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Life in Teacup


Web: www.lifeinteacup.com
Last Updated: Jan. 15, 2018

About Life in Teacup

Life in Teacup is a small tea company that is committed to support small business and small tea-growing operations. Life in Teacup specializes in Chinese teas, particularly those from Anhui, Fujian, Sichuan, Yunnan, and Zhejiang provinces, and from Taiwan.

The company focuses on direct sourcing of artisan teas from areas of production, and their website and the Life in Teacup blog are a rich source of detailed information about tea, especially those sold by Life in Teacup.

The company usually closes temporarily in winter. Check the website for timing of closures.

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Amanda
(338 reviews)
83 / 100
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Guevera Shu

Style: Ripened (Shou) Pu-erh – Region: Yunnan, China
Mar. 4th, 2015

So, how does this one smell, that is the important question! Pretty good actually, it is rich and earthy with the expected notes of loam (erring on the side of pine forest loam this time) clean soil, and some mineral notes as well. As a fun little surprise the finishing note is molasses, giving a bit of sweetness at t...

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80 / 100
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the aroma is so evocative of a coniferous forest that for a moment I can transport myself to the forest I used to romp in as a teenager. It was a mixed forest, but since this was the South, a large portion of the forest was pine, so I am very familiar with the at times almost intoxicating aroma of pine loam, wet pine w...

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Kmidst
(14 reviews)
93 / 100
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Well perhaps on the website this may be considered a mid-grade tea, but I was really impressed by it. I now know what a quality oolong is supposed to taste and smell like. It's rich both in aroma and flavor, and lasts very well through multiple infusions. Infact, I experimented on the third and fourth infusions: It was...

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93 / 100
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Wuyi Jin Jun Mei

Style: Black Tea – Region: Fujian, China
Nov. 15th, 2014

Wow. This is on par with the Da Hong Pao I tried from Life in Teacup.

I was hit with a rich blast of cocoa and hazelnut. It just smelled so good it's hard to describe. Made my mouth water in anticipation.

That first sip was heaven. A decadent balance of maltiness and cocoa undertones. It was sweet like honey, and...

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93 / 100

This is how a dragonwell should be! The aroma was beautiful, thick and sweet and nutty with a vegetal tinge. The color (when brewed just right) comes out light-golden, like midday summer sunlight. I loved the flavor, it tasted just like I wanted it to - delicate and sweet with that classic dragonwell character. Felt sm...

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