Speaking of books, this Oolong was like Tea Source wrote the book on seamless flavor delivery. (Pun, of course intended.) How dare a good flavored tea exist. My single-origin snooty tea cred is dropping down the ‘Tubes.
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Every cup has a taglist of sip-‘speriences that came before.
For crying out loud, how can anyone take a cup and not feel something? (If this is you, go back home and do it over again.) My last cup: getting re-acquainted with a Pu-Erh for 4 infusions of raspberry tiger awesome.
English speakers like to complain that Mandarin Chinese is the most difficult language in the world. (Then other Asian Studies students tell you no, Japanese is the hardest. This annoys the declining Latin and Russian majors. Meanwhile, everyone else in the world wants to find the poor soul who invented English and punch ‘em in the face.)
However, no one can argue that Mandarin is un-tea-niably useful–especially for our bud-dies and sip-lings who like to get down with a cup of Bai Mu Dan or Long Jing.
Thus, here are words commonly associa-tea-d with tea, and their variations: (Because heaven forbid a transliteration system actually makes sense.): Continue reading →
I’ve had these samples from the kind folks at the Lazy Leaf Tea Company since June, and finally had the chance to review them properly. Their Facebook page also operates as their retail website, so no worries about getting through a bog of social media and Pinterests to track them down. (If only the rest of life were that simple!) And the prices aren’t half bad, even when you convert pounds to whichever currency is sitting in your pocket. (Unless it’s empty–the glamorous life of a tea blogger.)
Luckily this is only two teas, so we can leisurely sip along. They even included tea filters! As a tea-monstration of their “signature” teas, Lazy Leaf has chosen to feature an Earl Grey and a flavored Chun Mee green–“Jasmine Lychee” should make an interesting bundle of flavors… Continue reading →