SuperReview: Golden Tips Tea (Part 2)

In which there is Moulin Rouge, #ChaiHo, and the final ver-#tea-ct.

Okayti Muscatel
Halmari Gold
Mankota Exotic Assam
India’s Original Masala Chai
Okayti Silver Needle
Supreme Nilgiri Green


SuperReview: Golden Tips Tea (Part 1)

Turns out that Arya isn’t just Game of Thrones’s Hit Girl–she’s also a prim lil’ Darjeeling.

Arya Ruby
Thurbo Moonlight
Giddapahar Muscatel
Gopaldhara Darjeeling
Okayti Muscatel

Part 2 is on the way!


What’s in a Name? (Seriously, What the Heck to Call This Thing?)

Having trouble with titles for the upcoming Teabook.


Tea Book

How To Train Your Dragon Well
Tea is Awesome
The Awesome Guide to Tea
Tea Classy

Bud-dies and sip-lings, lend a girl a hand? A noun? A verb?

(A cup of tea?)


Review: Belight Tea

Belight Tea
Cool, sweet, and humid; pine bark after the rain.
Doesn’t quite put the “fun” in “function,” but that’s ok–a quiet tea can still have a lot to say. Take your time with the cup, at least five minutes before deciding to chuck or chug.

You can find Belight Tea and Toffler’s words of wisdom at


Tea-vent Alert! Tea Basics Class at Ippodo NYC

Photo: Have you already made plans for this weekend?<br />
If not, how about tasting 4 different types of Japanese green tea and learning how to prepare Matcha at our New York store? </p>
<p>At this moment, we have a few seats remaining for both class on Friday and Saturday. </p>
<p>If you would like to join us, please email us to reserve at:<br />

From their Facebook page:

Topic: Class on the Basics of Japanese Tea
(w/ hands-on experience preparing matcha)
Date: 1) Friday, October 3rd
2) Saturday, October 4th
Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Fee: $25 (excl. tax) per person
* Couples’ discount: $40 (excl. tax) per couple
Location: Ippodo Tea, New York
Application: Events manager, Ippodo Tea New York
*Reservations required in advance
Tel: (212) 370-0609
Fax: (212) 370-0625

This is an introductory-level class on Japanese tea for beginners.

Discover (and taste) the difference between the four main types of Japanese tea—matcha, gyokuro, sencha, and bancha.

After learning how to choose between different types of Japanese tea, try making matcha yourself. Ippodo staff will show you how to prepare the matcha so that it tastes great.

A highlight of the class is the many valuable tips we give you—ideas that will prove indispensable in making delicious Japanese tea an enjoyable part of your daily life!

Please sign up! We hope to see you there!

Considering that epic sip-‘sperience at Ippodo, New Yorkers can’t miss this opportuni-tea.



It’s not just a French café chain, bud-dies.

You want caffeine with your caffeine? Yuangyang (roughly pronounced yunyang) is a Chinese drink that takes li cha, or milk tea, to a whole ‘nother level.

The milk actually comes in handy here. It softens the 2-hit smokestack of coffee/black tea, allowing fruitier tea notes come through. How’s that for wicked flavor action?

If you don’t have a Chinatown within Batmobile-ing distance, here’s a recipe on Hello Teacup.

But let’s kick tradition to the curb–imagine the possibili-teas! The POW of Gunpowder Green in a blonde roast. A dry Rooibus gone sultry with espresso.

(‘Scuse me, I’m saliva-tea-ng.)


Snooty SuperReview: Adagio, Round 39430298429308…

All the teas in this SuperReview can be found here:

Masters Formosa Pouchong.
Sencha Premier.
Sleeping Dragon.

Not vidded was a sample of Blood Orange iced tea, which came out less bloody and more hibiscus hitting you in the face. It really tastes like fruit juice, if that’s your bag. Of tea.


Real Life Cup-date

Speaking of books, this Oolong was like Tea Source wrote the book on seamless flavor delivery. (Pun, of course intended.) How dare a good flavored tea exist. My single-origin snooty tea cred is dropping down the ‘Tubes.

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