It would not be a proper lesson on tea without sitting down and discussing the origin of tea. Where is it grown? More importantly where can it grow?
Morning Cup is a new daily segment where I post what I am drinking with a quick image of my beverage and some initial thoughts. This is Morning Cup #8
Morning Cup is a new daily segment where I’ll post what I am drinking this morning with a quick image of my beverage and some initial thoughts. These posts are not thorough reviews, and haven’t been put through my standard review process.
Milk teas are incredibly relaxing when done well. Most especially when freshly made at a tea house you like. 3:15PM, a brand by Shi Chen in Taiwan has done fairly well with their bagged milk tea variants for ‘instant milk tea.’ Check out my thoughts on this Earl Grey Milk tea by 3:15 PM.
This tea is brought to us by some new folks at the 2011 World Tea Expo. Octavia Tea had a slew of different pure and blended teas at their booth which all looked and smelled great. They provided me some samples, and I bring you the first of many reviews!
This year’s World Tea Expo is my 3rd trip to this event. I’ve appreciated the opportunities to learn and meet new people each year. I’ve made friends and contacts from every corner of the world and every continent save for Antarctica. The events and sights from this first day of the expo are similar to those from the past two years. Full of energy, vibrant colors and effusive scents tantalizing for everyone here. Read more to learn more.
Check out my coverage of both Day 1 and Day 3 of the 2011 World Tea Expo.
Taiwan is to Oolongs what Argentina is to Yerba Mate. They’re synonymous with one another. It’s just that simple. This Dong Ding Oolong from Naivetea meets or exceeds expectations.
A few years back I worked at an Asian grocery in the area. This gave me a chance to try all kinds of foods and teas I’d never had before. One of the first was this Roasted Milk Tea from 3:15 PM a Taiwanese brand.
Oolong. It’s as synonymous with Taiwanese tea as Apple Pie and Baseball are to the United States. Also known as Oriental Beauty this tea from Naivetea has nuance and character anyone can enjoy.
I used to eat a grapefruit every morning for breakfast. Its sweet tart taste was a perfect wake-up call. The translation from simple puckery fruit to smooth Oolong tea is perfect for this Grapefruit Oolong from Adagio Teas.