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    Little Red Cup Tea Company Yunnan Black

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: needle-like with golden hairs Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 210 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: dark reddish amber In a world where tea companies seem to come and go frequently, it’s nice to see that a few have stuck around through the years. I reviewed my first tea from +Little Red Cup Tea Co. way back in 2012 after discovering them on the now extinct flash sale site Fab.com. They recently surprised me with a couple of samples in my mailbox and this was the first packet that I grabbed. I’m a sucker for fuzzy leaves, especially black tea from Yunnan. This particular one was…

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    Little Red Cup Tea Company Wuyuan Black

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: small, dark Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 2.5 minutes Water Temperature: 210 degrees Preparation Method: stainless steel infuser basket and mesh teacup Liquor: dark amber I first discovered +Little Red Cup Tea Co. many years ago when I impulsively bought a sampler on a flash sale site. Since then I’ve become a fan of their teas as well as the people behind the company. I was happy to see their recent switch to tins rather than kraft paper bags. It really does make a difference in terms of tea longevity. The firsy thing that I noticed about this tea was the aroma. Even in a travel mug it wafted…