Lumbini Estate #5 FBOP

Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis Common Names: FBOP, Black tea Tasting notes: Medium bodied and astringent notes, earthy yet softly floral. Light malty notes, sweet with yeasty light notes. Origin: Lumbini Estate, Sri Lanka Brewing temp.: 96 °c Steeping time:  5 mins Antioxidant Level: Medium Caffeine Content: High Personal notes on the tea from WTA Core.01 Dry leaf appearance…

Mudan #3 White Tea

Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis Common Names: Mudan White Tea Tasting notes: Lightly astringent, floral, sweet, aromatic, medium body. Origin: Fujian Prov. China Brewing temp.: 96°c Steeping time:  5 mins Antioxidant Level: High Caffeine Content: Low Personal notes on the teas & herbals Dry leaf appearance Wet leaf appearance Infused liquor Aroma analysis Flavour Analysis  Large random sized…

Tie Kuan Yin 1st grade #4 Oolong

Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis Common Names: Tie Kuan Yin Oolong Tasting notes: Green, with some semi astringent, and floral notes. Origin: Tie Kuan Yin 1st grade Brewing temp.: 96 °c Steeping time:  5 mins Antioxidant Level: High Caffeine Content: low Personal notes on the teas & herbals Dry leaf appearance Wet leaf appearance Infused liquor Aroma analysis Flavour…

Huo Shan Huang Ya #2 Yellow Bud

Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis sinensis Common Names: Huo Shan Huang Ya, Yellow Tea  Tasting notes: My new favorite!  Very lightly astringent, floral, light green and vegetal notes, sweet and smooth. and fresh. Origin: Wumijian, Huo Shan county, China Brewing temp.: 96°c Steeping time:  5 mins Antioxidant Level: High Caffeine Content: Low Personal notes on the tea…

Sencha #1 Green

Did this tea at two temperatures, the lower temp. of 72°c was less astringent, more floral, with a silky mouth feel.

Peppermint Leaf

Botanical Name: Mentha piperita Common Names: Brady mint, balm mint, curled mint, lamb mint. Tasting notes: Floral, grassy, minty, rough mouth feel. Origin: United States Brewing temp.: 100 °c Steeping time:  5 mins Antioxidant Level: Caffeine Content: none Personal notes on the herbals from  – Starwest Botanicals Dry leaf appearance Wet leaf appearance Infused liquor Aroma analysis Flavour Analysis…

Marshmallow Root

Botanical Name: Althaea officinalis Common Names: Althea root, sweet weed, mallards, guimauve, mortification plant, schloss tea, wymote. Tasting notes: Soft light, nearly tasteless. Origin: Croatia Brewing temp.: 100 °c Steeping time:  4 mins Antioxidant Level: Caffeine Content: none Personal notes on the herbals – Starwest Botanicals Dry leaf appearance Wet leaf appearance Infused liquor Aroma analysis Flavour Analysis  Beige &…

Marshmallow Leaf

Botanical Name: Althea officinalis Common Names: Marshmallow leaf, Althea root, sweet weed, mallards, guimauve, mortification plant, schloss tea, wymote. Tasting notes: Vegetal grassy rough mouth feel. Origin: Croatia Brewing temp.: 100°c Steeping time:  5 mins Antioxidant Level: Caffeine Content: none Personal notes on the herbals –  Starwest Botanicals Dry leaf appearance Wet leaf appearance Infused liquor Aroma analysis Flavour…

Organic Lemon Verbena

Botanical Name: Aloysia triphylla, Aloysia citrodora Common Names: Herb Louisam, Lemonscented Verbena, lemon beebrush Tasting notes: Dry mouth astringent feel, grassy, soft light citrus. Origin: Egypt Brewing temp.: 100°c Steeping time:  5 mins Antioxidant Level: high Caffeine Content: none Classical use: Calms the stomach, reduces feelings of stress, helps to eliminate congestion, reduces a fever. Personal notes on the herbals…

Lily of the Valley (wild crafted)

Botanical Name: Convallaria majalis Common Names: Lily of the Valley, May lily, may bells, convallaria, conval lily, our lady’s tears, little maybells, fairy cups, muguet, lily constancy, ladder-to-heaven and Jacob’s ladder. Tasting notes: Strong green & vegetal notes with a distinct bitterness. Origin: Hungary Brewing temp.: 100°c Steeping time:  4 mins Antioxidant Level: Caffeine Content: none Classical medicinal properties –…

Argentina Black Orthodox

Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis assamica Common Names: Black Orthodox Tasting notes: Malty and astringent. Origin: Argentina Brewing temp.: 100 °c Steeping time:  4 mins Antioxidant Level: Caffeine Content: Personal notes on the teas & herbals Dry leaf appearance Wet leaf appearance Infused liquor Aroma analysis Flavour Analysis  Small broken dark brown uniform sizes of bits of leaves & stems. Opened…

Darjeeling 2nd Flush

Darjeeling 2nd Flush Tasting notes: Sweet and malty with a medium astringency. Origin: India Brewing temp.: 100 °c Steeping time:  4 mins Antioxidant Level: Caffeine Content: Personal notes on the teas & herbals Dry leaf appearance Wet leaf appearance Infused liquor Aroma analysis Flavour Analysis Long wirey rolled leaves & tips, variety of jade greens and deep…