Monthly Archives: October 2012

Assam (organic and fair trade)

Today’s tea is another Assam, and this one is organic, fair trade, and from Arbor Teas, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I discovered Arbor Teas online a few years ago by chance, and have been very happy with the teas … Continue reading

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Singampatti Oothu Estate

Today’s tea is Singampatti Oothu Estate, and it is an India black tea from Arbor Teas. All of Arbor teas are organic. This particular one is fair trade as well. I’m finished with the China black teas in my cupboard, … Continue reading

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Red Lantern (organic)

Today’s tea is Red Lantern (organic), and I am guessing that it is a China black tea (but there’s no indication on the tin) from L’Amyx Tea here in Oakland, which sadly, has recently closed. The leaves are twisted and … Continue reading

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Lapsang Souchong

Today’s tea is Lapsang Souchong, and it is a China black tea from Peet’s Coffee & Tea. Smooth and clean with a powerful smoky scent. The original development of the tea was actually a mistake. In the mid 1600s a … Continue reading

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Lion Mountain Keemun

Today’s tea is Lion Mountain Keemun, and it is a China black tea from Peet’s Coffee & Tea. Finest quality Keemun tea, with notes of smoky pine and incense. The first thing I notice when I open the tin is … Continue reading

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Yunnan Gold Leaf

Today’s tea is Yunnan Gold Leaf, and it is a rare China black tea from Peet’s Coffee & Tea. It simply says, “Finely plucked, small lot black tea” on the tin, so there are no tasting notes for me to … Continue reading

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Yunnan Fancy

Today’s tea is Yunnan Fancy and it is a China black tea from Peet’s Coffee & Tea. Rich, bright, and spicy taste with a floral and faintly toasty aroma. So says the outside of the tin. I will try to … Continue reading

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