Don’t Ask for Milk, That’s no England! Insights into Turkish Tea

Don’t Ask for Milk, That’s no England! Insights into Turkish Tea

I’ve always found it quite hard explaining to foreigners how Turkey is obsessed with tea. You just have to come to Istanbul and experience Turkish tea culture with your own eyes, it’s like drinking water. Here are some insights into Turkish tea culture: There is no tea time in Turkey. You don’t have to wait for 5 o’clock. Because, you’re in luck, it’s always tea time. With the exception of Ramadan… Breakfast without tea is not a choice! It’s null…

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It’s not What it Seems: Yunnan Sourcing Purple Beauty Green Tea

It’s not What it Seems: Yunnan Sourcing Purple Beauty Green Tea

When you look at the picture above you see quite black tea leaves, right? And you’re hundred percent sure that it can’t be a green tea. Well.. you’re wrong…  It’s Yunnan Sourcing Purple Beauty Green Tea… I wasn’t planning to review this tea. I just bought it for my everyday green tea drinking and it was quite affordable. Yet it’s unexpectedly so good and unique. I couldn’t help myself posting this review. It’s grown in Lancang in the Jingmai mountainous…

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Sun Moon Lake Black Tea from Fong Mong Tea

Sun Moon Lake Black Tea from Fong Mong Tea

Taiwan is certainly known for their exquisite oolong teas. Yet if you take a deeper look at Taiwanese tea culture you’ll certainly find more amazing teas coming from this beautiful island. Sun Moon Lake Black Tea, aka Ruby #18, might easily top the list of best Taiwanese black teas. It’s a hybrid cultivar of Burma and Taiwanese cultivars. Very unique and extraordinarily delicious tea. If you haven’t tried Sun Moon Lake Black Teas yet, you should put it on your…

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Tea Review: Fong Mong Tea Mi Xiang Organic Oolong Tea and Qingxiang Lishan High Mountain Tea

Tea Review: Fong Mong Tea Mi Xiang Organic Oolong Tea and Qingxiang Lishan High Mountain Tea

This week I am going to review two oolong teas from Fong Mong Tea. First one, Mi Xiang Organic Oolong Tea, is a bug-bitten, mildly roasted traditional style oolong tea. The second one, Qingxiang High Mountain Oolong Tea, is a greener high mountain oolong coming from Lishan mountain in central Taiwan. While dry leaves of Mi Xiang are composed of tightly rolled rather dark green leaves, the leaves of Qingxiang are composed of lighter, brighter tea leaves which is quite…

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Tea Review: Farmer Leaf Matai Golden Tips

Tea Review: Farmer Leaf Matai Golden Tips

This week’s tea, Farmer Leaf Matai Golden Tips, is a Yunnan Dianhong black tea coming from Matai town in Lincang County. Personally, I’m a great fan of pure bud black teas, particularly that comes from Yunnan simply because of their unique and delicate flavor profile. Farmer Leaf, founded by William and Yubai, produce their own Puerh tea in Jingmai and source black, oolong, green and white teas from the region. Dry leaves of this week’s tea are composed of short,…

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