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The Tao of Tea


Web: www.taooftea.com
Phone (503) 736-0198
Last Updated: Feb. 27, 2015

About The Tao of Tea

The Tao of Tea is a tea company founded by Veerinder Chawla and based in Portland, Oregon, with a focus on organic, whole-leaf teas. The Tao of Tea mostly sells loose teas and compressed teas (Pu-erh), but a few of their teas are available in teabags.

A large number of teas from this company are organic. In addition, the company sells teas from operations certified by the Rainforest Alliance, an organization that works to conserve rainforest as well as working to address human rights concerns.

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Alex Zorach
(1385 reviews)
72 / 100
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English Breakfast

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend
Nov. 22nd, 2017

This tea smelled fantastic, but it was disappointing when I actually brewed it. It also didn't seem to match the commercial description or my expectations for an English Breakfast blend.

The dry leaf has a fresh, light fruity aroma, smelling very sweet and bright. The fruitiness is more like fresh grapes than drie...

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66 / 100
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Pearl Gunpowder

Style: Gunpowder Green Tea – Region: Zhejiang, China
May. 27th, 2017

This was a simple, coolish, fresh green tea with a hint of smoke in the aroma. Gunpowder isn't my favorite style of green tea, but I do enjoy it from time to time.

The dry leaf of this smells mild but pleasant and fresh, dusty with a hint of smoke, some cool herbal notes a little like celery. After steeping I see ...

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Jason Rowlands
(4 reviews)
90 / 100
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Royal Phoenix

Style: Dancong Oolong – Region: Guangdong, China
Mar. 20th, 2017

This is a 2nd generation Mi-Lan varietal Dancong from the Phoenix Mountains (Fenghuang Shan) in Guangdong Province. I've heard amazing things about this type of Oolong and I must say, it does not disappoint. It tastes extremely elegant and well crafted. It is rather smooth and leaves a coating around your mouth along w...

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80 / 100
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Emerald Green

Style: Green Tea – Region: Fujian, China
Mar. 19th, 2017

Also known as "San Bei Xiang" or "Three Cups" because of the different fragrances this tea provides with each infusion. I'm a little confused about the origin because the website says it is from Ningde in Fujian province but the tin I bought says it is from Zhejiang province. Perhaps Tao of Tea switched locations it ...

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Andy
(1 review)
62 / 100
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Ginger Peach

Style: Black Tea – Region: ?????
Mar. 7th, 2017

While it seems like an excellent combination, the infusion of ginger and peach feels lacking. I can't tell if it's just the wrong base of black tea or just not enough of the peach, but it ended up feeling more like a mediocre spiced black blend. Didn't hate it but can't recommend it either.

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