• Reviews

    Cost Plus World Market Mountain Wulong

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: small and curled, dark but mottled appearance Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 4 minutes Water Temperature: 185 degrees Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker Liquor: amber This tea was floral and malty with notes of apricots and a subtle sweetness. There was a bit of dryness at the end of each sip but it wasn’t overly astringent. Overall it was a very enjoyable cup and I’m looking forward to trying it iced as well. While this was not the best oolong I’ve ever had, this tea is really inexpensive so it would make a great daily drinker. You would be hard pressed to beat $9.99 for just…


  • Teaware and Gadgets

    Cost Plus World Market Talisman Tea Infuser Mug

    I’m always looking for easy ways to make tea on the go so I was really excited to give this one a try. The mug that I received was a different print (a pretty Asian inspired one) than the ones shown on their site but it had the same basic design. The set featured a tall mug with an ceramic infuser that fit inside and a lid. It retained heat well but didn’t get so hot that I was unable to touch it. While aesthetically pleasing, I thought that the holes on the infuser were too large. I had trouble keeping anything but very large leafed teas (like my favorite dan cong) from…