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    Handmade Tea Maia Lemoniou

    Country of Origin: India and Sri Lanka Leaf Appearance: dark, varied shapes Ingredients: Assam, Ceylon, glazed lemon peel Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: dark reddish brown As you can all tell, I’m terribly behind on tea reviews. Life just seems to get in the way sometimes. This blend was the May shipment from +Handmade Tea. What I love most about their teas is that they are truly blends, no additional flavoring beyond the basic ingredients. This one is made up a 50/50 blend of Assam and Ceylon along with some glazed lemon peel. The taste was bold yet mellow with just the…

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    Handmade Tea Along the River

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: small, dark green with lots of lemongrass and huge pieces of fruit Ingredients: Mao Feng green tea, cantaloupe pieces, lemongrass Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Tea Maker Liquor: pale greenish yellow I’m terribly behind on tea reviews which means that I have not been able to indulge in my +Handmade Tea shipments in a timely fashion. This particular blend was sent out in April. Oy vey! Cantaloupe is one of my favorite fruits to eat in this summer so it appealed to me before before tasting. The base was a pre-qingming Mao Feng green teas. I was a bit worried about what…

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    Handmade Tea Oatmeal Raisin

    Country of Origin: Sri Lanka Leaf Appearance: small, dark Ingredients: black tea, raisins, organic oatstraw Steep time: 4 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: deep reddish brown I’ve been so behind on tea reviews that I am several months late in getting to this intriguing shipment from +Handmade Tea. You all know that I’m not the biggest fan of flavored teas but +Caleb Brown‘s blends are a whole other animal. He blends whole ingredients rather than using artificial flavoring and preservatives. This particular tea features a black tea from Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka blended with mini raisins and oatstraw. The desired affect was definitely achieved. Imagine a…