• Reviews

    Capital Teas Lady Orchid – Ginseng Oolong

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: bright green balls, somewhat fuzzy Ingredients: Ground oolong tea leaves, thin coating of powdered American ginseng and licorice grass Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 195 degrees Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Steeper Liquor: dark amber The friendly chap at +Capital Teas‘s gave me a sample of this tea when I visited their National Harbor location. I’ve had a few ginseng oolongs before and they weren’t quite my thing but I always try to keep an open mind. It was interesting to watch the leaves unfurl because they had to shed their coating. The taste was floral, sweet and slightly spicy with a lingering aftertaste of the licorice. It wasn’t…


  • Reviews

    Capital Teas Capital Breakfast Organic

    Country of Origin: Sri Lanka, India, Kenya and China Leaf Appearance: small, dark with varied leaf shapes Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 195 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: deep reddish brown I picked this tea up on my recent visit to +Capital Teas at their National Harbor location. The blend of several different black teas intrigued me and the dry leaves were interesting because there was a variety of leaf types visible. It’s a bit of a kitchen sink tea with elements of Keemun, Assam and several other regions. The taste was robust and earthy with a refreshing briskness that never crossed the line into unpleasantly bitter.…

  • Places

    Tea Places: Capital Teas – National Harbor

    Such an inviting storefront  +Capital Teas has been on my wish list for a while and I had a chance to stop by their Nation Harbor location in Oxon Hill, MD this past weekend. I passed this location on the way to an event at the harbor so it was a bit of a happy accident for a tea nerd like me. The store front was very inviting with wide open doors and a sampling station serving up their Calming Tea. I was joined by my boyfriend and two semi-tea curious friends who graciously let me take my time exploring the shop. Although somewhat small, it was well laid out and did not feel…