Tag Archives: black tea

Spring break special! Teajo’s mango Assam

17 Mar
Wake me up, before you mango-go...

Wake me up, before you mango-go…

The only thing better than tea is, of course, free tea.

Since Teajo is offering free Assam samples for new members, you can bet your pot that I jumped on it like Renly Baratheon at a Chippendale’s fest. Next thing I know, the Assample is at my doorstep and begging to be tasted. Fast shipping–plus the company has been nothing but warm and welcoming over the ‘Net.

Enter high hopes. Continue reading

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Black tea: Basics

2 Mar

Let’s start at the very beginning
A very good place to start
When you read you begin with A B C
So a snooty tea blog must begin with black tea

Blacks are the most common and readily available teas around the world, thanks to our buddy Lipton. (And perhaps a touch of British imperialism–East India Trading Company, anyone?) If you were one of those folks who was introduced to tea via the good ol’ bagged stuff, then I apologize most profusely to your tastebuds and hope that it didn’t put you off tea-drinking for good.

So what’s the real deal about black tea? Continue reading