Some of you may recall the fantasticawesome Tan Yang Te Ji from TeaSpring which has sadly gone out of their selection. I have never got over the sorrow of not being able to get more of it again ever. They have a fancier leaf grade, but I will NEVER be desperate enough to pay over $17 for 50g. Ever. So that was out of reach. I put it on my shopping list because a girl can dream, but I was never going to buy it.
With the power of Google Fu, I have discovered, I think, another place (http://www.teainchina.biz) where I can get it! At under $8 per 50g. And, it seems very reasonable shipping to Denmark. AND THERE WAS MUCH REJOICING!
Watch me place an order of at least 200g when I come home from my holiday in August.
Therefore, celebration tea is called for. My eye fell on this lovely berry-flavoured green, which, less fortunately, must now be decupboarded.
Very fresh and berry-y today, with a more heavy buttery base underneath, which comes out on the swallow. That’s how I like it best.
I like that the berries are there and I don’t have to search for them, but they’re not in-your-face either. They’re even present in the aftertaste, which is rather awesome, I think.
The base green is a wee bit heavy on the butter-y-ness in the aftertaste, but it’s got a really nice freshness just at first, so everything is balanced out.
All in all, a suitable celebration tea.
(Oh, and also, allow me to brag. I’m about 1.5kg smaller than I was 10 days ago. Another reason for celebration.)