Literary teas

I am a big fan of Literary Teas. They are a company in Australia that blends teas based on authors and usually ones that go well with their most well known works. I happen to have a reserve of Jane Austen and William Shakespeare in my favorites box. This blend sounded interesting and I thought…

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…

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…

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…

Verdant Tea Zhu Rong Yunnan Black

The dry leaves smell like sawdust and chocolate. They are black with yellow highlights. The wet leaves smell like woody forest floor. They are chocolate brown in color and could last another two or three infusions. The liquor is a caramel brown with a sweet aftertaste. It is not astringent or dry, at all. It…

Tao of Tea Black Mango

The dry leaves have a very strong mango citrus smell. The blend looks great, the bright orange and yellow components contrast the black leaves well! The wet leaves have an acidic citrus smell and woody air. They are black and small with yellow highlights. I would say it will last another infusion or two. The…

Tea LC Irie

The dry leaves smell like cardamom and cinnamon, there is a slight undertone of ginger. The black leaves are highlighted by shades of brown, tan, orange and beige. The wet leaves smell like Cinnamon and cardamom, still! This time, the cinnamon is stronger and a deeper spice scent. The liquor has a strong ginger taste…

Special Tea Chocolate Raspberry

The dry leaves have a VERY strong raspberry smell with chocolate air. The black leaves look great with the brown highlights. The wet leaves smell like chocolate and have the same color. I’m not sure about future infusions, the components might not make it. The liquor has a caramel color and a chocolate taste. There…

Capital Tea Rou Gui

The dry leaves are a deep black color and smell somewhere between earthy and forest floor. They are mostly the same size throughout and beautiful! The wet leaves smell like wet wood and a bit tart. They are very black and could last at least another couple infusions. The liquor has a light “cracker” air…

Capital Tea Assam

The dry leaves are black with highlights, but not much. They smell like earthy forest floor and are mostly the same size throughout. The wet leaves have a woody, leafy smell. They are chocolate brown in color with a few highlights of olive green. It would last at least another couple of infusions. The liquor…

Literary Tea Co. William Shakespeare

The dry leaves have a rosy smell that is not overpowering or overly sweet, but obvious. It is a beautiful blend! The black leaves, gorgeous petals and subtle peels make a very pretty blend. The wet leaves have a very light rosy air on a light sawdust smell. The petals are fuchsia and the leaves…