Plum Deluxe Tea Review – Oregon Breakfast

It’s not every day we get a tea with a tale, and the story behind Plum Deluxe is one of loss and love. Founder Andy Hayes started Plum Deluxe as tribute to his mother who lost a long battle with breast cancer. His dedication to putting heart into the blends is obvious – you can always […]


Teavivre’s Superfine Tan Yang Gong Fu Tasting Review

Teavivre’s Superfine Tan Yang Gong Fu | Steepster  Smooth and soothing – easily the top choice of words to describe this delicate black from the popular Fujian province. My favorite characteristic is the pretty contrast of colors – the thin leaves vary from a pale orange to deep brown. It’s very nice to look at. […]


Persimmon Tree Tea Banana Coconut Review

Persimmon Tree Tea – Banana Coconut | Steepster Persimmon’s Banana Coconut was a pleasantly surprising blend that’s sweet and relaxing. Although the name focuses on the fruity flavors, what actually visually dominates the tea are the delicate chamomile flowers which are known to have a calming effect. This is a rooibos, not herbal, and mixed with the banana and […]


Lupicia’s Tea Review – Momijigari

Lupicia’s Momijigari  | Steepster If tea had a candy flavor, I’d easily use this blend as the basis.. This was gifted to me by a good friend and fellow tea aficionado, Lindsay (aka TokyoAcid), when she saw that I am just about as insanely obsessed with tea as she is. After some back and forth […]


Red Leaf Tea Matcha Review – Eggnog & Caramel

Red Leaf Tea Flavored Matcha – Eggnog & Caramel Talk about mood whiplash! This is the first time I’ve had a tea experience that was both absolutely delightful and downright disappointing. It actually started with the bad! For the holidays I finally broke my “no online purchases” habit and snagged some flavored matcha from Red […]


Spices & Tease – White Raspberry Grapefruit & Contest Winners!

A wee late on the announcement, but we’re back on track after the holidays and crazy snow up here in Boston! I would like to extend a big congrats to Val from Ontario, Merin from Utah, and Brandon from New York who are the winners for the New Years 2014 tea giveaway! These lucky lads […]

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Teavivre’s Anxi Monkey King (Ma Liu Mie) Tie Guan Yin Oolong

Teavivre’s Anxi Monkey King (Ma Liu Mie) Tie Guan Yin Oolong | Steepster I’m really excited to get a chance to try a set of five teas from Teavivre, who specialize in high quality teas from China. I’ll admit that, shamefully, Chinese teas are an area that I still need to do a lot of research […]

David's Tea Organic Bai Hao Yin Zhen

David’s Tea Organic Bai Hao Yin Zhen Review

David’s Tea Organic Bai Hao Yin Zhen | Steepster This delicious white tea ranks among my favorites both for its wonderful, mild flavor and being utterly photogenic. The high quality leaves are hand-picked in Fujian Province, China and have a lovely, fluffy white coat from being harvested before the buds have opened. As a more delicate leaf, […]

Harney & Sons Soho Blend - Macro on the leaves

Harney & Sons – Soho Blend Review & Photos

Harney & Sons – Soho Blend Review Type: Black Flavor: Tropical, Strong Body: Bold Aroma: Sweet Bitterness: 1 / 5 Caffine: n/a Multi-Steep Rating  – 2/3 – 1 Steep – 5 Minutes – 2 Steep – 3 Minutes – 3 Steep – 3 Minutes  Dairy: yes Sweeteners:  yes Review:  The first thing I noticed about Harney & Son’s Soho Blend is that it’s one […]

David's Tea - Coco Chai Rooibos

David’s Tea -Coco Chai Rooibos Review

David’s Tea Coco Chai Rooibos ReviewType: Rooibos,  Herbal,  Flavor: Spicy, Fruity Body: Medium Aroma: Mild Bitterness: 1 / 5 Caffeine: None Dairy: No Sweeteners: Optional