Friday, June 20, 2014

Cultured Cup Tea Shop

I recently went to a tea tasting at  The Cultured Cup. It's a small tea shop that sells various teas, including Mariage Freres, teaware and even some caramels by a local producer. Kyle Stewart, one of the owners, is a certified tea specialist and has an amazing wealth of tea knowledge that's he's happy to share.

These were the first batch of teas I ended up buying.

Keemun Hao ya - is a black tea that is rather dark and hits some of those Ooling notes that I love.

Yellow Rose of Texas - is a tea they blend black and infused with yellow roses from German. It has some dark notes with the lightness that rose brings.

Kukicha - One of my favorite Japanese green teas. It's a wonderful clean and crisp taste.

I had to wait a few days to get them since they were being shipped in.

Bohea - A smoked black tea, which is actually similar to the kind of tea George Washington drunk. It has a deep taste.

Russian Caravan - This is my second favorite tea and is actually the first real tea I ever drunk.  It's a blend of oolong, keemun and lapsang souchong. So it has a mild smokiness and is easy to drink.