Sunday, November 13, 2011
Spring In My Cup
Alex Zorach has made major changes to his website over at http://ratetea.net/. You might want to go over there and check it out. This is a really good site and if you haven't checked it out, go and read up on your favorite teas.
Oops - I described yesterday's tea as green, but it really is an Oolong. I shouldn't make assumptions.
On tap for today is Serendipitea's Forever Spring Oolong. These tightly wrapped little green pellets give off an orchid aroma, crossed with a whiff of white kindergarten paste, so I know right away this will be a comforting tea. lol It is from the Song Bo region of Nantou, Taiwan, where it is harvested on a nearly year-round basis. I brewed it with water about 190 degrees for about 2 minutes. As it brews a more lilac aroma comes out. This is one of those teas you should use a glass container to brew in - it really is fun to watch these little pebbles stretch and unfold into long stems and leaves. You find yourself unable tobelieve such big leaves could ever be rolled into such tiny-ness.