It was a delicious Monday through Friday of sipping this past week. Below is the list of what was in my cup with links to each's respective review. Enjoy! Monday: "Indefatigable Ox" 2015 Bu Juan (Shu Puerh) Tuesday: "Eiju" Japanese Sencha (Green Tea) Wednesday: "Competition Grade" Baozhong (Oolong) Thursday:"Monkey Picked" Hou Kui (Green Tea) Friday: 2006 Gong Ting … Continue reading 5 Teas, 5 Days: A week in (tea) review.
I found myself in the mood for a puerh today -- it was cold and cloudy outside and I needed something to warm both my body and mind. I dug into my stash and decided upon one which I had recently purchased from UNYtea: a 2006 Gong Ting Ripe Puerh. The packaging called for 5 … Continue reading Tea Review: Gong Ting 2006 Ripe Puerh
This was the first time that I had tasted this tea. Two things attracted me to it... It is picked by Monkeys! (Okay, it is not actually picked by monkeys. I will admit I was let down when I discovered this wasn't true. More on that below*...) The dried leaves are huge! So naturally, I … Continue reading Tea Review: “Monkey Picked” Taiping Hou Kui Green Tea
This tea was part of my recent purchase from UnyTea. It came with the Eiju (and more) which I reviewed yesterday. Jeff has piqued my interest in a number of teas via his Instagram Live sessions, so naturally I wanted to share them with you too. This strip-style oolong did not disappoint! Scope: Name: "Competition … Continue reading Tea Review: Baozhong “Competition Grade” Oolong
Anyone that knows me and my journey in tea would know that after several false starts (with tea bags...errrr.... garbage), my interest was first genuinely piqued when I first discovered loose leaf sencha. From there the rest is history... and now my real journey has begun. This led me to a tea session today with a Japanese … Continue reading Tea Review: “Eiju” Japanese Sencha Green Tea
Today was cold and rainy... I needed something to warm me up. Enter the "Indefatigable Ox", a recent arrival from the San Francisco based tea company, QuantiTea. This shu puerh did exactly what I had hoped it would. Many brews later, I was rearing to go... and the Indefatigable Ox, true to its name was still … Continue reading Tea Review: Bu Juan “Indefatigable Ox” 2015 Shu Puerh
I love this leaf... I picked this Oolong up last month while I was in Singapore. I stumbled across it while paroozing TWG for the first time. This tea comes from the WaikatoValley in New Zealand, explained the teatender. In my first steeping of this tea I noted the tea had fragrance and tasting notes of … Continue reading Tea Review: Waikato Valley New Zealand (Chocolate) Oolong