Red Blossom

Who Deserves A World Tea Award? WTR Picks

by Jason Walker on April 17, 2014

in Voices of Tea

Like many other industries, those of us connected to tea business will gather to select the best and brightest of our peers. Now is the time to submit nominations. Nominate BEFORE 25 April 2014. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WorldTeaAwardsNominations   In Case You Need Some Help With Nominations: Best Tea Publication Art of Tea –  One of the best English […]

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Best Teas, Damned Lies, and Stastics

by Jason Walker on February 13, 2013

in Member Content

. Who has the best teas? This question gets asked by WTR readers at one time or another. I decided look at the Scoresheet and try to answer that question from a more objective approach. The results may be surprising. Take a look:

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. Appellation. For wine and other products, appellation offers legal protection. It prevents a tea labeled “Darjeeling” from being produced outside of the designated geographical region of Darjeeling. Even though it has been produced for generations, da hong pao tea does not yet have such a recognized (and enforced) appellation. So I asked 2 colleagues […]

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. Comment: “A new Wuyi oolong cultivar developed over a decade ago by the Wuyi Shan Tea Research Institute… .” Some nice WuYi wulong character, but not as intense (aroma, texture, lasting aftertaste) as some grades of the classics. I hope that as this cultivar ages, it will increase its richness. Adjusted score: 91 . Origin: […]

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Tea Review 347: Red Blossom’s Rou Gui

by Jason Walker on April 21, 2011

in 85-89, Chinese, wulong/oolong

. Comment: some odd flavors, but can be corrected with the right vessel and steeping methods. . Origin: Fujian, China Score: 88 Price (as of post): 2 oz = $26 . Compare teas with others on the Scoresheet. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Operated by Jason Walker. Subscribe […]

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. Comment: texture and aftertaste balance well . Origin: Wu Yi, Fujian, China Score: 90 Price (as of post): 2 oz = $36 . Compare teas with others on the Scoresheet. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Operated by Jason Walker. Subscribe in a reader or by email

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