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


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