35 Tasting Notes
we have an amish store nearby (sometimes referred to as the dented can store) which rocks. it’s like tj maxx, but food focused, and they put a lot of efforts into finding good quality, organic foods that are slightly outdated, 2 seconds past expiration, with dented packaging, and then they sell it Cheap. i love it (Thanks St. Ignatius General Store!). this tea was there. it is wonderful. like juice. feels like summer, which is nice since its freezing outside. the color is gorgeous. i am officially a zhena fan.
obviously, from my incessant tea notes about it, oolongs are my favorite. i drink tea for benefit, and i believe the most benefits are in oolongs and pu-erhs. slightly intuitive, mostly researched. i am looking for a wholesale supply of bulk oolong and tried this one. the other teas i have had from this company are lovely, so i think it is the tea i don’t like, not the company’s blend. too dirty tasting, not balanced, slightly acrid. anyone have a formosa they love?
green tea rarely does it for me, and sometimes it makes my belly feel funny. i’m not into this one. i’m a little partial to loose leaf, and think the crushing involved in bagging a tea brings out edges that i don’t love. i’m also a believer that crushing tea leaves releases so much of their goodness prematurely, that it feels more like flavored water than a powerful health beverage, which is my relationship to tea. but, the size of these tea bags makes a perfect eye mask, and I used them on two facial clients yesterday. brew strong, then dip in ice water for the best eye treatment. layer over some borage oil, and you’ve got yourself a great treatment! perfect for puffy, tired eyes…_
I bought a pound of this last yer and just finished it off. I stored it in a cellar, and it is still light and delicious. I like white teas, but generally prefer an addition, and the peachy deliciousness to this rocks. I think I like the smell of the dry tea even more than the taste. I always use boiling water, and rarely time my steeps because I just steep it until I want to drink it. This is yummy.
This is funny. Found it at TJ Maxx, funny packaging, odd ingredient list which consists of berries and nothing else (although I broke a the bag apart and am completely confused by the contents, which included greens). Has a light fruit taste, no depth. I am using it in a spritzer bottle for setting make-up and mixing it into facial masks for clients. Smells lovely.