Oksusucha “A typical Korean roasted-corn tea from Gangneung in South Korea. I loved it so much as a palate soother when having rich barbecued meats and spicy tofu in K-Town. In production, the large kernels of corn are roasted until they reach a deep-brown hue, and when you steep the tea you get a pale yellow, nutty, sweet, intense corn-flavored tea that is a more unique offering than the bori cha or barley tea you can get at many Korean restaurants."
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Kusmi Tea’s Bouquet of Flowers "It has a fascinating, novel-esque history, initiated in Russia in the 19th century and happily relaunched in France about 15 years ago. I've followed their incredible development over the past few years and am thrilled to have them in New York. Not only are the flavors delicious (I particularly like the Bouquet of Flowers one), but the packaging is vibrant and makes it a really awesome gift. I also recommend their detox teas, like BB Detox.”
This is one of my absolutely favorite things to give away at the holiday time. It makes a great gift, especially if given with a hand-thrown mug and one of those long, involved novels that are best read in January. (Armchair optional.) It's also great to keep a few batches on hand as hostess or last-minute gifts.
T Shop's Red Water Oolong - candy-sweet Taiwanese style tea