Tea Time at Reverie: Golden Tips’ Moonlight Darjeeling Black Tea

When the package of samples from Golden Tips Tea first arrived, I was thrilled to find some Darjeeling teas inside. Though Darjeelings aren’t as well-known as Assam teas, they’re considered some of the finest in the world. In fact, Darjeeling black tea is nicknamed the “Champagne of Teas” because of its distinct aroma and flavor…

Tea Time at Reverie: Inspired By Jane’s Donwell Abbey Black Tea

“It was a sweet view—sweet to the eye and the mind. English verdure, English culture, English comfort, seen under a sun bright, without being oppressive.” – Jane Austen, “Emma” I confess that Emma is one of the few Jane Austen novels I haven’t read. But when Inspired By Jane asked which tea samples I’d like…

Tea Time at Reverie: Sweet Jane Bennet from Bingley’s Teas

“Oh! You are a great deal too apt, you know, to like people in general. You never see a fault in anybody. All the world are good and agreeable in your eyes. I never heard you speak ill of a human being in your life.” Elizabeth Bennet to Jane Bennet, in Jane Austen’s “Pride and…

Tea Time at Reverie: Golden Tips Tea’s Assam Enigma Black Tea

Time for another new vendor! Golden Tips Tea was kind enough to send a generous package of samples for future Tea Times. This family business in India sells single-origin, unflavored teas from some of the country’s finest tea regions. Darjeeling, Assam, Nilgiri, and even the neighboring country of Nepal are represented. I’m excited to finally…

Tea Time at Reverie: Elinor’s Heart Black Tea from Bingley’s Teas

“I have seen a great deal of him, have studied his sentiments and heard his opinion on subjects of literature and taste; and, upon the whole, I venture to pronounce that his mind is well-informed, his enjoyment of books exceedingly great, his imagination lively, his observation just and correct, and his taste delicate and pure.……

Tea Time at Reverie: Sanctuary T’s Geisha Beauty

After falling in love with fruity black/green tea blends last year, I’ve been on the lookout for similar teas that combine different types of leaves with a floral or fruity pizzazz. Our previous Sanctuary T sample, Spring Harvest, was a lovely example of green and white teas married with tropical flavors. Now it’s time for…

Tea Time At Reverie: Yezi Tea’s Yi Fu Chun Black Tea

Remember last time when I mentioned I was battling the winter blues? Well, the weather hasn’t improved much since then, so I’m craving a good ol’ black tea this time. Since it was time to rotate back to my Yezi Tea samples, I went straight for their Yi Fu Chun Black Tea. Yi Fu Chun…

Review of Death Runs in the Family by: Greg Wilkey & Tea Feature

Amazon/Barnes & Nobles/Greg Wilkey’s Author Facebook Page/Goodreads On Anne Rice’s Facebook page,  Greg Wilkey is a very frequent contributor to the ongoing discussions that take place there, and he actively shares details about two of his supernatural-themed series. His previous series, the Mortimer Drake books, were concisely-written, action-packed, and had a very rich mythological origin story…

Tea Time at Reverie: Teasenz’s Red Dragon Pearls Black Tea

With all the samples I’ve received so far for Tea Time, I’ve done my best to offer variety with each new review. At the same time, I’ve been dying to try Teasenz’s Red Dragon Pearls ever since Teasenz’s package arrived. Grown and harvested in China’s Yunnan province, this black tea (also known as “Black Dragon…

Tea Time at Reverie: Marianne’s Wild Abandon from Bingley’s Teas

We’ve been fortunate to receive samples from a number of teasellers since Tea Time At Reverie debuted in June. While we offer equal amounts of gratitude and enthusiasm to each vendor, we’re super-excited that some of our future reviews will cover select teas from Bingley’s Tea’s Jane Austen Tea Series! What better way to connect Tea…