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: 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: Tea From Taiwan’s GABA Oolong Tea

Ever heard of GABA Oolong Tea before? Most likely you haven’t. Neither had I, until Tea From Taiwan sent me a sample for review. Apparently it’s popular in Japan and Taiwan, but it hasn’t caught on here in the United States yet. Hmmmmmm. I wonder why? First produced in Japan in 1987, GABA tea is…

Tea Time at Reverie: Yezi Tea’s Tie Guan Yin High Grade Oolong Tea

Today’s tea is one of many names: Iron Goddess Oolong, Iron Bodhisattva, Monkey-Picked Oolong, Tie Kwan Yin (Taiwanese)… They’re all part of the pool known as Tie Guan Yin, which is Chinese for “Iron Goddess of Mercy.” This renowned oolong tea is available at most tea shops and online retailers, including our friends at Yezi…

Tea Time at Reverie: Tea From Taiwan’s Zhong Shu Hu Oolong Tea

Forgive me if I’ve said it before, but the variety of oolong teas never ceases to amaze me. Vegetal, floral, fruity, roasted – each one has been as unique as a person’s fingerprint. Today we have another oolong offering for you: Zhong Shu Hu Oolong, courtesy of Tea From Taiwan. This particular tea is grown…

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: 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…

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…