Friday, January 25, 2013
2012 Winter Tea
Earlier in the season, I heard some bad news about this winter's tea: not enough rain and warmer weather..... well, the patience and hope have paid off. We waited and waited and our delicious winter Oolongs have arrived!
For this season's tea, we offer four High Mountain Oolongs: ShanLinXi is bright and enjoyable; Alishan is soft and floral; Lishan is buttery and yummy; and DaYuLing is delicate and complex. If I really have to choose a favorite, I would currently vote for Lishan. I like a tea with exceptional mouth feel.
Our three Baozhongs are all very good, too. Farmer's Choice Baozhong has a really clean and nice body; Competition Style Baozhong is floral and balanced; and 2nd Place Baozhong is floral and has the best aftertaste. At this moment, I can't decide which one is my favorite.
Some of you might prefer roasted Oolongs during winter time. At Floating Leaves Tea, we offer you Muzha Tieguanyin produced by Farmer Zhang( one of my favorite tea farmers). This Tieguanyin is rich and satisfying. Our Dong Ding Charcoal Roast just arrived. I love this Dong Ding. It's very full bodied with a wonderful warm, roasted and sweet aftertaste that lingers in the mouth.
I look forward to sharing some of these teas with you. And stay warm with a good pot of tea!
*photos are provided by Rob Bageant.