Tea Art, Tea Extras

Zi Cha Purple Black Tea Series

Well, I'm back again with my latest series I just wrapped up this morning. I really enjoyed drinking this Zi Cha from Yunnan Sourcing. I've had a few "purple teas" that were downright awful, but this was not the case. The unique flavors of the anthocyaninย were perfectly balanced for a pleasing and unique cup. Here's… Continue reading Zi Cha Purple Black Tea Series

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Gyokuro Moonlight Sour Series

Guokuro Moonlight Sour has turned out to be one of my best blends for iced tea. I'm going to stock up ASAP on both Nio Tea's Gyokuro Cha Mesumeย and Yunnan Sourcing Wild Tree Purple Moonlight (Scott said 2019 would be available sometime in the next 30 days). Here's where my art went with this blend.… Continue reading Gyokuro Moonlight Sour Series

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Gyokuro Cha Musume Series

Sometimes you just need to slow down and take a fresh look at the world around you. I did a lot of that this week. Nio Tea's Gyokuro Cha Musume was a thoughtful tea that inspired me to stop and smell the roses or in this case the poppies. Spring comes early to the desert… Continue reading Gyokuro Cha Musume Series

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Season’s Pick Halmari Estate BP Series

If you read my last review you know it wasn't impressed with the free sample of Season's Pick Halmari Estate BP that Upton Tea Imports sent me last week. I do love free samples and Upton Tea Imports has been a valued vendor of mine for years. While they may have missed the mark with… Continue reading Season’s Pick Halmari Estate BP Series

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Premium Dragon Well Long Jing Series

I really loved this Long Jing from Teavivire and found it very meditative. Wanting to expand my skills, I attempted to bring in some additional elements to my art this time. The piece of Lu Yu I think came out well, but the two of Quan Yin I'm on the fence with ~ as they… Continue reading Premium Dragon Well Long Jing Series

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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

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2016 Big Snow Mountain Series

I can't believe we're well into February 2019 already. Time sure does fly when your busy and I've been going, go, go since the new year started. Although I wasn't that impressed with this tea (a bit to dry for my tastes) I was inspired to branch out and try a few new techniques. I… Continue reading 2016 Big Snow Mountain Series

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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

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

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2013 Shou Mei White Tea Cake Series

Crazy week. Still learning the social media ropes & spent way more time than I should have on Instagram. Also had a rough time with this review. Turns out that foreign matter in sun-dried tea is not unheard of and I ended up having to revise the review for this tea after chatting with Yunnan… Continue reading 2013 Shou Mei White Tea Cake Series