Monday, January 4, 2016

My Top 10 Most Popular Tea Reviews of 2015

I was doing a bit of poking around my Google Analytics and thought it might be interesting to see what the most popular tea reviews are. Since +Tea for Me Please has been around for eight years, I narrowed the results down just to the most visited pages in 2015. During that time the blog was visited by an incredible 32,941 unique visitors from 159 different countries. Much to my chagrin, the top tea review is for Lipton Yellow Label of all things. I guess I shouldn't be all that surprised but I was hope for something a bit more highbrow than that. :)
  1. Lipton Yellow Label Black Tea
  2. David's Teas Organic Detox
  3. Encha Ceremonial-Grade Organic Matcha
  4. Teavana Golden Dragon Yellow Tea
  5. Aiya Tea Matcha To Go Stick-Packs
  6. Mellow Monk Kuma Green 1228 Sencha
  7. Zhen Tea Bai Hao Yin Zhen (Silver Needle)
  8. Assam 1860 Loose Tea
  9. Gorreana Tea Hyyson Green Tea
  10. Cha Do Raku Honey Black Tea
What an interesting assortment of teas! A lot of these are older reviews but they still get a decent amount of search engine traffic. I was really happy to see that some of the most popular posts were actually not tea reviews at all. Look out for a post next week listing the top 10 regular blog posts!

Over the last year or so I've made a concerted effort to include more informational and education content here. Part of that is the evolution of my own journey with tea and part of that is wanting to provide more value for my readers. I've published a grand total of 912 tea reviews during my time here (not to mention the ones that I wrote for prior to starting my own blog). Some days I question the relevance of reviews but then I realize that my own tea purchases are so often guided by the blog posts that I read.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the subject. Let me know your feelings about tea reviews in the comments!