There are, in fact, two types of so-called “yellow tea” out there in the world! The first refers to the yearly tea tax asked by the Emperor.
The process of oxidation is very important in tea. This is essentially the part that differentiates each of the teas.
Assam and Darjeeling…some of you may have heard those words thrown around (I know I have).
While the English are known for drinking copious amounts of tea, we all know by now that they did not invent the leaf. So…how did the leaf migrate from Asia to the British Isles?
And now….we will take a look at how the Japanese Tea Ceremony progresses.
I find this Sweet Addiction Fruit Tea from FullyLoadedTea in my cup this morning!
This tea is quite a contrast to the one I had Wednesday Morning.
The aroma is light with hints of a sour sweetness. Te weight on the palate is heavier than expected though, with some twinge in the tail. The flavor is slightly fruity but with a great deal of complexity.
What’s in your cup?
What is oolong? Why is it so special?
Like any aspect of a Japanese Ceremony, every little detail has its own name and importance…let’s look at a guests’ etiquette.
A little on the groggy side this morning I dove straight for this Breakfast Tea from Taylors of Harrogate. So groggy, I failed to notice it was decaf!
In the beginning there was a plant. A green plant. Well…Green tea. Grown in either Japan or China, this plant is harvested the same way but when it comes to the processing, there are differences.