If you enjoy tea, then you should read my Tea Reviews section. If you don’t enjoy tea, you should still take a look in there and see if my cutting edge style percolates some kind of interest in the leaf.
Anyways, reviewing tea was something I never really set out to purposely do. I just threw together a page one day in March of 2005 listing a variety of teas that I’ve had. If you’re curious, you can see this older version, here. While it was something that I had been tossing around doing for awhile, it was a previous co-worker who suggested that I make a page, since he realized that he (and others) were always asking me what tea I’d suggest, since I seemed to drink a lot of them; about 5-6 cups in a typical day.
That single static page got rather lengthy at some point and thusly begat a database driven system to catalog all my teas with a rating. Then I adding in company info. Then I added in pairings. It’s pretty much taken on a life of its own and looking back on it, I’m pretty surprised how far it’s come. In fact to date, there are now 100 teas and 17 tea brands in there. And while I don’t get paid for this, it resulted in making it a lot easier to pitch the Mighty Leaf Travelogue series that myself and #1 Fan did last year.
That being said, the samples, the boxes, the tins and everything are getting out of control. I don’t even know how many random teas there are around the apartment now. But because of this, I want to open up a tea sampler giveaway. Entering this giveaway is simple: leave a comment on this article. If you’re up for it, write which of my reviews you like the best to be eligible for a runner up prize if you’re not the lucky sampler recipient.
Once this article slips off the main page (that’s about 5-7 days from now) I’ll randomly, unbiasedly, and super scientifically pick someone from the comments to ship a sampler of a whole bunch of different teas to, which is going to be interesting and maybe introduce people to stuff they never had heard of or tried before. So, leave a comment, take a chance, and hopefully some leafy goodness will be coming your way soon. Just make sure you put in a valid email for your comment, or I’ll have no idea how to reach you if you win.