tea (n.) \ˈtē\ 1. shrub (Camellia sinensis of the family Theaceae, the tea family) cultivated especially in China, Japan, and the East Indies 2. an aromatic beverage prepared from tea leaves by infusion with boiling water.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Finum Medium Infuser

I've had this for almost 2 months and it works great.  I find it much easier to clean than my old 16 oz. Teavana Perfect Tea Maker.  Plus the leaves can drip dry in a second cup for multiple infusions.  Soggy leaves no more!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Jianxgi Golden Tips

A light floral taste on the pallet. Smooth. Add a pinch of sugar to really bring out the orchid. Extremely tippy!  Upton's description follows: “This Jiangxi province Ning Hong Jing Hao has a delicate orchid aroma and a soft, sweet flavor that lingers on the palate. The complex cup has a pleasing balance of strength and flavor. Attractively priced for a select, hand-made tea.”

K92: Jianxgi Golden Tips
Origin: China
Steeping Suggestions
Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup
Water Temp: 212° (boiling)
Steep Time: 5 min.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

White Orchard

Very aromatic upon opening the pouch with silk tea bag inside. Strong peach and melon scent. Brews rather strong for a white tea.  Hints of fruity flavoring while drinking. Use sugar to bring out flowery notes.  Hard to taste the white leaves over the fruit medley. Excellent as a cooled tea with sugar. Sold by Mighty Leaf.