Tea Review – Story of My Tea – Chocolate Chai and YICHA SHOU PUERH BRICK 2013

Company Name: STORY OF MY TEA

 

TEA SELECTION: THE FIRST OF THE SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

 

 

Interesting Highlights:

I know you all remember me talking about Story of My Tea and if you don’t, just do a search on my page to catch up to this post.

Story of my Tea had an incredible KickStarter Promotion and I had been so privileged to try their teas prior to the rest of the world. They have an amazing product both in subscription as well as loose teas to purchase.

 

Their product is one of great teas and great information and with every tea purchase you receive information about your tea as well as a QR reader to scan and look up even more information. It’s an incredible combination and I fell in love with the whole concept and then I fell in love with the teas.

 

I received my first box and a couple of the teas I have reviewed prior to this so I will just link you to the reviews.

 

The finished boxed product is really amazing please take a moment to read and look at the images below: Story of My Tea is a worthwhile purchase and educational as well.

 

REVIEW: CHOCOLATE CHAI

 

So this is why I love Story of My Tea so much: This tea was created as a chai originally when tea was brought India and the locals added their spices to it and it became Chai, in the 21st century a new twist was added (chocolate) to give our Chai tea an even more modern taste. (This was a very condensed version of what you will receive).

 

This tea has some spicy notes to it as well as a dark cocoa flavor (not chocolate) and I think this tea would make an incredible morning tea.

 

 

Cost: See website for information

Price may vary according to the amount purchased.

 

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REVIEW: YICHA SHOU PUERH BRICK 2013

 

I was thrilled when I received my first subscription from My Tea Story and I was even more thrilled to find an added surprise of the above tea. I could not wait to try it. Now a brick of tea is interesting because you should use a special pick to break up the tea so I got mine out and broke off enough tea, being careful to keep it in as much in tact as I could. There was a lovely earthy scent that came just from examining the brick.

 

 

It brewed up in a reasonable amount of time (I was impatient) and it’s a lovely deep color not dark but deep and the smell is very earthy, not green. I steeped it a bit longer and the hue is a deep rich brown color with nice highlights.

 

The taste is so smooth, almost like a fine wine no bitterness or aftertaste but just a beautiful smooth mellow earthy tea. It’s really wonderful and I’m thrilled to have more to share with friends as well as later in my work week!

 

 

Cost: See website for information

Price may vary according to the amount purchased.

 

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Previous reviews of My Tea Story can be found on the links below

 

REVIEW: ICCHA KARIBAN 

 

REVIEW: DARK ROSE

 

REVIEW: YA BAO SILVER BUD

 

Company highlights, notes and more:

 

We believe tea is art and that every tea has its own story- A story of its origin, history, heritage and people; A story that inspires open-minded exploration; A story that makes the tea a little more personal than its taste and smell.

 

We came up with the idea of Story of My Tea when, out of our curiosity for tea, our goal is to help you:

 

  • Experience the best of tea from around the world
  • Discover the beauty, cultures and diversity of tea
  • Keep track of your tea exploration

 

Read more and visit the website: CLICK HERE.

 

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AVERAGE BREWING INSTRUCTIONS:

These are common instructions for brewing teas, however if the company suggests other brewing I will include it in the review section.

 

Time and Temperature Guide:

 

Tea      Temperature Minutes

Black      95°C / 205°F 3 – 5

Oolong/White 85°C / 185°F 3 – 4

Green/Yellow 80°C / 176°F 2 – 3

Herbal/Tisanes.         100°C / 212°F 5 – 15

 

** As always stated by My Tea Vault, we think you should enjoy tea the way you like it, I like mine very strong with no sweetener, these are just guidelines and I suggest you use the guideline then adjust for your own tastes.

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