Teaviews Profile: CJ


Tea became my drink of choice on Friday the 13, 1979.

It was Good Friday. I was staying with my friend, Julie, whose family was devoutly Catholic.

"We can't eat or drink anything except water and black tea," Julie announced as she retrieved a pot and a box of Lipton from her kitchen cupboards.

I still remember the dark amber swirls the teabags made in the boiling water as she sloshed them around. I was hungry and the smell was divine. With one sip, I was hooked.

For decades, I downed pot after pot after pot of the strongest, darkest teas I could find- Assams, Ceylons and heavy-roasted oolongs. I drank so much I gave myself caffeine poisoining!

These days, I focus on finding lighter teas with complex, unusual flavors.

A serious student of teas and tisanes, I received my certification with the International Tea Master's Association in 2013.

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CJ's Favorite Tea Products

Golden Leaf Tea Charcoal Roasted Jade Oolong     10/10
Dachi Tea Co. N°8 Scarlet Honey Oolong     10/10
Dachi Tea Co. No. 6 Golden Lilly Oolong     10/10
Dachi Tea Co. Verdant Valley Oolong     10/10
Sanne Tea Jin Xuan Oolong     10/10
Genki Matcha     10/10
Davidson's South African Green Rooibos     10/10
Hari Teas Shoti Maa Sanctify     10/10
The NecessiTeas Orange Marzipan     10/10
Origin Tea 2005 CNNP QiaoMu GuShu Raw Pu'er Cake     10/10

Recent Posts by CJ:

Review: Canton Tea Co. Glenburn “Peach Blossom” White Darjeeling     03 Apr 2017
Review: Canton Tea Co. Glenburn Estate First Flush Darjeeling     28 Feb 2017
Review: Golden Leaf Tea Charcoal Roasted Jade Oolong     17 Feb 2017
Review: Dachi Tea Co. No. 7 Oriental Beauty     13 Jan 2017
Review: Dachi Tea Co. N°8 Scarlet Honey Oolong     02 Dec 2016
Review: Dachi Tea Co. No. 11 Red Jade #18     15 Nov 2016
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