I recently ordered a sample of Jeju Sejak green tea from Harney and Sons and decided to try it out tonight. I didn't know anything at all about Korean tea beforehand, so I did a little research and found that Jeju is a small island south of the mainland of South Korea on the same … Continue reading Trying Jeju Sejak Korean Green Tea
I know what you're probably thinking. What the heck is GABA? I know this because it is exactly what I thought the first time I read it. Maybe you are already familiar with GABA and what it does, but I was not until recently. GABA stands for gamma-aminobutyric acid and it is supposed to help … Continue reading GABA Oolong
I bought a sample of Colombian Black from Harney & Sons a while ago, and I had been saving the last session worth of tea so I could write about it. Let's just say this tea is quite unlike any other I have had and I very much liked it! Dry Leaf As you can … Continue reading Colombian Black Tea
Today I wanted to talk about the basic items needed to brew tea, usually referred to as teaware. There are four basic things that you will need to get started brewing loose leaf tea. Those are: 1: Kettle to heat water / thermos to hold hot water 2: Brewing vessel 3: Strainer 4: Cup My … Continue reading Basic Teaware and Big Red Robe
So I was at my local Earth Fare store recently, and noticed that they sell loose leaf tea by the pound, and one of the teas they had for sale was Darjeeling. Before this my only experience with Darjeeling was a bag of Twinings, so I was eager to try one loose leaf and brewed … Continue reading Darjeeling by the Pound from the Grocery Store
I ordered a sample of Li Shan oolong from Harney & Sons. I've read about the Li Shan or Alishan high mountain oolong from Taiwan being naturally creamy and thought it sounded interesting so I gave it a try. Boy was it delicious! I didn't realize how much I needed a creamy oolong in my … Continue reading Tasting of Li Shan from Harney & Sons
Hi everyone! My name is Eric, I'm an American husband and father and I love tea! You probably have a general idea of what tea is, however, that may mean different things to different people. Tea in the scientific sense is leaves from the tea plant (Camelia Sinensis). Some things are called tea that aren't … Continue reading So What Exactly is Tea, Anyway?