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Month: December 2017

Review of Global Tea Hut

Review of Global Tea Hut

Global Tea Hut is a monthly magazine that ships a tea of the month with every issue. There are many tea subscriptions that are available elsewhere, but Global Tea Hut is not really a tea subscription. The tea sample that is sent out is less than what one would get from a tea subscription. The focus of the magazine is more to create an educational experience, not only in terms of tea, but also tea culture. They also try to…

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Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong from Global Tea Hut

Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong from Global Tea Hut

Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong is part of the June 2017 expansion pack from Global Tea Hut. Global Tea Hut focused on red teas in June which are meant to be brewed gongfu style. The issue is focused on an exquisite Qimen red tea. This tea is meant to contrast, and is supposed to be of higher quality. I noticed that the dry leaves are quite long and it has a fairly strong aroma. I would describe this aroma as being…

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Sheng Puer Yin Hao from Tea Source

Sheng Puer Yin Hao from Tea Source

This sheng puer cake from Tea Source comes from the Nenghai Liming Tea factory. The Liming Factory, according to Yunnan Sourcing, has established itself for being a safe and organic brand. This is a big plus for those that want safe tea. This can be particularly reassuring for those that want to source puer tea, but are aware of potential bad processing and storing conditions within the puer market. This sheng puer yin hao cake is well compressed. It took…

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Red Jade #18 from Jade Leaf

Red Jade #18 from Jade Leaf

Red Jade #18 is described as a mix between indigenous Taiwanese tea and Burmese Assam. The dark leaves are long and thin, with a very distinct fruity fragrance. The tasting notes describe it as being similar to berries, and this seems to be accurate. Brewing Red Jade #18 from Jade Leaf I decided to brew Red Jade #18 in a side handle teapot, rather than in a yixing teapot. I’m sure I could have brewed this in a gaiwan as…

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