Teavana Youthberry

There are some people in the tea world who don’t like Teavana and for a few reasons. I have my own issues with them (mostly the way they waft the dry tea aroma to everyone, all day). But, sometimes you just want to like something and have to give it a try. I was in…

Lp smoked breakfast

The dry leaves are black and have a smokey smell. They are mostly the same size throughout. The wet leaves have a dark chocolate brown color and average a size of 1/4 to 1 inch.. There is a smokey smell with a licorice undertone. The liquor has a smokey taste with licorice notes. It has…

Temple of Tea Mi Lan Dan Cong

The dry leaves are a black color and great size! they have a cracker smell with woody, grassy notes.The wet leaves have a deep, greyish green color. They average around 3/4 to 2.5 inches in size. Initially, there is a burning smell.After the cup aired out, there was a woody, cracker smell with tiny spinach…

Smatcha Bao Zhong

The dry leaves have a fresh spinach and leaves smell. They are deep forest green in color and appear to be great quality. The wet leaves are vibrant green and have a sultry spinach smell. They are about 1/2 to 2 inches average length and strong enough for at least three or four more infusions….

Dachi Iron Goddess

  The dry leaves (which I forgot to capture in my brilliance) have a slightly cinnamon note to a woody, leafy smell. They are black in color and look fresh. The wet leaves have an earthy, leafy smell. They are very strong and rane from about 1/2 to 2 inches. They are dark green in…

English Breakfast 1910

The dry leaves have a lightly woody, earthy smell. They are black in color and seem small in size. The wet leaves have a wet forest floor smell with sawdust notes. They are chocolate brown in color and the size ranges from 1/8-1/16 of an inch. The liquor has a mahogany color and a fresh…

TLC Sweet Nothings

The dry leaves have a chocolate smell with a caramel finish. They are black with coffee beans to highlight and look great! The wet leaves have a coffee smell with a very light wood and floral undertones. They are varying shades of brown. The liquor has a caramel color. There is no air and a…

Dachi Honeysuckle Oolong

The dry leaves have a tart, floral and leafy base to the smell. They are black with varying sizes, but are all the same color. The wet leaves have a floral, woody smell. They are mahogany in color. They are strong enough for maybe another four or five infusions and are about one to two inches…

Uncle’s Black Tea

The dry leaves have a Peanut and soy sauce smell to them. I definitely started to salivate a bit when I opened the tin. They have a nice sheen to them and every twist and fold can be seen clearly. There are a few tan highlights to the black color of the leaves. They seem…

Teavivre Rose Dian hong

The dry leaves have a woody smell that is a bit rosey. They are brown and tan, but have a fuchsia highlight thanks to the roses. They appear to be great quality leaves and roses, so I was pretty excited to give them a try! The wet leaves have a rose smell and a chocolate…

Onyx Darjeeling Balasun

The dry leaves have a light, leafy, earthy smell. They are black with highlights of olive and khaki. They are the same size throughout. The wet leaves have a wet forest smell. They are chocolate brown in color with olive green highlights and seem pretty strong. I would say they would last another few infusions….

Teas Etc. China OP

The dry leaves have a light sawdust smell with a woody air. They are black in color with a few highlights and varying sizes. The wet leaves have a woody smell with a light sawdust finish. It reminds me of soy sauce, a bit. They are chocolate brown in color and would be strong enough…