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Utopian Teas’ White Monkey Paw

Brand: Utopian Teas’ White Monkey Paw

Tea Rating: 85/100

Steep Time: 1-3 minutes

Steep Temperature: 180 Degrees

Utopian Teas is a newly opened online tea retailer. They currently offer 2 oolongs and 2 greens for buying, but will be adding some varietals soon. All of their tea s come straight from individual plantations within the Fujian province & Wuyi Mountains in China. Which ensures good,high quality leaves!

This tea is sourced by Utopian Teas from the Wuyi Mountains in China. The Wuyi Mountains are located on the border between the Fujian and Jiangxi provinces, in South Eastern China. The many peaks of the Wuyi range reach about 6,000 feet above sea level. The mountains are located in an area with deep gorges, winding rivers, and many caves. The mountain offers up some of the best areas for biologists to study due to the many varieties of plants and animals. It is widely regarded as the richest depository of tea varieties in the world. The soil on the mountain has large rocks from an ancient volcano that was once there, which gives the teas from the Wuyi Mountain a very unique character.

This is a green tea made top two leaves and the bud of new season growth and is picked in early spring.The dried leaf is said to look like that of a monkey’s paw, which is where the name originates from. The dry leaf smells sweet and sensual. This tea is so delicate it reminds me of a white tea, more than a green tea, as the flavor is light and delicate.The liquor smells fresh,which follows through in taste too. There is some fruit flavor and nuttiness in the tea, which play together perfectly. The best part is the natural sweetness on the finish, which makes me crave another sip. This tea would be good for tea folks who was to get into Green Teas, but fear the vegetal quality in some green teas. I also identify some slight floral notes in the tea, but that is very very slight, and may go unnoticed by most.

Finally, for Tea Tuesday on Twitter, Utopian Teas is running a very awesome deal, where if you buy 2 teas, you get 2 teas completely free. That results in 8 oz. of free tea! What a great deal! Be sure to check it out, as it ends tonight,June 29,at Midnight EST! You  have the chance to get all of their teas for the price of just 2! http://t.co/dbJB4iG


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Online Store: here
On twitter: here
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Review of Utopian Teas’ Iron Goddess of Mercy

Brand: Utopian Teas’ Green Spiral

Tea Rating: 85/100

Steep Time: 3-5 minutes

Steep Temperature: 180 Degrees

Utopian Teas is a newly opened online tea retailer. They currently offer 2 oolongs and 2 greens for buying, but will be adding some varietals soon. All of their teas come straight from individual plantations within the Fujian province & Wuyi Mountains in China. Which ensures good,high quality leaves!

Utopian Teas sources all of their fine teas directly from tea plantations within the Fujian Province in China. This province is on the Southeast coast and is a major producer of tea. Unlike many othe

r province’s in China, the Fujian Province produces a wide variety of teas, for example; a variety of oolongs, white tea, black tea and some scented teas.This particular Ti Kuan Yin is a premium first grade tea. Ti Kuan Yin is has a long preparation period, it is usually  hand rolled and then oxidized lightly.  The process culminates  in a low temperature firing which brings out the most delicate flavors of the tea.

I’ve enjoyed this tea personally for the past week, but haven’t wrote a review because I just wanted to sip on it without having to think about it too much. This tea makes me feel , awake and cleansed in a strange way, because I’ve never felt that way with many teas. I’m sitting outside right now, with my cup of TKY and even though it isn’t sitting close to me,the smell is entrancing and is pulling me in for more and more. The smell alone gives this tea an A. It smells like fresh flowers, maybe a spring day, but with a warm “roasty/toasty” aspect as well.The taste is reminiscent of the smell, the flavor is bold,floral and smooth, almost silky. The floral aspect of the tea typically dries your mouth out, but there is that silky feeling after you swallow that coats my mouth and makes my mouth water a bit. The second steep really brings out the roasty flavor of the tea,which is very refreshing. Also in the second steep, I am starting to really taste some fruity undertones on the tea. The fruity tones remind me of a stone fruit flavor, but definitely darker than peaches, so I think of a plum or maybe cherries. I’m off to steep more of this tea, looking forward to more complex flavors unfurling in future steeps!

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Online Store: here
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Review of Utopian Teas’ Green Spiral Tea

Brand: Utopian Teas’ Green Spiral

Tea Rating: 87/100

Steep Time: 1-3 minutes

Steep Temperature: 180 Degrees

Utopian Teas is a newly opened online tea retailer. They currently offer 2 oolongs and 2 greens for buying, but will be adding some varietals soon. All of their tea s come straight from individual plantations within the Fujian province & Wuyi Mountains in China. Which ensures good,high quality leaves!
This tea is sourced by Utopian Teas from the Fujian Province in China. This province is on the Southeast coast and is a major producer of tea. Unlike many other province’s in China, the Fujian Province produces a wide variety of teas, for example; a variety of oolongs, white tea, black tea and some scented teas.
What an interesting green tea, it’s like none i’ve had before.  The liquor was very dark in color, a very dark yellow shade, versus the pale yellow or pale green color that is commonly found in green teas. The flavor is very full and flavorful. It doesn’t taste vegetal,or grassy much at all, instead this tea has a deep earthy aspect, that reminds me of some black teas.The mouth feel was also thicker than the greens that i’m used to, but I like that aspect. The tea is like of nothing that i’ve ever tasted, the look of the dry leaves resembles gunpowder tea, but that is the only thing the two have in common. I like it, especially on the first day back from the weekend.

Check out Utopian Teas on the web…
Online Store: here
On twitter: here
On Facebook: here