Darjeeling teas are often referred to as the champagne of teas, with good reason. Darjeelings typically express the depth and nuance tea connoisseurs look for from the best of any tea, be they black, green, white or herbal. The Makaibari region within Darjeeling region also tends to produce some of the best Darjeelings season after season. Let's check this one out from Hampstead Tea of London.
I haven't reviewed one of Frank's teas in a long time. It's time I got to it! This time I've got one for you you should still be able to buy! Sadly my review process makes it difficult to get my posts out before Frank sells out of his latest batch of product. But this tea proved so popular that Frank made it a member of the 52teas Permanent Collection!
When I went to Disney World the last thing I was thinking of was tea. But lo-and-behold, there it was! Staring me in the face at the Epcot gift store I was in! Of the two teas I saw that were loose leaf, I bought both! My first review is of this Topsy Turvy Tea Blend.
Fig. Figgy pudding. Fig. I do love figs. They're underutilized here in The States I think. This Organic Cinnamon Fig Black Tea from Art of Tea is worth a look-see if you happen to have a taste for the figgy goodness.
Shortly after the 2011 World Tea Expo I made a suggestion to Art of Tea via Twitter to make a tea with Kiwi in it. I felt this fruit was undervalued by the tea blenders of the world, but also a difficult pairing. A couple weeks later, I got my wish!