• Reviews

    Tribute Tea Company Scarlet Robe Oolong

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: dark, twisted Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 190 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: gold When I first opened this tea I had to double check the listing on Tribute Tea Company’s website. The name seemed to imply that it was Da Hong Pao but the leaves looked almost like a Phoenix oolong. It was unusual mostly because it wasn’t roasty at all. Then I remembered that a co-worker had once shared a similar tea from Teance with me. The oxidation is ow so the taste was mellow and fruity with slight floral notes. It lacked the usual cliff tea bitterness but for me…


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    Tribute Tea Company Darjeeling Moonlight

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: small, curled with lots of silvery buds Ingredients: white tea Steep time: 2 minutes Water Temperature: 190 degrees Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: pale gold In my experience, white teas that are produced outside of China are usually either really good or really REALLY bad. Thankfully this offering from +Tribute Tea Company definitely fell into the really good category. The taste was surprisingly citrusy with notes of melon and just a hint of spiciness. The signature muscatel of Darjeeling was definitely present and it had a wonderfully refreshing finish. My second infusion was just as delicious but somewhat heavier than the first. It had a sweet aftertaste that lingered…