Dong Ding or Dung Ting? – Finding Formosa’s Finest

It wasn’t long ago that I’d never heard of oolong tea.  The word didn’t even exist in my internal dictionary, which is pretty hard to admit for someone who writes for a living and for fun, and has earned the nickname ‘word monkey’ by doing so. Now though, oolong is very much part of daily…

Yellow Tea – A New Variety Awaits…

First off, I think I need to apologise for some misinformation.  A while ago in an early post on my tea blog, I declared that there were five categories.  Well it appears that I was wrong. I have been made aware of another, a mysterious sixth category that’s as rare as it is pricey.  The…

Earl of Africa – Rooibos Nobility

It’s the start of the Easter weekend everybody! That means a whole four days off work to relax, eat far too much chocolate and then desperately try to cram in some gym sessions to stop feeling so bad about your food binge. For me, it also means plenty of time to try some new teas…

Tea Hunting – Ginger in Chester

Whenever we get the chance, Gabby and I like nothing more than getting out for something to eat and recently we got a beautiful day in which to wander through Chester and pick out somewhere for lunch. As unbelievable as it sounds, it was sunny and comparatively warm, so off went the winter coat, out…

Raspberry & Mint -An Introduction to Infusion

It’s Thursday, which means it’s nearly Friday, which means it’s nearly the weekend!  Everything feels better when you get over the hump day so I thought I’d celebrate a bit early by reviewing a tea that’s completely different to any others that I’ve tried so far. Why is it so different?  Well…because it’s not actually…