• Reviews

    The Great Mississippi Tea Company Black Tea

    Country of Origin: United States of AmericaLeaf Appearance: dark, long and wirySteep time: 5 minutesWater Temperature: 212 degreesPreparation Method: glass infuser mugLiquor: dark amber I first made the acquaintance of the folks at The Great Mississippi Tea Company when I attended World Tea Expo 2015. It was super exciting to hear about the possibilities of tea becoming a viable crop here in the U.S. and I’ve eagerly followed their progress since then. Fast forward a few years and their first harvest was sent out to those who participated in their “Adopt a Tea Tree” campaign. I had meant to jump on board at the time but somehow never got around to it. Reports started rolling in and I expressed…

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    Teabento Jiri Horse – Balhyocha

    Country of Origin: South Korea Leaf Appearance: small, dark, and wiry Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 200 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: reddish amber Teabento names each of the teas they offer after animals and photographs the leaves inside of simple line drawings of their namesake. It’s admittedly a bit gimmicky but I love it anyway. Something you might not know about me is that I am a big animal person, especially when it comes to horses. That was definitely why I picked this one first out all of the samples that Teabento generously sent me. Jiri Horse Balhyocha is often referred to as a black tea but things are always so cut…