Monday, March 15, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Ladies Love the " T "

more_tea, originally uploaded by cakemix.

I just started getting really into Flickr. I keep finding these great photos of girls that love their tea just as much as I do. I thought it would be fun to start sharing these sweet finds with you. Hope you enjoy this first one by cakemix

Through the Looking Glass

Today is a bummer. It is warm yet rainy. It is Friday yet feels like Monday. It is just one of those days.

EXCEPT we just received the new spring harvest of Green Jade !!! It is a wonderful high grown green from western Hubei, China. It is selected from the farmer's earliest spring batch.

I steeped 1 Tbp at 185 degrees for 3 1/2 minutes. It has a wonderful mellow and refreshing character that suggests toasted chestnut and fresh cut grass.

Hot or on ice this is definitely going to be keeping me company this spring.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Rembeng TGFOP Assam

So last week I was sent a sample of an Assam from the Rembeng estate. I didn't really pay it any mind at first because we are really happy with the Assam that we carry. But as usual, whenever I am in the mood we run out. I decided that it was the perfect opportunity to do a taste test with a couple other Assams that I was recently given. I used the exact same measurements , same temperature, and steeping time.
The Rembeng came out #1 with flying colors. I wont even bother mentioning the other two for fear of making them cry.
Extremely smooth with little to no astringency. Rembeng is definitely a new favorite of mine. It is extremely versatile, I have already forgotten about it while steeping ( left it for approx. 12 minutes) and it was still not bitter at all. It is a great blending base and absolutely fabulous as an iced tea. I highly recommend it to anyone that is a lover of black tea.
So if you are in the area , stop by the shop and check it out.....yes, I ordered it the same day I tasted it.....its that good..AND, of course, it is Fair Trade & Organic !!