This tea is excellent. It tastes great out of my small clay pot, but if you prefer a western style brew this will do that too. Low acidity. It'll brew very strong or light and subtle depending on water temperature/quantity and time. Resteeps well. For the price, won't be beat.
I was able to taste 3 teas and find my favorite is Jade Oolong. The others are fine but Jade Oolong takes the highest podium. I like that these teas are organic and that the company is in Maine.
I ordered a sample pack, not knowing which teas to try. This was the first one I tried and it is amazing! Very mellow and smooth. Really lovely warm and after it cooled as well.
The instructions that came with the tea were so helpful too!
This little gem is the perfect size to warm my hands, a comforting feel as I enjoy that first cup of tea in the morning. Simple and earthy, the way I like it. Would love a little teapot to match. I am the only tea drinker in my home so a single serving pot to accompany my tumbler would be wonderful.
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."
I purchased this LRC Wuyuan black tea from Morning Glory Market in Brunswick on a whim and am ever so pleased that I did! It has everything I had been searching for in a black tea. I like a strong tea because I do sweeten a bit with Billington's sugar and a touch of cream. This tea will let me brew it nice and strong but it doesn't become bitter in the least. And there's a lingering flavor for 5 or 6 seconds after each sip, kind of a nutty, malty, creaminess that is so...well...perfect! I use 1 1/2 tsp for a 12oz cup in the morning and re-steep it for my bedtime cup. I think I might go back to Morning Glory and pick up the Lapsang Souchang and another tin of the Wuyuan! Keep offering these teas and I'll keep buying them! I have several tea appreciating friends on my list and these tins will make sweet gifts!
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?
This is a super smooth, sweet, easy to drink pu'er! Great for beginners and long-time tea drinkers. Hints of tobacco and chocolate with a thick texture. Very pleasant!
The Little Red Cup Tea Co. has found a perfect namesake vessel. Feels great in the hand and holds just the right amount of tea. Nice to look at, too! Fair trade organic tea from a local business enjoyed in a cup made by a local artist -- what more can you ask for?
A really nice tea for sipping while working in the office on a cold afternoon. I particularly enjoy the unique looking leaves and how they unfurl; I'll experiment with a longer brewing time to bring out more flavor -- after a quick brew, the steeped leaves have a pleasant smell that's reminiscent of sweet raisins.
I have been a tea lover since living in Russia. This is by far the most distinctive tea I have ever experienced. Excellent work with this unique blend of flavors. Perfect for an evening by the wood stove after a cold day outside. Drink it straight and strong!
Like the description says, this is a tea with a bit more bite than a jasmine green or something similar. It's been a good office companion for when I want something with character that will make me sit up a little bit straighter.
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.
This is my can't-live-without-it tea now! I like it strong for first in the morning. I usually do 2 tsp and re-steep 3-4 times throughout the day. Also it makes great iced tea.
I was hesitate to try this tea because I thought "delicate" meant no flavor. This is definitely not the case, it's slightly floral but really good flavor.
I tried this tea at first because the name made me smile. But once I drank it,the tea itself made me smile too. I rotate between this tea and the gunpowder and the Mao Jian and they are all great. Thank you Little Red Cup, I'm so glad I found you!
I first tried Little Red Cup tea last summer (in 2015) and since then, I haven't been drinking any other brand of tea while I'm at home. It was this gunpowder tea that won me over first and I have definitely drunk several pounds of this since then. Love it!
I love all of the Little Red Cup teas that I have tried, but this green tea just might be my favorite. Maybe it's just because it's what I am drinking right now, but it's great no matter what!
As tea goes, this one is less a morning beverage and more a mystical union. It will whisk you off to a Zen Buddhist hermitage in the T'ien Shan mountains to watch the sun rise... I highly recommend...
Can be a bit harsh if brewed too hot/ long. But taste like honey after cooling slightly. A great tea for the price!
This is my first Gaiwan so I can't say if it is better or worse than any other, but I have enjoyed using it to make tea, and I am sure I will like it more as I become more comfortable with it.
This is a great little cup. It has a wonderful feel; it is solid, but not heavy, small but not delicate. The red slip band has just enough grip that it does not feel like it will slip from your hand.
Smoky, intense, and smooth. Unlike any tea I've ever had before. A strong tea good for cold afternoons. Enjoy slowly, bit don't let it cool! No need for sweetener, though I found that it paired nicely with an oatmeal raisin cookie!
Love green tea and love oolongs and this tea combines best of both. Always feels like an indulgence when I make a pot of this tea. Very special.
This is a great simple tea. I've definitely given it to people who didn't think they liked green tea and it has changed their mind. A great starter green.
I basically drink this tea every morning. I was checking my email and saw this one asking for reviews while my nose was in a perfect mug of jasmine. A great delicate tea. My favorite.