How is Darjeeling black tea made?

This week I had the very fortunate opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the production process for Darjeeling tea.  I was visiting the Longview Tea Estate and they granted me behind the scenes access to their factory and expansive fields so that I might get a better understanding of exactly what goes into making Darjeeling tea.

5 Teas, 5 Days: A week in (tea) review.

It was a delicious Monday through Friday of sipping this past week. Below is the list of what was in my cup with links to each's respective review. Enjoy! Monday: "Indefatigable Ox" 2015 Bu Juan (Shu Puerh) Tuesday: "Eiju" Japanese Sencha (Green Tea) Wednesday: "Competition Grade" Baozhong (Oolong) Thursday:"Monkey Picked" Hou Kui (Green Tea) Friday: 2006 Gong Ting … Continue reading 5 Teas, 5 Days: A week in (tea) review.

Tea Review: Baozhong “Competition Grade” Oolong

This tea was part of my recent purchase from UnyTea.  It came with the Eiju (and more) which I reviewed yesterday.  Jeff has piqued my interest in a number of teas via his Instagram Live sessions, so naturally I wanted to share them with you too. This strip-style oolong did not disappoint! Scope: Name: "Competition … Continue reading Tea Review: Baozhong “Competition Grade” Oolong

Tea Review: “Eiju” Japanese Sencha Green Tea

Anyone that knows me and my journey in tea would know that after several false starts (with tea bags...errrr.... garbage), my interest was first genuinely piqued when I first discovered loose leaf sencha. From there the rest is history... and now my real journey has begun. This led me to a tea session today with a Japanese … Continue reading Tea Review: “Eiju” Japanese Sencha Green Tea