About The Tea Review Blog


Tea Review Blog is an online community of tea lovers and tea reviewers to share their love of tea with one another. Tea reviews are posted quite frequently, and we love sharing information about teas and tea-related items!

We have a growing panel of independent tea reviewers, who are tea lovers from all walks of life and who do not manufacture tea (except for one reviewer, Anne, who hand-blends her own artisian tea blends, but only reviews other’s tea), so their reviews remain honest and unbiased.

The Tea Review Blog is owned and managed by the Tea Guru (Grace), who does frequent reviews of tea also, but who also does not sell or manufacture teas of any kind. She took-over from previous Tea Guru (Stephanie) when the opportunity arose, out of a love and obsession for all things tea and hopes to be able to use this blog to further share that passion with others.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. I sell/make tea or represent a tea company. Would you review my tea, and if so, where can I send samples?

We are always happy to review tea samples sent our way. Every package of tea samples that we receive are divided up amongst our reviewers according to their own personal preferences in tea. We would like to include your tea samples in there too! Please see our review packages and advertising page to learn how to get started. If you have any questions about tea reviews, please send us an email here and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.

2. What makes you so qualified to review tea?

I drink it. No seriously, when you think about it, that’s probably the main pre-requisite for reviewing anything at all is having experienced it…a lot. Both myself and each member of our 12-member panel of reviewers have one thing in common – our shared passion and knowledge of tea. I’ve been reviewing teas professionally for almost 2 years, and some of our panel members have more experience than that!

3. How often do you post new reviews?

New tea reviews are posted 1-3 times per week depending on how many teas we get asked to review.

4. I’ve noticed a lack of any bad reviews on your site, isn’t there any tea you don’t like?

Yep, there sure is! Of course no one is going to like every tea they try, but here at the Tea Review we believe in the age old adage “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”. So we choose to only review those teas which we enjoy drinking. Samples are sent to our reviewers as part of our tea review package. They are based on their preferences as well, so we try to fit each tea reviewers with teas that they enjoy. Samples which aren’t enjoyed by one reviewer will be passed on to a reviewer that might be more partial to it!

5. Do you do link exchanges? What about advertising?

We don’t do link exchanges, but if you would like to inquire about partnerships or similar requests, please email us. For a list of open advertising opportunities on Tea Review Blog, please see our BuySellAds marketplace listing.

6. Will you accept advertising from non-tea related companies?

Yes, as long as it’s clean!

7. How do you choose the teas that you review?

We review teas which our reviewers are currently drinking, meaning ones which we have purchased and enjoy to some degree, which depends heavily on the preferences of each reviewer. We are also sent samples from tea companies who ask us to review their teas as part of our tea review package. Those samples are divided up evenly amongst our reviewers. In this case we will review the tea and share our experience with others. See #4 above!

Other reviewers in our 12-member independent review panel may have many varied ways of selecting which teas they review. They are free to post reviews on any and all teas that they would like to review!

8. You’ve reviewed a tea from our company, may we use this in our website or in our advertising?

Absolutely!! We absolutely hope that you will link to our reviews of your tea from those pages on your website or blogs that sell that tea. In fact you may use our reviews in your advertising efforts also (think “As seen on The Tea Review Blog!”).

Here’s a great button you can use on your site:

As Reviewed By The Tea Review Blog

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<a href="http://www.teareviewblog.com"><img title="As Reviewed By The Tea Review Blog" src="http://www.teareviewblog.com/reviewed-badge.jpg" alt="As Reviewed By The Tea Review Blog" width="100" height="50" /></a>

9. How can I become a reviewer for The Tea Review Blog?

People who are interested in reviewing teas for The Tea Review Blog should email us. If we have an opening for a reviewer and you sound like a good fit, we’ll be glad to let you know more about being a reviewer on our panel.

10. I have a question not answered here, what should I do?

Send us an email and we will get back to you shortly.