Review — Pearl River Green Tea by the English Tea Store

Name: Pearl River Green Tea Brand: English Tea Store Type: Green tea, Chinese, Organic Form: Loose leaf Review: Chinese green tea lovers who are looking for a reasonably priced organic option should consider the English Tea Store's Pearl River Green Tea. Its olive green, slightly twisty leaves  infuse to a green-gold, light/medium-bodied liquor with a …

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Review — St. Paul’s London Breakfast Tea by The English Tea Store

Name: St. Paul's London Breakfast Tea Brand: English Tea Store Type: Black tea, blend Form: Teabags (stringless) Review: The English Tea store describes this tea as containing "hints of Earl Grey": After inspecting the dry leaf of St. Paul's London Breakfast Tea, I noted that it was a blend of some time of machine-processed (CTC) …

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Review — Ti Kuan Yin Slimming Oolong

Name: Ti Kuan Yin Slimming Oolong Brand: English Tea Store Type: Oolong Form: Loose leaf Review: Mmm. . .Ti Kuan Yin, my favorite tea! Also known as "Iron Goddess of Mercy", this Chinese oolong is a staple in the collections of many a tea lover. One of the things that I love most about this …

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Reviewing Your Tea Experiences

As you move through the awesome maze of teas, trying this one and that, take a moment to stop, look back, and see from whence you've come. Your journey may have started out in total innocence with one of the lesser bagged teas and a mug to dunk it in as a method of steeping. …

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Lychee Congou China Black Tea from The English Tea Store

Name: Lychee Congou China Black Brand: English Tea Store Type: Black tea, flavored Form: Loose leaf Review: Lychee is a delicious fruit with a marvelous scent. In Lychee Congou China Black Tea, black tea from China is blended with lychee flavoring to create a very sweet, fragrant cup of tea. The tea's dry leaf is …

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Tea Reviewers Revisited

There are tea review sites and then there are tea review sites. For a listing of some of the more noteworthy ones, take a look at this previous article, here at The English Tea Store Blog. I also took a more in-depth look at a couple of the largest tea review sites out there. They …

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Teaviews: Tea Reviews for the Masses

The United States is not a particularly tea-centric culture. There’s a tidbit that should come as no news flash to anyone. But even if we take this into consideration, it’s important to remember that we Americans have access to a staggering variety of tea. It may be the junky stuff in tea bags that we …

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Review — Pumpkin Spice Black Tea

The Subject: Pumpkin Spice Black Tea from The English Tea Store. Water temperature: 212° F Steeping time:5 minutes Tea type: Black Scents, flavorings added: Rooibos, cinnamon, pumpkin flavor Aroma, dry tea leaves: Cinnamon, vanilla, apple-ish Aroma in the cup, plain: Cinnamony Taste in the cup, plain: Not bitter, cinnamony, roasty, apple-ish, vanilla-ish Aroma in the …

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A Word About Tea Review Sites, Pt. II

As shown in Part I, all that steeps isn’t tea, and all that’s tea isn’t tasty. Tea review sites help you sort the chaff from the wheat. And, thanks to the Internet, you can find plenty of ’em. Part I covered text-style reviews, with and without photos. Now, we can sit back with our popcorn …

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A Word About Tea Review Sites, Pt. I

All that steeps isn’t tea, and all that’s tea isn’t tasty. Sad but true. The dilemma is, as the saying goes, sorting the chaff from the wheat. Tea review sites to the rescue! Thanks to the Internet, everyone who has ever dunked a teabag in some hot water or plopped a few loose tea leaves …

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