• Reviews

    Tea Ave Lishan Oolong

    Country of Origin: Taiwan Leaf Appearance: deep green, tightly rolled Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: bright gold I’m a bit sad because this is the last of my samples from +Tea Ave. The Dong Ding and Oriental Beauty were definitely enjoyable but this one just might be my favorite. It started out vegetal and slightly creamy but soon my senses were overwhelmed with aromas of orchid. There were also really pleasant fruity notes in the finish that reminded me a bit of apricot. The mouth-feel was somewhat thin with a smooth texture. I was only a few infusions in when my mother called…


  • Reviews

    Tea Ave Dong Ding

    Country of Origin: Taiwan Leaf Appearance: deep green, tightly rolled Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 200 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: bright gold Dong Ding was one of the first oolongs that I really fell in love with at the start of my tea journey. At the time I was working near Gramercy Park and I would get a cup to go every morning from Amai Tea & Bake House (before they closed). It’s with that sensory memory that I dove head first into this sample from +Tea Ave. I was very happy to see that they provided directions for both gaiwan and western style brewing. This tea…

  • Reviews

    Tea Ave Oriental Beauty

    Country of Origin: Taiwan Leaf Appearance: mix of green, red and brown with some white tips Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 185 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: pale amber The online tea world has been buzzing about +Tea Ave lately. I have to say that I am really impressed with their brand aesthetic and the packaging of their tea. The label provides so much information in a small space without being cluttered or hard to read. I want to know everything possible about the tea that I’m drinking. Oriental Beauty, also known as Bai Hao, is one of my favorite Taiwanese oolongs. I have three samples to choose from…

  • Teaware and Gadgets

    Podcast Episode 14: How to Use Aroma Cups and Giveaway

    There’s been a ton of buzz in the tea world about the samples that +Tea Ave sent out, including these beautiful aroma cup sets. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to show you all how to use them. I’m giving away a prize pack that includes: -Tea Ave tote bag -3 oolong samples -Aroma cup set To enter, just leave a comment letting me know what you’d like to see in future videos!