Green Tea, Tea Tastings

Premium Dragon Well Long Jing (Teavivre)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย A velvety green tea with the rich notes of butter beans. I drank two samples in one day and wished I had more. An excellent choice for both the experienced & new green tea enthusiast. Vendor: Teavivre Tea:ย Premium Dragon Well Long Jing Type: Green Origin: Xihu District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China… Continue reading Premium Dragon Well Long Jing (Teavivre)

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Tea Art, Tea Extras

Liu An Gua Pian Series

Spent a few days in San Diego last week visiting an old friend from England I've not seen in 28 years. It's amazing how time flies but you can just pick up where you left off. This green tea from Teavivre was an amazing experience. The notes of bok choy turned me into a fan… Continue reading Liu An Gua Pian Series

Green Tea, Tea Tastings

Liu An Gua Pian (Teavivre)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย A surprising note of bok choy had me drinking back to back cups. Nothing bitter or biting about this green tea, I'll be adding it to my keep in stock list. Vendor: Teavivire Tea:ย Liu An Gua Pian Type: Green Origin: Qiyun Mountain, Liu'an City, Anhui province, China Tasting:ย 3.4 / tempยฐ/ 150ml /… Continue reading Liu An Gua Pian (Teavivre)

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

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 Art, Tea Extras

Yunnan Purple Beauty Series

The Yunnan Purple Beauty tea turned out to be rather unusual. While not a winner for me I'm glad I tried it and was impressed by the pink grapefruit color. It's been a busy week for me so this series was rather short. I hope you see something you like. All works in this series… Continue reading Yunnan Purple Beauty Series

Green Tea, Tea Tastings

Yunnan “Purple Beauty” Green Tea (Yunnan Sourcing)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results: Distinct flavor and beautiful pink liquor are worth trying. Don't forget to add a squeeze of lemon and watch the color brighten up. Vendor: Yunnan Sourcing Tea:ย Yunnan "Purple Beauty" Green Tea (use either of my links above for $5.00 of your first order) Type: Green (Zi Juan purple varietal) Origin:ย Spring 2018,… Continue reading Yunnan “Purple Beauty” Green Tea (Yunnan Sourcing)

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.

Gear (teaware) Reviews, Infusers

Gourmia GTP9815 – Product Review

Gong-Go Rating:๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸResults: Inventive design & perfect for smaller infusions. Extra safety features prevent breaking make it a great choice for the office.ย Vendor: GourmiaProduct Name: GTP9815 (get yours via my Amazon Affiliate link here)Purchase Date: November 2018Review:I was really excited to get my Gourmia GTP9815. Up until now, I've only used those bottom dispensing infusers that… Continue reading Gourmia GTP9815 – Product Review

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