• Reviews

    Hampstead Tea Earl Grey

    According to Hampstead Tea, this organic and fair trade certified tea was grown at the Makaibari tea estate in Darjeeling. This estate is also certified biodynamic. The dry leaves were uniformly dark in color and had a strong citrus aroma. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for three minutes. The liquor was a deep reddish brown. This tea was bold for an Earl Grey but I mean that in a good way. The black tea base was rich and nutty while the bergamot provided a nice bit of zing. Earl Greys are probably one of my least favorite kinds of tea because they are usually…


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    Hampstead Tea Organic Fair Trade Oolong

    According to Hampstead Tea this tea was grown at Makaibari, the first biodynamic tea estate in the world. Biodynamic farming includes techniques such as herbal soil preparations, rigorous composting systems, and alignment with a planetary calendar.The dry leaves had a nutty and woodsy aroma. They were dark with a long, twisted appearance. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for three minutes. The liquor was pale amber in color. This tea was mellow yet complex. It was at once nutty and fruity with just a touch of honey-like sweetness. There was a very nice peach finish with a slight dryness at the end of each sip.…