China Dragon Phoenix Pearl Green Tea

Green Tea ChinaSince the Sung Dynasty over 800 years ago, Green Tea enriched with the fragrance of jasmine has been an all-time favorite. Dragon Phoenix Pearl gets its name from the visual characteristics of the tea bushes “climbing” the hillsides like a dragon coming out of the water.

The tea is picked in April/May and processed by hand. Once rolled, the tea is wrapped in silk mesh and dried by fire to set the form. The tea is then held until August/September when the finest jasmine blossoms are in bloom.

The jasmine flowers are picked before noon and set aside until evening when the petals begin to open in the cool night air. Once open, the “marrying” of the jasmine to the tea happens in two applications after which the jasmine petals are removed. Order this truly remarkable China Dragon Phoenix Pearl Green Tea today!


Ceylon Chester Broken Orange Pekoe Tea

Ceylon Chester Broken Orange Pekoe Tea originates from Galle, Sri Lanka and is a typical low-grown black Ceylon tea. Ceylon got its name from its country of origin until the name of the country changed to Sri Lanka in 1972.

Grown in the southwest Galle district, this black tea can be produced almost year round. The average growing elevation for this tea is 1,000 feet and below; the steady year-round temperatures and generous level of humidity provide for an ideal atmosphere for this high quality tea. What you’ll find with this black tea is a full, yet delicate taste that is mellow and brisk; it is incredibly smooth with a golden color and definitely delicious! Serve Ceylon Chester Broken Orange Pekoe Tea with milk or lemon, or serve it as an iced tea. Your guests are going to love it!

The Perfect Teas for Autumn

I don’t know about you guys, but I am so excited for Fall!  There are so many wonderful things about autumn…the leaves changing, the cooler weather.  I especially love cinnamon brooms!  You know what else is great about fall?  Fall Teas that are perfect for this time of year!  Visit CoffeeAM’s Fall Teas page to find some of the best teas for October and November.  From Apple Spice to Organic Chai, you’ll find exactly what you want on this page!

English Breakfast Tea vs. Irish Breakfast Tea

Let’s have a battle of the islands, shall we?  Old England and the Emerald Isle haven’t always gotten along, and they’re fiercely proud of their homelands.  That can apply to pretty much anything, including items that are named after them!  So let’s see: which is better, English Breakfast Tea or Irish Breakfast Tea?

English Breakfast Tea usually has Assam, African, and Ceylon teas included.  Each of these were once part of the British Empire, which helped shape who they are today.  So when you drink English Breakfast Tea, you’re getting a taste of Britain’s former imperialist glory!

The tea itself is intended to accompany rich, fatty, fried foods.  For breakfast, that means it’s perfect with bacon and eggs.  It’s also great with strong flavors like smoked fish.  It’s rich and robust, and definitely holds its own with these foods.

Irish Breakfast Tea, on the other hand, is quite dark and strong, just like the Irish like it.  The flavor is very pronounced and distinct, and the Irish love this tea.  In fact, they’re the highest per-capita consumers of tea in the world!  Irish Breakfast Tea usually includes rich and malty Assams, and occasionally includes Indonesian and African teas.

So which is better?  Both the English and Irish would tell you that their teas are better, of course.  The truth is, you’ve gotta try them both for yourself to decide which one you like more!  Try them both today and tell us which one you like!

Fall’s Coming; Time for Some Chai!

Aren’t you excited for the weather change?  It’s time to break out those sweaters and boots!  Autumn is finally rolling in!

As fellow tea lovers, we know that you like to change things up as the weather cools.  May we suggest you try some Chai Tea this fall?

Our chai tea is available in concentrates, latte mixes, and teabag form. Chai is a mixture of tea and spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom. It is traditionally blended with milk and can be enjoyed hot, cold, or blended with ice.  Doesn’t that sound like the perfect tea for a cool November morning?

Order Chai Tea today!  We know you’ll love these options as a little taste of fall!

Japan Genmaicha Green Tea

Japanese Genmaicha Green Tea is an incredible example of the art of tea. Legend has it that sometime during the 1400s, a servant named Genmai leaned too far forward when serving hot tea to his Samurai warlord; the rice snack in Genmai’s pocket fell into the samurai’s tea. To their surprise, popping commenced upon the rice falling into the near boiling tea. Intrigued, the samurai tasted the tea and was overwhelmed with delight! He then named the tea after Genmai, and he requested that it be served every day thereafter.

Harvested while still young, the tea leaves are then dried and mixed with puffs of roasted, hulled rice to give it the appearance of “popcorn tea.” Each cup of Japanese Genmaicha is sweet with a delicious toasty finish.

Japanese Genmaicha Green Tea is an excellent all-day tea, and it’s also good with light foods!  Enjoy it anytime; you’ll only receive the best from CoffeeAM!

Lapsang Souchong Tea

Lapsang Souchong Tea comes from the Fujian province of China. After the rolling process, the teas are placed into wooden barrels until they begin to emit their own pleasant aroma. As a final step they are placed in bamboo baskets and hung over smoky pine fires where they dry and absorb the smoky essence. This meticulous process makes this tea flavor significantly distinctive from all other teas.

This unique tea encompasses an exotic, smoky flavor; it has often been referred to as a smoked tea. Lapsang-Souchong has grown in popularity with those who appreciate single malt Scotch whiskey and fine cigars. The preparation of the leaves involves withering over cypress or pine wood fires. Once steeped, this gourmet tea produces a bright, burgundy-orange cup of tea with an assertive and bold flavor.

Drink Lapsang Souchong with only a little milk, if any.  It goes great with seafood, especially fish!  You might also consider it with traditional English breakfast foods.  Try it today!