• Reviews

    Grey’s Teas Yunnan White Dragon

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: jade green, curled with some buds Ingredients: green tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Tea Maker Liquor: gold The categories of tea seem like they are clearly defined but there are quite a lot of grey areas. This particular tea was listed as a white tea on their website but behaved like a green. Was I crazy? I inquired about the processing to see if that might clear things up. The leaves were withered and rolled prior to the heating step. That still didn’t tell me much. When I pose the question to my fellow tea nerds on Facebook, the…


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    Grey’s Teas Assam Smoked Oolong

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: mix of greens and browns, curled and twisted Ingredients: smoked oolong tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 212 Preparation Method: ceramic infuser cup Liquor: amber I’m usually an unflavored/unscented tea person but every once in a while an usual offering makes me sit up and take notice. Assam, smoked and oolong are three words that I never thought I’d see together. Grey’s Teas explains on their website that it is smoked with an oak-like wood. As usual, +Geoffrey Norman has already been down this smoky path. I wasn’t sure of where in Assam this tea was produced but he let me know that it was Mothola. The brewing directions…