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    Arbor Teas Organic Silver Needle White Tea

    Country of Origin: ChinaLeaf Appearance: whole buds, covered in downy hairSteep time: 30 secondsWater Temperature: 180 degreesPreparation Method: glass gaiwanLiquor: pale gold Time flies really flies when you’re having fun but it’s still hard to believe that it has been six years since I have written about anything from my friends at Arbor Teas. This blog and my own journey with tea have changed so much in that time. The last batch of samples included teas like masala chai and earl gray. There’s nothing wrong with flavored teas but my tastes have changed quite a bit since then. The focus of the blog has shifted to the unflavored and unblended end of the…

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    Arbor Teas Organic Earl Grey

    Arbor Teas lists the ingredients of this blend as including organic black tea and natural bergamot flavor. One of my favorite things about earl grey is the distinctive aroma. I can sniff one out immediately and this one was no different. The dry leaves were uniformly brown and of mixed size. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for three minutes. The liquor was very dark in color. This tea was crisp with a citrusy tartness that was not perfumey or overpowering. The black tea base was robust enough to stand on its own. There was a dry finish to each sip and just the right…