• Reviews

    Lochan Tea Doke Black Fusion 2014

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: dark, wiry with golden tips Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 2 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain infuser mug Liquor: dark amber One thing that I love about the teas that I’ve tried from +Lochan Tea Limited is that they are never quite what I expected. Of course, I mean that in the best way possible. The dry leaves were mostly whole with some golden tips interspersed. I was surprised to find a depth and complexity that I’ve never really gotten from an Indian grown black tea before. The taste was robust with notes of molasses, rose and a pleasant bit of maltiness. It wasn’t exactly what…


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    Lochan Tea Doke Silver Needle 2014

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: large, silvery needles covered in downy hair Ingredients: white tea Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: gold I have been itching to try this tea for the longest time. +Lochan Tea Limited has a reputation for making some really amazing teas at their Doke Farm in Bihar, India. Their Rolling Thunder is one of my favorites so I was really excited to dig in. The dry leaves were quite large and super fuzzy. I didn’t quite become Lenny from Of Mice and Men but they were unbelievably soft to the touch. I was expecting the taste to be similar to a typical…