Really Unusual Teas....
How has no one mentioned 52teas/man teas bacon tea?!
and their “Tomato, Basil & Black Pepper” blend! http://steepster.com/teas/52teas/18870-liberteas-tomato-basil-and-black-pepper
The tomato one sounds like one of my favourite crackers. But… bacon?? That’s just weird.
Lariel – Yeah, I don’t know how I’d feel about drinking a bacon flavored tea. Part of me is really curious, but I never can bring myself to buy some. If I could get a sample I might be more likely to try it, but I don’t know. Meat tea… ehhh.
Tea Table has Butter Truffle—which sounds like a regular tea, but it tastes NOTHING like actual truffles haha. It’s actually quite savory, with cumin in it. Really unusual!
so, it’s truffles as in mushrooms, then?
There’s a farm here in NC that sells “truffle butter,” which is butter with bits of truffles (the savory mushrooms) in it. Expensive stuff!
God I love truffles! The mushroom kind. Truffle salt on eggs and truffle oil on fries are both delicious.
It definitely doesn’t taste like those kinds of truffles, let alone butter! The name is very misleading
Numi just started selling a line of savory teas: http://www.yumsugar.com/Numi-Savory-Tea-27908209
Nina’s jasmin has lotus in the blend, only one I have found with that.
Thé-o-dor has a darjeeling with lemon and tomato (cocotte) and a black tea with pepper and courgette flowers and a few others (toupet de legumes).
In fact Theodor has many strange, unique teas – the rooibos with nutmeg and ylang (Baya), the mulled wine tea (Oh la la)
What kind of teas do you define as unusual? Rare variety of tea or unusual flavor of teas? Some teas are categorized into very usual categories, such as green tea, oolong tea, or black tea and even with very usual names, but those teas might be made by experienced masters with generations of tradition, which making the teas unusual. Not sure if you’ve heard of Formosa teas from Taiwan. Taiwan has innovated many new cultivar of tea trees and also specialized in artisanal tea production. You could find some rare varieties in that origin. Hope this helps. = )