Fo Cha (Silk Road) ~ Urban Temple by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. August 21

Fo Cha Buddhist Tea ~ Silk Road Teas

Since it wasn’t bought in a traditional grocery setting, I am not 100% sure how long this tea had sat on the shelf before i found it. Never a good sign.     Silk Road Teas specializes in rare and artisan teas (but then, apart from TeaVana or DavidsTea, who doesn’t? ;). I’d run across […]

Tea Excursion: Los Angeles ~ Getty: East Pavilion by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. August 20

Tea Excursion: Los Angeles

Last week I had the good fortune of being plopped down at UCLA for a work-related conference. I’ve always said that Southern California is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there, and this trip more or less solidified that belief in my mind. In a way, LA is paradise. In […]

Nepal Black (DavidsTea) ~ liquor by jocilyn mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. May 01

Nepal Black ~ DavidsTea

Based on the last several DavidsTea reviews, I have come to expect, well, disappointment from their teas. I’m not sure that’s fair, but it is the reality. Fortunately, i have a better reason to write today. So it is that I come to review DavidsTea’s Nepal Black. Nepalese Blacks are by and large some of […]

Laos Black #05 (Steepster) ~ loose leaf macro 14X by jocilyn mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. February 25

Laos Black #05 ~ Steepster

      I won’t belabor the obvious parallels. Even a child would be able to recognize that what I’ve obviously constructed here is a strikingly accurate 1:100,000,000 representation of the majestic Tibetan K2… At any rate, to follow up on yesterday’s post, I dug through my tea shelves and pulled out something I’d been […]

Doctor Stop vs. Cast Iron ~ liberation by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. February 24

Doctor Stop vs. Cast Iron, or why this looks like a hiatus but isn’t

I have been hesitate to post anything in the past couple weeks for two reasons: First I have been dealing with a massive knot of challenging hospitalisation and interpersonal issues (i won’t bore you with the details except to say I’ve averaged about one emotional breakdown a day for almost a month and my tear […]

Tai Mu Long Zhu (Upton) ~ liquor Mulan by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. January 31

Tai Mu Long Zhu ~ Upton

I get really excited whenever i get the chance to review another Upton Tea Imports tea. I have so many that i could almost do one a week, but people would get sick of seeing it. Virtually nothing is known about Tai Mu Long Zhu (泰姆龙珠), which makes it both frustrating and mysterious. A spring-grown […]

Jade Cloud (Rishi) ~ liquor by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. January 30

Jade Cloud ~ Rishi

When it comes to teas that are easily found at your local grocery, Rishi is my penultimate favorite (behind Numi).  And yes i realise that sentence is ridiculous. One of the things i love most about Rishi is how well they spell out the origins of their products. From merely glancing at the side of the box […]

Organic Matcha-iri Genmaicha (Hibiki-an) ~ loose leaf macro 14X by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. January 28

Organic Matcha-iri Genmaicha ~ Hibiki-An

Despite being excited about it for months, so far I’ve only managed to review one tea from Hibiki-an, Organic Sencha Superior. At this point i have two others waiting to be reviewed and i’m chomping at the bit to share (if only so i can justify placing another order). As you know, Hibiki-an is a […]

Good Hope Vanilla (The Republic of Tea) ~ liquor B by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. January 24

Good Hope Vanilla ~ The Republic of Tea

I was watching this astonishing Nova documentary called the “Dawn of Humanity” last night that really had my scientist heart singing. In college i actually received an A+ in Physical Anthropology; the study of hominids is one of my great passions. The Dawn of Humanity takes place in the Cradle of Civilization in South Africa, […]

Blueberry Infusion (Elmwood Inn) ~ packaging C by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. January 23

Blueberry Infusion ~ Elmwood Inn

Some of you may remember the wonky-crazy post i wrote almost a year ago on Elmood Inn’s Bourbon Black Blend. This winter I somehow managed to stumble upon another of Elmwood Inn’s uber-rare domestic products, a caffeine-free Blueberry tisane. Besides the fact that it was grown in Kentucky, i think the most exciting thing about Elmwood […]

Ceylon Lumbini Estate (TeaSource) ~ liquor by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. January 22

Help me win tea to review!

All this week TeaSource is promoting their new website by doing giveaways and contests. One of those contests is a photo contest with a grand prize being free tea for a year! As you can imagine, free tea to review on this blog would be IMMENSELY helpful. As you may know i haven’t bought much TeaSource […]

Arbor Teas Incursion January 2016: Darjeeling Makaibari Estate 1st Flush by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. January 17

Incursion: First 2016 Tea Incursion, Arbor Teas

I’ve been utterly swamped with work this last week and haven’t had five minutes to string together a blog post, sadly. Hopefully I can make up for my silence by posting the year’s first Tea Incursion and coincidentally plugging a local business, Arbor Teas. Admittedly it was only about six months ago that i wrote the […]

Eli Excursion January 2016 ~ The Queen of Tea and Doggerel by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. January 10

Excursion: First 2016 Tea Excursion… Can you guess where?

Thank you very, very much to those of you who voted in last week’s Happy 4753! poll. Your input was extremely helpful and i really appreciate it. :) People said they enjoy reading my Tea Excursions, and when i first came up with the idea i had really meant to do these at least once […]

Black Dragon Pearls (ChocolaTea) ~ spent by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. January 08

Black Dragon Pearls ~ ChocolaTea

Today marks the very last ChocolaTea (or, as i like to refer it “CharcoalaTea”) review. By that i mean i’m reviewing the last of the rather large batch of tea i purchased at ChocolaTea two years ago. As today’s tea is a tightly wound Black, I’m not worried about the age. I am excited to […]

Peachy Keen White (TranquiliTea) ~ matches by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. January 06

Peachy Keen White ~ TranquiliTea

Believe it or not, TranquiliTea’s Peachy Keen White was the very first White tea I tried. Years back, before Ann Arbor’s TeaHaus, Plymouth’s TranquiliTea was the only place i knew of that sold loose leaf tea in my area. In those halcyon days of 2007?, I’d never tried a White tea so i picked up a bag of […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 657 other followers