Recently I’ve had the pleasure of sampling tea from a group of tea lovers from China, Australia, Canada and France (all living in China)who make up Teavivre. This company has a terrific website with an impressive amount of tea information. Be sure to check out all the great photos in the Tea Pictures section. I especially enjoyed seeing the Tea Exhibition photos at three different locales.
The tea was very well packaged with individual bags of tea inside the foil pouch. There is a great label on the back with a lot of really useful information including origin and manufacturer, production date, storage instructions, shelf life and a brew guide.
I have several types of tea to sample including Bailin Gonfu black, White Peony (Bai MuDan), Jasmine Dragon Pearls green, Yun Nan Dian Hong black, Dragon Well green and a Ripened Aged Pu-erh Mini Toucha.
Since I’m such a black tea lover, I first sampled the Bailin Gongfu. This brewed a satisfyingly smooth and slightly sweet cup of tea. I really like this one.
I was tempted to try the Pu-erh next, since I was not feeling up to par and I’ve read that this tea (sometimes called a medicinal tea) is great for calming stomach upsets, but settled on White Peony instead. I’m not fond of tea that is really flowery, but this Bai MuDan was delicate, sweet and not too flowery – really delicious.
I’m very happy with the Teavivre tea that I’ve sampled thus far and will share more later. Meanwhile, if you’d like to learn about the company and see the excellent variety of quality tea that is available, do visit their website. They also have a reward program for discounts on future purchases and free shipping on orders over thirty dollars.