I’ve been awake for something like 35 hours at this point, and now I’m finally home – and reunited with my tea cupboard! So many teas to choose from, but it was actually very easy to pick this one, which is one of the silkiest, milkiest Formosa oolongs you could ever hope to meet. On top of the fabulous taste, it always makes me feel that bit better as soon as it hits my system – probably the antioxidants – and right now it’s even managing to make me feel sort of vaguely awake.
Ahhhh. I don’t know another tea that’s so beautifully floral in both the aroma and flavour as this one, and all while never straying in the direction of being sickeningly overly floral.
I remember distinctly the first time I tried this tea. It was a revelation. I’d never drunk a tea like it before. Now, of course, I’m a lot more familiar with Taiwan oolongs, and I’ve tried some really good ones which are as wonderfully smooth and silky as this tea, but none of them quite matches this one for the floral notes. This tea is up there with the best Taiwan oolongs I’ve tried, and yet it costs a fraction of the price. I’m not complaining. If I had to choose a single favourite tea, this one would be a strong contender.
Currently up to the third steeping of one of my favourite comfort teas as I attempt to get all my financial stuff together for my date with the accountant tomorrow. The tea is about the only good feature of the whole process.
When I’m as unwell as I have been for the past couple of weeks, I retreat to my comfort teas. This is the one I’ve been retreating to most often.
Still drinking this, because it really is just that good.
Meanwhile, I’m still drinking this just about every day. Unlike some other teas – narrow-eyed look at previous entry – it never lets me down.
I’ve been drinking this just about every day, lately. Still not remotely tired of it.
Still my favourite tea. Mmm.
Gah. Long weekend full of two things: far too much neck pain and copious amounts of this tea. I have no idea why the tea should help with neck pain, or whether it’s a whole of system/body thing to do with the effect of anti-oxidants or what. Something to remember for the next time my neck goes out, anyway!
Having some more of this as a reward at the end of a difficult day. I accidentally left it steeping for ten minutes this time. It turns out to be a very forgiving tea. I’ve just ordered some more, since I’m going through it like nothing else.
Definitely this week’s favourite new tea. I can see I’m going to just keep coming back to this one.
I’ve just been drinking this the past couple of days. I’m really loving this tea. The second and third steepings are always the best. Sometimes the first steeping has a slight edge of bitterness and sometimes not. I’m still trying to work out what’s causing that. I might keep a really close eye on the temperature next time.