Oolong Mystere

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Flowering Oolong Blend
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  • “My mom surprised me with a pretty little glass teapot, and a few flowering teas. This is the first one! I chose it because I felt like an oolong over a green, and the idea of a surprise flower...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I bought a pack of three of these guys and sent two off without trying the one I kept first. Well, I tried it tonight and now I know that I was probably wrong to send them off. First of all, I am...” Read full tasting note
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This beautiful flowering tea contains blooms of amaranth and nasturtium waiting to be discovered by a tea lover. The cup is intricate and colorful, with hints of peach and rose flavor. The finish delivers a pleasing astringency that lingers in the mouth like a fine wine.

This tea was named for a pair of 2000 year old mysterious mummies found along the ancient Silk Road. The mummies were dated back to the Han dynasty, and were dressed in brightly colored silk fabric. The mystery lies in the fact that the mummies were western Caucasians – Caucasians weren’t thought to have reached China until after the Han dynasty. Written history offers no explanation for the mummies existence.

To brew, place one flowering tea ball in a teapot, and add boiling water. Infuse until the ball is fully open (about 5 minutes). Be sure to use a strainer when pouring into your cup!

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My mom surprised me with a pretty little glass teapot, and a few flowering teas. This is the first one!

I chose it because I felt like an oolong over a green, and the idea of a surprise flower inside intrigued me too. Though I suppose they all have flowers eh?

It tastes like a nice mellow oolong, with grassy notes and a flowery finish. I left the tea in the whole time and drank the pot myself so by the end of it the flowery notes dominated the blend. It’s an interesting experience and I like watching the tea brew in the pot. Pretty neat.

(if you’re a tea nerrrrrrd!)

I was going to post a picture of it but then I realized I no longer have a camera app on my phone! Whoops! I upgraded it to Cyanogenmod 10 yesterday (because my Galaxy 1 hasn’t been supported for a long time now) and I guess I missed a step. I think I figured it out. Will tinker while I sip away…

Shmiracles

what a nice gift. it’s definitely the kind of thing i wouldn’t buy for myself cuz i have a fondness for black teas, but if someone gave it to me i’d relish the opportunity to excitedly taste and experience flowering teas for the first time. perfect gift for a TEA NERRRRD! high five

Ozli

Aww, wow, that’s so nifty!!

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I bought a pack of three of these guys and sent two off without trying the one I kept first. Well, I tried it tonight and now I know that I was probably wrong to send them off. First of all, I am unable to find this one on the store site but Amazon sells it (super overpriced at $19 for three pieces at .05oz)

As I tried to take my third sip this is what I decided: This is not an oolong tea and with the temperatures that I brewed it at this ‘oolong’ tea is semi burnt which gives a funky taste. The water I used was 180f which is not an issue for even the greenest oolongs I’ve had, but for the green tea that is used on this tea it wasn’t the prescribed bating conditions.

This led me to a fun discovery via Googl’ing stuff to find this: http://www.tealaden.com/department/tea-drops-flowering-teas-350.cfm
They have an oolong one… I may have to try theirs.
Then I watched this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1vgITST_xE
Let me ask this question: If anyone referenced tampon at any point of any tea process would it be really awkward for you?

Roswell Strange

No, because menstruation (and lets face it – it’s not the tampon that makes people uncomfortable, it’s what it’s used for) is a biological thing that’s unavoidable and people who menstruate should feel safe and comfortable talking about instead of feeling the urge to keep it ‘secret’ because menstraution is viewed as shameful or is sexualized. Then again, I’m maybe a little more liberal minded than the average person – and not everyone shares the same ideologies I do.

Liquid Proust

Roswell Strange I have the same thoughts. During college a friend and I were talking about how much our culture has this emphasis that the breast on a women are sexual and therefore they are to be hidden… lots of thoughts and what not, but it comes down to men being ridiculous.
But, word for word this is what the video says: “Defiantly not like how they show it on TV, they make it seem like it happens instantly. Like open like a tampon.”
Maybe it’s just me… and sorry for these images, but when someone is brewing a tea and talking about it absorbing water and opening up the last thing I want it to be compared to is a tampon. It’s two people having fun and I liked the video; in other words, I thought about it too much.

Roswell Strange

Don’t even get me started LP…

The way some people are offended by breasts is ridiculous because they serve a PRACTICAL BIOLOGICAL PURPOSE. I hate when people get offended by people breastfeeding in public because “boobies are sex objects”. Excuse you? And then people have the nerve to say stuff like “Well, if you can show your boobs in public can I pull my dick out in public!?”. Are you going to feed it to your baby? I certainly hope not. They’re not comparable – the real comparison would be flashing clitoris in public as the clitoris has no purpose except for arousal. And I don’t see anyone advocating for the right to show clit in public…

I’m gonna stop there though, ‘cause I’m sure this isn’t the conversation Dr Jim had in mind when he replied. I’ll just keep my ‘radical’ opinions to myself :P

But point is – I’m not uncomfortable with people comparing tea to tampons. Especially when tea paraphernalia like this exists:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Handmade-art-Yixing-purple-clay-decoration-tea-pet-zisha-vivid-dildo-Penis-gift-/281530584316

Liquid Proust

I did get you started and I wanted to. My persoective is thin and it won’t enlarge unless I have an open conversation with others about things I am not constantly talking or thinking about. There is beauty in how everyone thinks differently and in this case there is a tragic issue that comes about as we dicuss the crude remarks and thoughts on women vs men on what is acceptable and what is not. These conversations should occur with passion and not hatred. I am curious to know if you think the western mind and the eastern mind differ widely on sexual remarks and thoughts. P.s. tea can bring about many conversations

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