You know what, screw the sample box. The Curse of Murphy’s Law has been upon me all day, and I need a treat.
This is, after all, the first DROP of tea I’ve had ALL DAY! And I’ve survived until dinnertime on only three bananas and a glass of milk, and before taking the train home, the best cafe latte in the world ever.
But it’s still not the same as a cup of real tea.
And you know what? This tea was pretty awesome from the sample I had. It’s infinitely better whne bought in a proper quantity. There are big bits of dried orange in it too, which I didn’t see any of in the sample. I know they’re little more than decoration, but they’re still part of the overall impression one gets of the product.
It’s much more orange-y now. I think it’s because I’m also dosing the leaves differently than I did with the sample packet.
I would really advise all of you to go out and try an orange flavoured pu-erh. Orange and pu-erh flavours suit each other amazingly well.
Oh yum. I can’t even begin to describe how much I needed this.
(Also, I went and bought some new tea to have at work (on days where I have time to get some, mind!) for me and my boss, and I went into a tea shop in the city where I work and asked her for an oolong off the darker end of the spectrum and she looked at me funny. Then showed me two and pointed out a difference in leaf size. And said something about ‘half-fermented’. She has a tea shop. Isn’t she supposed to know that oolongs come in more than just the one colour and degree of fermentation? And that ‘half-fermented’ is a relative term? And is she really going to stand there and show me a ‘Formosa Oolong’ and a ‘Taiwan Oolong’ and try to make me believe they don’t come from the same general area? REALLY??? I would have headdesk-ed but I was honestly too busy looking like this: O.o
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is just one more in the long list of reasons I don’t like using that particular shop much.)