5 Teas and Herbals with a “Personal” Quality

Some teas seem to have a real “personal” quality, suited to a more personal tea time. They are generally teas best steeped in smaller quantities and enjoyed a sip at a time. A number of options are out there awaiting your selection for when you need that bit of time to yourself and your tea …

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White Tea?

If you’ve been around tea drinkers awhile, that is, the hard-core kind who try various new blends (no, not that flavored stuff, but blends of various tea types) and the latest tea trends, or if you’ve been a devoted reader of this and other tea blogs, you’ve heard of white tea. But do you know …

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Review ― British Earl Grey White Tea from The English Tea Store

Tea Name: British Earl Grey Flavored White Tea Tea Type: Pai Mu Tan (also called Bai Mu Dan and White Peony) with oil of bergamot The dry tea emits a fairly strong Earl Grey fragrance (that comes from the oil of bergamot), and hubby and I were immediately a bit apprehensive. What were we getting …

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Review — Tangiers Lemon Flavored White Tea

Name: Tangiers Lemon Flavored White Tea Brand: English Tea Store Type: White Tea, flavored Form: Loose leaf Review: I’ve long said that white peony tea and lemon are a natural pairing: While I love the fruitiness of unflavored white peony, a little kick of lemon is sometimes a welcome addition, adding a bit of tang …

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Reading Tea Leaves — White Teas

Third in our round of that practical approach to reading tea leaves. Before steeping, these leaves tell of the process they endured once plucked from the tea bush (Camellia Sinensis). After steeping, they reveal their true nature more fully. White teas are very special, with the best ones being very limited in amount, since they …

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Review — British Earl Grey Flavored White Tea by The English Tea Store

Name: British Earl Grey Flavored White Tea Brand: English Tea Store Type: White tea, flavored Form: Loose leaf Review: For those who enjoy the flavor of bergamot but crave a lighter, cleaner tea during the summer should enjoy this offering from the English Tea Store. This is a "white" Earl Grey, blended from Pai Mu …

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Green and White Teas for Spring

As I move into spring, I find myself eschewing the rich black teas that I drank all winter and pulling out the green and white teas that have patiently sat in the back of my tea shelf for so long. Spring brings warmth, sun and green leaves and plants, making me want to drink something …

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Comparing Pai Mu Tans

Trends in tea abound, and white tea is one of them. One particularly trendy white tea is a style called Pai Mu Tan (also called “Baimudan White Tea,” “Pai Mu Dan,” “Bai Mu Dan,” and oddly “White Peony”). It seems that just about every tea vendor has a version available. So how do you choose …

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Some Thoughts on Silver Needle Tea

Silver needle tea, or Bai Hao Yinzhen tea, is a top quality tea produced in the Fujian Province of China. It is among the most expensive and highly regarded of the white teas, which are already a pretty exclusive bunch. Its high quality comes from the fact that it is made from only the top …

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Review — Golden Moon White Tea

Name: White Tea Brand: Golden Moon Type: White tea Form: Loose leaf Review: One simple tea, one simple review. White tea can be a controversial subject. Some people love it, some find it uninteresting. Traditional white tea, also known as silver needle, is made entirely from the fuzzy buds of the tea plant. While it …

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