My intention is to write tea reviews that make sense to regular tea drinkers.
There are some fantastic professional tea tasters out there, but sometimes their reviews are hard to understand by non-professionals.
For example, a professional tea taster might describe a tea as “having citrusy notes with a malty and jammy aroma, followed by a rounded sweetness.”
While a professional tea taster would understand what this means, I believe there is a need for reviews to be written in plain English.
If I can achieve some success writing tea reviews in plain English, I’ll consider it a job well done.
I taste all the teas I review. I try all the tea makers and teawares myself. I visit every teahouse I review.
When I review tea, I taste the tea and take notes. When I compare my notes to what has been written by professional tea tasters, I almost always hit the nail on the head.
That’s how I manage to write quality, honest reviews without the technical mumbo jumbo.
FYI – I’m never paid for a review. If a company sends me some tea, I’ll taste it. If I like it, I’ll write a review. If I don’t like it, I don’t review it. The same goes for any teawares a company sends me and any teahouses I visit. I never charge a fee or accept payment for a review.
If you work for a tea company and would like me to review one or more of your teas or teawares, you can reach me through my contact page.
- Buddha Teas Saffron & Green Tea (Review) – The health benefits of both saffron and green tea are combined to make a gorgeous, natural tea
- Chantal Guillon: Macarons & Teas – Located in San Francisco and Palo Alto, CA
- Mackenzie King Tearoom – Located in the heart of Gatineau Park in Quebec, this review includes a recipe for Mackenzie King Tea