In the early days of my loose leaf tea drinking, I first encountered jasmine green tea pearls. I was working evening shifts at the college library and we had a small, varied supply of tea, mainly our favorite tea bags. But one night, one of my coworkers had brought in loose leaf teas they were looking to share. I was fascinated by these little green pellets in one of the tea canisters and dropped a few in mug even though we didn’t have tea bags or filters. I watched the balls of tea unfurl and fill my mug with flavor. Read More
Attention everyone: I have found a pure pu’erh (no added flavors) that I like! Oh my gosh. I should have told you to sit down first. You are floored. Literally. Upon the ground. Let me help you up, darling. Here. Sit on this fainting couch I keep in my heart specifically for revelations like this. I’ve been looking for a pu’erh without flavoring for ages that I liked. It was up there with Matcha as a final hill I needed to climb to be a proper tea person. Of course, the notion of a “proper tea person” is a bit Read More
As I delved into my tea cabinet recently, I realized I had been stockpiling oolong teas. Where did they all come from?! Since the season is finally starting to turn, and oolong teas always make me think of spring, it seemed like a good time to try them all. So I had an Oolong-A-Thon and brewed ten samples from my stores. The numbers below aren’t a “best-of” ranking, but they roughly move from most delicate in flavor to the most potent in flavor. . . . . Alishan High Mountain from Cameron Taiwan Premium Loose Leaf – The dry Read More
In a way this reminds me of an English Breakfast type tea but then I can understand the Black and Green “meeting in the middle’ type of description as well.