Darjeeling: Champagne of Teas

We here at Octavia Tea will be toasting the new royal couple with our Darjeeling Reserve. Known as “the champagne of teas,” Darjeeling is a world-famous tea growing region that produces teas with a unique & sought-after flavor. Our Darjeeling Reserve is from the Okayti tea garden – the same garden where Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite tea is from! So you may not get an invite to Buckingham Palace for the royal wedding, but you can at least sip the tea. . . . → Read More: Darjeeling: Champagne of Teas

Selecting our New Genmaicha Tea – Tasting Notes:

Over the last 6 weeks, we have been receiving countless packages of tea samples through the Japanese Post. After narrowing our decision down to five finalists, we held our final cupping session today. It is time to select our new Genmaicha tea….

As you can see from the photo and our tasting notes, not all teas that share the same name are identical. Different gardens and tea producers in Japan sent us their best Genmaicha, but the flavors, aromas and appearances were shockingly different. . . . → Read More: Selecting our New Genmaicha Tea – Tasting Notes: