend series and a little sad to say this will be the last one for the year. I began editing one of… Continue reading Black Cran-Orange Cinnalicious Series