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    The Tea Spot Clouds & Mist Sachets

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: deep green Ingredients: green tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup Liquor: brassy gold The Tea Spot puts out a very decent line of loose leaf teas and they have just recently released sachet versions. Like most of you, I prefer loose leaf but when traveling or on the go the convenience factor of a tea bag often wins out. I couldn’t help but be impressed by this one. They were filled with a generous amount of deep green leaves that were mostly whole. The taste was fresh, light and vegetal. Notes of citrus and a bit of nuttiness added a…

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    Chambre De Sucre Kyushu

    Country of Origin: Japan Leaf Appearance: deep green with bright petals Ingredients: organic green tea, organic safflower, organic coconut, organic banana pieces, organic flavor Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: yellowish green Sencha and banana sounds like a really odd flavor combo. That of course made this blend instantly appeal to me. The only teas that I could ever recall having banana in them were rooibos based. The taste was vegetal, fruity and sweet. The unusual pairing worked well and I was so glad that it didn’t taste artificial at all. They have an excellent line of teas but Chambre de Sucre is probably best…