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    Little Red Cup Tea Company Camellia Flowers

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: pale blossoms, somewhat broken Ingredients: Camellia Sinensis flowers Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 195 degrees Preparation Method: infuser basket and ceramic teacup Liquor: pale gold Over the last few years I’ve pretty much stopped reviewing herbal teas. They simply don’t capture my interest very much. This one is a bit of an exception because it is made solely from the flowers of the tea plant (Camellia Sinensis). In many parts of the world, India in particular comes to mind, the flowers are removed and discarded because they are thought to divert nutrients away from the leaves. I’ve only had them one other time, blended with a…

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    Teapigs Lemon & Ginger

    Country of Origin: Thailand Leaf Appearance: light green, lots of visible ginger and liquorice pieces Ingredients: ginger, lemongrass, lemon peel, liquorice root Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup Liquor: gold I received a packet of this tea at the Fancy Food Show when I chatted with one of the co-owners of Teapigs. This herbal infusion was lemony and sweet with a mild kick. The ginger gave it a warming affect that was very comforting. I’m generally not a fan of a liquorice root but its sweetness cut the bitterness of the ginger so it worked well here. A touch of agave or honey might be nice but adding…