Employee Selections: Jenny Loves Jin Xuan

We polled some members of the Octavia Tea family to see what their favorite teas are. Our hard working staff drinks tea all day long, so they’re sure to have some great opinions!

Jenny Jenny has been part of the Octavia Tea family since July

“My current favorite tea is the Jin . . . → Read More: Employee Selections: Jenny Loves Jin Xuan

Graham’s 318 Hosts an Octavia Tea Tasting

Considering myself a bit of a tea connoisseur, I jumped when a recent opportunity to document an Octavia Tea Tasting presented itself. Elizabeth Stephano of Octavia Tea, had arranged with local merchant Graham’s 318 to host the event hoping to educate the community about her company and about tea, in general. Despite my tea pot collection, fancy little brewing mechanisms and collection of teas from all over the world, this class certainly was an education for me, as I realized I had a lot to learn… . . . → Read More: Graham’s 318 Hosts an Octavia Tea Tasting

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: