Tea Time at Reverie: Teasenz’s Fujian Silver Needle White Tea

Few white teas are as well-known as China’s Silver Needle. Consisting almost exclusively of silky, unopened buds, Silver Needle leaves are plucked by hand during a few select days in the spring harvest. This tea is so prized in China that locals often save their reserves for weddings, the New Year, and other special occasions….

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…

Tea Time at Reverie: Sanctuary T’s Spring Harvest Green Tea

I’ve had enough of winter. It’s only the first week of February, but after a January full of bitter cold and slushy roads – and then being buried under 3+ feet of snow within the past 2 weeks – I’m already counting down to spring. If I just close my eyes, I can already feel warmer…

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: Sanctuary T’s Chocolate Honeybush Tea

Our next Tea Time At Reverie comes courtesy of Sanctuary T. This New York City tea shop sells a number of its straight loose-leafs and artisan tea blends at their online store. Notice I said “tea shop.” Yes, you can visit Sanctuary T’s restaurant for just about any meal of the day, or make reservations…

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…

Tea Time at Reverie: Teasenz’s Jasmine Dragon Pearls

I have a confession to make – actually, two confessions. First, I adore the scent of jasmine. Regardless of whether it’s coming from a perfume, body wash, or candle, the lilting and exotic fragrance draws me under its spell every time. Second, I love jasmine tea, and not just because of how it smells. It’s an…

Tea Time at Reverie: Yezi Tea’s Da Yu Ling Oolong Tea

Some of you may have read the above title and thought, “What on earth is oolong tea?” Well, it sits somewhere between black tea and green tea, because of the oxidation process. While black teas are fully oxidized (thus giving the leaves their characteristic black color), oolongs are only partially oxidized. As a result, their coloring is…