Watermelon Kiwi Black Tea (Art of Tea)

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!

2011 World Tea Expo (Day 2)

This year’s World Tea Expo is my 3rd trip to this event. I’ve appreciated the opportunities to learn and meet new people each year. I’ve made friends and contacts from every corner of the world and every continent save for Antarctica. The events and sights from this first day of the expo are similar to those from the past two years. Full of energy, vibrant colors and effusive scents tantalizing for everyone here. Read more to learn more.

Check out my coverage of both Day 1 and Day 3 of the 2011 World Tea Expo.

Iced Classic Pu-erh (Numi Tea)

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed an iced tea. In the interim I’ve had a few I’ve liked and a few I haven’t. This iced Organic Classic Pu-erh from Numi Tea provided a nice respite from the usual iced tea by offering up a pure iced tea. But to have a mass market iced pu-erh is something special altogether.

This is the fifth and final entry in a series of posts on Numi Teas’ new Pu-erh Iced Teas.

Iced Earl Grey Pu-erh (Numi Tea)

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed an iced tea. In the interim I’ve had a few I’ve liked and a few I haven’t. This iced Organic Earl Grey Pu-erh from Numi Tea provided a nice respite from the usual iced tea by offering up a pure iced tea. But to have a mass market iced pu-erh is something special altogether.

This is the fourth in a series of posts on Numi Teas’ new Pu-erh Iced Teas.

Iced Mint Pu-erh (Numi Tea)

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed an iced tea. In the interim I’ve had a few I’ve liked and a few I haven’t. This iced Organic Mint Pu-erh from Numi Tea provided a nice respite from the usual iced tea by offering up a pure iced tea. But to have a mass market iced pu-erh is something special altogether.

This is the third in a series of posts on Numi Teas’ new Pu-erh Iced Teas.

Iced Jasmine Pu-erh (Numi Tea)

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed an iced tea. In the interim I’ve had a few I’ve liked and a few I haven’t. This iced Jasmine Pu-erh from Numi Tea provided a nice respite from the usual iced tea by offering up a pure iced tea. But to have a mass market iced pu-erh is something special altogether.

This is the second in a series of posts on Numi Teas’ new Pu-erh Iced Teas.

Iced Mango Pu-erh (Numi Tea)

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed an iced tea. In the interim I’ve had a few I’ve liked and a few I haven’t. This iced Mango Pu-erh from Numi Tea provided a nice respite from the usual iced tea by offering up a pure iced tea. But to have a mass market iced pu-erh is something special altogether.

2011 World Tea Expo (Day 1)

This year’s World Tea Expo is my 3rd trip to this event. I’ve appreciated the opportunities to learn and meet new people each year. I’ve made friends and contacts from every corner of the world and every continent save for Antarctica. The events and sights from this first day of the expo are similar to those from the past two years. Full of energy, vibrant colors and effusive scents tantalizing for everyone here. Read more to learn more.

Amazon Spice Guayusa (Runa)

Those who’ve been reading for a while know that I am emboldened by the love of culture. The people of the world are so outwardly similar, but with tiny differences intermingled throughout their daily lives which makes all of us so amazing.

Celebrating these differences can be complex, or simple. In the case of tea, the preparation, presentation and contents of the teas often offer a glimpse into the needs and attributes of a culture’s daily needs.

Today’s review is for Amazon Spice Guayusa (why-yu-sah). Not technically a tea, it comes from a holly plant in the Amazonian rainforest of Ecuador, and is being popularized rather quickly by Runa.