• Black (Tea) Friday

    Happy Thanksgiving! If you are looking for great deals on tea, check out the Black Friday Sales List at Steepster. Share this:

  • New Cast Iron Teapots

    Today I received 2 cast iron teapots from World Market that were an excellent deal at $14.99 each on sale! Both teapots have a capacity of 26oz and appear well made, especially for the price. Share this:

  • Tea From Vietnam

    I’ve placed an order for tea from Vietnam at the appropriately named teafromvietnam.com. So few people in the west get to expereience tea from this region so I am excited for this opportunity to review several delicious-sounding teas! My order includes: Dragoncloud Green Fish Hook Green Golden Lily (Jin Xuan) Milk Oolong Red Lily Black […]

  • Think Before You Drink

    Where does your tea come from? If you are a fan of Indian teas, you might want to consider the source carefully. The BBC recently conducted an investigation into the working and living conditions of Indian’s tea plantations and the findings were disturbing. The article is worth reading all the way through. The bitter story […]

  • New to Tea? Check Out TeaClass

    Adagio Teas provides an excellent online tutorial for those who wish to learn more about tea. They offer three tiers of classes, all free, ranging from beginner to advanced. The lessons are broken into easy-to-complete sections so you can learn at your own pace. TeaClass: Tea education on your own schedule Share this:

  • Anhui Keemun by Adagio Teas

    Dry leaf aroma: Cocoa and malt, with subtle dark fruit notes.  Wet leaf aroma: Slightly smoky.  Preparation: Brewed western style in a ceramic infuser mug. First/only steeping: 5 minutes at 210 degrees.  Such a delightful mixtures of aromas – cocoa, malt, dark fruit, and a subtle smoky undertone. At first the smokiness scared me after my previous smoky Keemun […]

  • Black Tea Merlot by Vintage TeaWorks

    Dry leaf aroma: Black currants with notes of plum and a delicate floral undertone.  Wet leaf aroma: Very much like the dry leaf aroma – black currants and floral.  Preparation: Brewed western style in a glass infuser mug. First/only steeping: 4 minutes at 195 degrees.  The freshly brewed liquor has a delicate floral aroma. While the cup is hot […]

  • Soula Assam 2014 SFTGFOP1 Second Flush Single Estate by Golden Tips Tea

    Dry leaf aroma: Malt and hay with a hint of cocoa.  Wet leaf aroma: Damp hay.  Preparation: Brewed western style in a ceramic infuser mug. First/only steeping: 4 minutes at 210 degrees.  Brisk malty flavor with suggestions of fresh-baked bread and a pleasant brisk aftertaste. As the cup cools the bread-like notes are more prominent. Notes: This was my […]

  • Keemun Black by Floating Leaves

    Dry leaf aroma: Pure cocoa.  Wet leaf aroma: Smoky with a hint of damp hay.  Preparation: Brewed western style in an all glass infuser mug. First steeping: 3 minutes 30 seconds at 205 degrees.  Smoky aroma with notes of earth and hay. While the cup is hot I taste strong smoke and malt flavors, with a hint of bitterness. […]

  • Imperial Gold Bud Dian Hong by Whispering Pines Tea Company

    Dry leaf aroma: Malty with a hint of yeasty sweetness.  Wet leaf aroma: Malt and bread with a delicate earthy essence.  Preparation: Brewed western style in a ceramic infuser mug. First steeping: 3 minutes at 205 degrees. This tea is as much a pleasure to smell as it is to sip with its malty bread aroma. The liquor is […]

  • Angel Falls Mist by Good Life Tea

    Dry leaf aroma: Fruit and hibiscus with the faintest hint of cream.  Preparation: Brewed western style in a ceramic infuser mug. First/only steeping: 5 minutes at 210 degrees.  This tisane has a strong fruit and hibiscus aroma and brews a pinkish red liquor. The predominate flavor is tart fruit, with a very subtle note of cream at the […]

  • Cream of Earl Grey by Good Life Tea

    Dry leaf aroma: Bergamot with undertones of creamy sweetness. Preparation: Brewed western style in a glass infuser mug. First/only steeping: 5 minutes at 210 degrees.  This Cream of Earl Grey has a pleasant creamy bergamot aroma. Freshly brewed, the black base is smooth and well balanced with the bergamot and vanilla flavors. Sometimes you get an Earl Grey […]