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    Teatulia Oolong

    Country of Origin: Bangladesh Leaf Appearance: dark, somewhat broken with scattered buds Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup Liquor: amber Over the years the blog has transitioned a bit to coincide with my personal journey and tastes. Tea bags very rarely make an appearance these days. I made an exception in this case because it is only available in tea bag form. Thankfully it’s a silky pyramid style bag which is usually a lesser evil. The taste was surprisingly complex and enjoyable. Although the dry leaves were dark enough to pass for black tea, the aroma was definitely all oolong. Floral notes and a…


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    Teatulia Black Tea Loose Leaf

    Country of Origin: Bangladesh Leaf Appearance: small, dark with golden tips Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Tea Maker Liquor: reddish brown I first wrote about this tea way back in 2011, in its pyramid tea bag form, so I thought that I should give it another go. For those of you who aren’t familiar with +Teatulia Organic Tea, I’m a big fan because of the social good that they do through their garden in Northern Bangladesh. It’s always a good feeling to know that your tea is supporting education, health and cattle-lending programs. Now, let’s get back to the leaf. The brewed tea was full…

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    Teatulia White Tea

    Country of Origin: Bangladesh Leaf Appearance: small, covered in silver hairs Ingredients: white tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 180 degrees Preparation Method: mesh infuser and ceramic teacup Liquor: amber It’s not every day that I get to drink a silver need from Bangladesh.You know that your blog is getting old when the last time that you reviewed a tea was 5 years ago. That is exactly what happened with this white tea from Teatulia. I first wrote about it way back in June of 2010. There was a noticeable improvement in the look and quality of the leaves since the last time that I had it. The leaves were downright pretty. I was…

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    Tea Box Express

    Tea Box Express is a new monthly subscription service that recently caught my attention. Each month they send a themed box that includes tea and accessories. They recently sent me a sample of their first box. The theme was “Bee Happy”. It included a fun bee sugar cookie, yellow teabag rest, honey from Savannah Bee Co., a honey dipper and Teatulia Black Tea. Everything arrived packaged perfectly. The inside lid of the shipping box had a detailed explanation of all of the components and why they were included. A little note card was included with the following quote, a nice reminder to be happy: Most people are about as happy as they make…

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    Teatulia Black Tea

    Teatulia is one of my favorite companies because of their commitment to social responsibility and sustainability. I think it is important that tea drinkers think about the affects their purchases have on the rest of the world. The dry leaves of this tea were small and dark in appearance with a few golden tips mixed in. They had a strong, toasty aroma. The liquor was a deep bronze color. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for three minutes. This tea reminded me of a mild Assam. It was brisk and malty with a hint of smokiness but not as astringent. There was also a bit…

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    Teatulia Organic Green Tea

    As is the case with the rest of Teatulia’s offerings, this tea is organically grown in the Northern Bangladesh region of India. The dry leaves had a unique appearance that was very different from other green teas that I have had. I steeped this tea using my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 180 degree water for four minutes. The liquor was a light gold color. The flavor of this tea was mostly vegetal but in a clean way, almost reminding me of cucumber. It was full bodied without being overpowering. I loved that it had just the right amount of astringency and it lacked the grassiness often associated with green tea. It had…