I recently received a sample set from Crafted Leaf Teas that they were giving away and in that set contained a special surpise: Jin Jun Mei. Listed on their website were the contents of the pack and JJM was not one of those included in the set. It looks like a substitution was made and … Continue reading My First Jin Jun Mei
Smoked teas. They aren't for everyone. Usually, it is one of those things that people either love or hate, and I fall in the camp of loving it. In fact, if you forced me to pick my favorite tea, I would say a smoky Lapsang Souchong. I had three different smoked teas on hand, and … Continue reading A Trio of Smoked Teas
Hi everyone, I am back with another edition of "Can I Guess the Tea?" This tea has some special sentimental value. We are currently hosting an exchange student from China for a few weeks and she brought us all gifts from her home town, and my gift was Tea. I had no idea what kind … Continue reading Can I Guess the Tea Part 2
So I don't have much experience with white tea, hardly any to be accurate. I have two and only two kinds of white teas in my possession so I thought it would be interesting to taste them side by side to compare. Those teas are White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) from Mei Leaf and a … Continue reading Tasting Two White Teas
I received some Chinese gift teas today from a co-worker of mine who has just returned from a visit to China. Since the tin was entirely in Chinese, I thought it would be fun to try to guess what kind of tea it is, to test my skills and knowledge I have gained so far … Continue reading Can I Guess The Tea?
Oh how I love a good smoked black tea! Something about the smell of the dry leaves just speaks to something deep down in my soul that I can't quite put into words. No other tea does that for me. I didn't even know that smoked black Japanese tea (wakoucha) even existed until very recently … Continue reading Smoked Japanese Black Tea