Favorite Tea

 This post is my contribution to the Blog Carnival as presented by the Association of Tea Bloggers for our 1st Annual Tea Blogger’s Choice Awards. Our theme for this carnival was “Favorite Tea”.

Many of my dear tea friends have joined in on the party. You can see their posts here:

Tea Happiness
The Sip Tip
                                                           Scandalous Tea
                                               The Devotea’s Tea Sprouts
                                                        Notes on Tea
                                                        Joy’s Teaspoon
                                                   Black Dragon Tea Bar
                                                     The Cup That Cheers
                                               The Tea Enthusiast’s Scrap Book
                                                      Gongfu Girl
                                                  Teaspoons and Petals

I’ve had A LOT of tea over the years and I can be a tough customer to impress because of that. There are a select few who have earned the right to be called my favorite teas. What are your favorite teas? Let me know in the comments section! My nominations for the Tea Blogger’s Choice awards will be a mix of my own favorites and those of my readers.


Two Tigers from The Devotea is one of my favorite black teas because it is wonderfully complex. I can’t quite put my finger on exactly what tea is in this blend but that is part of the fun.


I recently reviewed Peony Tea Shop’s Phoenix Dancong and I was blown away. It was so amazing that I did something I’ve never done before. I kept the leaves to resteep the next day! They were just too good to throw away just yet.


The Lu Mei from Little Red Tea Cup Co. was a straightforward green tea but it is a very good one, especially for the price. It’s also organic and fair trade certified. What’s not to love? It was as fantastic iced as it was hot.


White tea is generally pretty generic but White Monkey from Teas Etc really knocked my socks off. The taste was unique and the leaves were fascinating to look at. I’ve never experienced anything quite like it.


I tend to lean towards unflavored tea but my sweet tooth was really excited when I had Stash’s Black Forest Cake Pu-er. It really does taste like its namesake and I could not get enough of it.

I could not decide on an unflavored puerh or herbal tea since I have not had much of either of those lately.