Tea Ave Bai Hao (Oriental Beauty)

The dry leaves have a sweet, sawdust smell. They are varying shades of deep brown, light lime green and chocolate brown. They are different sizes, there doesn’t seem to be much consistency to it. The wet leaves have a sweet, slightly grassy, sawdust smell with a rosey air. They are chocolate brown in color. They…

Smacha Da Jin HMO

The dry leaves have a cracker smell with a spinach air. They are shades of deep green and every twist and fold can be seen. The wet leaves have a cracker air with a spinachy and slightly woody smell. They are spinach green in color and about 1/2 to 2 inches in length. I would…

Williamsburg Day 2

Day 2 of our Williamsburg vacation and we had a little lunch before we went to Busch Gardens. We went to Rocco’s Smokehouse Grille, where we usually have lunch when we are in town. If for no other reason than there is a VERY large bear at the door. EVERY time I see this guy,…

Williamsburg Day 1

Williamsburg is like my vacation home. I’ve always loved the area and how relaxing it can be! We decided to spend a few days here with Rob’s family. And who doesn’t love a bottle of wine? I am not supposed to drink, because of my IBS. However, I allow myself four times a year to…

Whispering Pines 2012 Huron Gold Needle Shou

The dry leaves have the smell of fermentation. They are varying shades of light brown and pretty consistent in size. The wet leaves have a woody, barky smell with a tiny, slightly metallic note at the end. They are black in color and very strong! I would say at least another four or five infusions…

David’s Tea Cocoa Canela

There are no leaves, but the components are a tan color. The cinnamon and Yerba Mate smell is fairly adamant. All of the components are very small. The wet components smell like cinnamon and a bit beefy. They are khaki and black colors. I would say they would last another couple of infusions, maybe. The…

Liquid Proust Oolberry

The wet leaves have a fresh, leafy smell. They are still attached to the stems, which have a vibrant brown color. They offer a great compliment to the vibrant green of the leaves. All of the leaves are consistent in color and size. The wet leaves have a VERY light spinach air with a light…

The Pasión Bahama Holiday Blend

The dry leaves have a very strong cardamom smell. There is a slight smell of nutmeg, also and the blend seems to favor the spices. the black leaves look consistent, but seem to be an after thought. The wet leaves smell like cardamom and nutmeg. It is an overwhelming smell. The leaves look strong, maybe…

Liquid Proust Puerh candy bar

The dry leaves have a slightly smokey and somewhat orange peel smell. There is an even blend of teas and components. There are varying colors, but size and appearant quality seem consistent. The wet leaves have a woody smell that is a bit smokey. They are black and khaki in color. They would last another…

Zen tea Life Shui Hsien

The dry leaves are black and have a forest floor smell that is not quite earthy or leafy. They are a good size and there are some dark brown highlights here and there. The wet leaves have a smoky, woody smell. They are very dark brown and about 1/2-2 inches in length. They would last…

Qilin Shan Oolong

The dry leaves have a soft, leafy smell. They are lime green in color and you can see every fold and twist. The bundles are larger than the usual leaves I see. The wet leaves have a spinach smell. They are about 1-1.5 inches in size and very strong. I would say they would last…

Jing Tea Shop Wuyi Shui Jin Gi Oolong

The dry leaves are long and have highlights here and there on select leaves, but are mostly black. They have a woody smell with roasted undertones. The wet leaves have a beautiful woody, leafy smell! They are one to two inches in leangth on average. There are a few variations in. Size, but only 5-10%….