Profiles in Tea: Kevin Gascoyne of “Camellia Sinensis”

Quite possibly the most knowledgeable Darjeeling expert outside of the Himalayas, Kevin is the black tea specialist for Québec-based Camellia Sinensis. Along with popular tea rooms in Montréal and Québec City, Kevin and his partners operate niche retail and wholesale businesses recognized for their high quality teas. I met Kevin about ten years ago when …

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Review ― Formosa Oolong from The English Tea Store

Tea Name: Formosa Oolong Estate Tea Tea Type: Oolong from Taiwan The British found out centuries ago that tea drinking was essential and drinking good tea was even more essential. How do you have civilization without a good “cuppa”? You can certainly feel civilized after a cup of this tasty oolong. Oolongs are semi-oxidized, that …

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Automatic Tea Makers — The Best of the Rest

Nowadays, there are a number of tea-making gadgets on the market whose makers have sought to automate the process to as great a degree as possible. While they can be quite useful, they also tend to be pricey, and tea purists often look down their noses at them. But the notion of an automatic teamaker …

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