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All Organic Tea and Teaware Reviews
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Lovely

Took a bit of time to find my preferred ratio of tea to water but once I found it I absolutely loved it

Truly delicious

I'm normally a black tea drinker and didn't think I cared much for oolongs, but I was so wrong. This tea has a wonderful flavor and is an absolute treat.

Fabulous black tea

Little red cups tea is some of the best I’ve had. The Wuyuan black has big full leaves- and a rich, strong flavor. It’s my new morning tea! And I love supporting a small business that sends you a little hand written note- it’s the little things!

Better than coffee

Rich, deep flavor that leads to a mellow response. Forget coffee's caffeine frenzy! And a taste that doesn't linger or sour your mouth (and breath) for hours. This is essential tea.

A tea adventure

I have been moving away from (artificially) flavored teas, and toward traditional teas. I never realized how many different tastes could be in one tea! I just finished a delicious third steeping of Jade Oolong, with a a bright beginning, followed by a mellow, complex flavor, and a mildly astringent (but not bitter) finish. Yet, each steeping is also a new experience. It is important to me to source Fair Trade and organic tea. Add to that great customer service, and I know I'll be ordering another tin of Jade Oolong when this one is finished.

wonderful oolong

The sweetness and delicious flavor of this oolong really surprised me. It may be my favorite of Little Red Cup teas so far.

This is my go to, quintessential oolong and I cannot wait to enjoy it again and again . Thank you! Also the rangsai green special is a personal favorite , it’s delicious and so fragrant

Beautiful tea with heart

We most often buy the green mao jian, often form our local coop. As the teas is so good and popular, the coop is often out and I have had the great pleasure to order directly from the Little Red Tea Cup website. To my surprise I got a personal note from one of the owners with a beautiful welcome and offer to deliver my tea purchase to my house in Portland when possible in their schedule. This extra touch, felt so warm and neighborly and made me enjoy their excellent tea all the more! My son who suffers from Lyme disease, feels that this tea helps energize him and get him through some very tough days. I can only think it is the warm hearts behind the tea that help make it extra special and healing.

Little Red Ceramic Tumbler & Jasmine Green Tea: A Delightful Gift

Love that the charming cup and tin of tea are both designed with celebratory red flourish! I was surprised at how fast the delivery was from Maine to the West Coast. I caught a problem indicating that my order was not filled out correctly and sent an email about it. I got a response within minutes; they had already recognized and corrected my mistake. A bit later one of the owners took the extra step of following up with a personal phone call. Kudos for the quality of both products and for the unusually high level of customer service!

high praise

gave a sample of this tea to my son and just received this text "I want you to know that this tea is like the best tea I have ever had. It made me swear."

Bounces!

It does indeed keep a serving from cooling so quickly. I must say found the littleredcup not as exciting as in the photo--considerable slippage in painting the red band.
But having said that, I bring a great virtue to your attention. Virtue as a physical strength, and virtue as a spiritual attribute.

While washing up, we dropped it onto our stone kitchen floor, from a great height, five feet probably. The cup bounced back up to nearly the original height,
THEN BOUNCED AGAIN, and we grabbed it. It was not broken, not even chipped. Isn't that a wonderful thing?

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Organic Green Mao Jian
Bartholomew A.
Great tea

Your tea is delicious and always delivered in good shape

Lovely warm flavor. Full bodied but not bitter or agressive.

Simply the Best.

I admit it - I am a tea "snob" in the way some people are coffee "snobs." I am particular about the tea and how it is brewed. And I know that anything Little Red Cup offers will be high quality. Yunnan Black is simply the best. No more tea bags, no more bland brews. It is rich, aromatic, and wonderful. Tea as it should be.

A unique oolong

A bit more floral than the oolong that I’m use to, but I really like it. I find myself brewing this over the other two oolongs I have. I have had a hard time finding the right amount of leaves since we brew two cups in the morning in a cast iron pot. Sometimes it is weak, sometimes too strong and bitter. Hopefully I can get the formula right soon! My only wish is that the packaging for the lb. package were recyclable and more eco friendly.

Pleasantly surprised ...

I have recently switched to consuming tea on a daily basis after finally giving up coffee for good.
I have been pursuing the perfect tea and organic and free trade were a must.
Finding your small company and receiving your thoughtful note in addition to this delicious tea has definitely enhanced my life in a wonderful way.
I look forward to hopping out of bed in the morning and thoroughly enjoying a cup or two to begin my busy day and then relaxing with another cup for "happy hour" late afternoon to wind down the day.
I never realized how tea can offer such pleasant energy when needed yet be so soothing to the nervous system and mind. Not to mention how delicious served black or with a splash of cream and bit of sugar as a real treat!
Thank you for sharing your love of tea and your superior customer service. I will definitely be back for more!

Best Tea During Pandemic

This wonderful tea has gotten me through the last 2 months of sheltering at home. I have i cup every morning after waking- it is strong but subtle, refreshing and awakening. It reminds me of the wonderful tea I have whenever I am in China- which may be awhile from now. Thank you!

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Organic Jade Oolong
Christian H.
Second purchase

I got the sampler for a friend with my first purchase and she loved it so I got a gaiwan and some jade oolong and Camilla teas and I am very pleased!

My new favorite tea!

Little Red Cup is my new favorite tea company, and jade oolong is my favorite, altho I've yet to try them all and I also love the white peony and the gunpowder. I love the tin the tea is packaged in, and I love this company (no, I'm not related--I first discovered the tea at Morning Glory in Brunswick.) And a real bonus to get organic teas imported from China. Long live Little Red Cup teas!

My Chai Recipe:

My recipe for one cup of chai:

Bring 3/4 cup of water to a boil in a pot on your highest heat.
Add 1.5 teaspoon Yunnan Black tea from the Little Red Cup Tea Company.
Add one quarter teaspoon ground cardamon.
Boil until you see the dark tea color.
Add 1/4 cup of half and half to the boiling tea ( heat is still on your highest heat ).
Stir with wooden spoon to prevent skalding.
Lift the pot off of the heat source when the chai begins to boil over with small bubbles.
Put the pot back on the heat source and stir until the chai froths up again.
Remove the pot from the heat source.
Put the pot back on the heat source and stir until the chai froths up again, one last time.
The chai almost boils over three times.
Pour into a cup with a cotton cloth as a strainer.
Add maple syrup to taste.

Enjoy!

Best green tea outside of China

I have visited China frequently and the green tea served at business meetings is unlike any tea in the U.S. So imagine how excited I was to try this tea and find it was very close to the real thing! And made in my home state of Maine to boot! I have just placed an order to sample many more of your fine teas. I can’t wait to try them. I am likely to abandon tea bags forever. Thank you!

Wonderfull teas

I have missed these types of tea since I closed my shop years ago. Thank you gor presenting them to me again.

My purchase history speaks for itself

2 pounds in less than 3 months... need I say more? Best Lapsang I've had....

Tastes like chocolate and joy!

This is the first time we are trying this oolong, and it is wonderful! Smells like cocoa powder and tastes like woodsmoke and deep forests in the rain! Highly recommend!

Delicious, smoky tea

If you're looking for a delicious Lapang Souchong, you're likely to really enjoy this tea. If you've never had a smoked tea before, it might not be for you. Try a small sample first as many can find this style of tea overwhelming.

The leaf quality is high, lots of full leaves and a full pungent taste. Delicacy isn't what you're looking for in this style, but it has some nice nuance.