On my trip to New York City, I dropped in on one of Ten Ren Tea's famed Chinatown locations. I picked up a couple teas here for review, including this extremely aromatic Organic Lapsong Souchong.
In Las Vegas at the World Tea Expo you meet a lot of people. All of them are involved or want to be involved with the tea industry in some form or another. A good section of the exhibitors are actual tea growers and manufacturers. In 2009 I met the fine people behind this Handmade Glenworth Pekoe from Chennai a city in southern India.
I like cheesecake. It's a tasty treat from time to time. I also like apricots. They're a nice dry stone fruit. And I like black teas. What's not to like about this Apricot Cheesecake black tea blend from 52teas?
I've found some of my favorite purveyors of teas are the smaller companies. The ones who have unique packaging and play with their descriptions a bit. This Thomas Sampson Indian black tea from Andrews & Dunham Damn Fine Tea shows me why it's called the "Breeze from the Mountain."
I mentioned just yesterday how versitile chai happens to be. Sometimes though, it's nice to just go back to the basics. Chai can be enjoyed hot or cold and this Masala style Kama Sutra Chai from Tavalon Tea is no different.