Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Flight of Teas! April 28th & April 29th

This weekend, we are indulging in a light and lovely flight of teas. Come by our tasting bar to try our White Fairy, Osmanthus Oolong, and Panyang Golden Tips.

Creating a light but sweet cup, White Fairy is a white tea that comes from the Hunan Province in China. Having big white tips and twisted green leaves, this tea is quite enjoyable to look at.

Osmanthus Oolong is a rolled oolong from China that is blended with Osmanthus flowers. Sharing many of the same fruit flavors of our other oolongs, there are also lovely floral aromas and a lingering fire quality, left from the final firing of the leaves.

This tea is 100% golden tips from Panyang, located in northern Fujian of China. Panyang Golden Tips is a medium-bodied tea that has gentle honey flavors. An excellent afternoon brew, Panyang Golden Tips can be enjoyed with or without milk. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Flight of Teas! April 21st & 22nd

Hello again, tea fans! This weekend is not only important to celebrate Earth Day, but also celebrate your love of tea. Come by the shop for our flight of teas, brewing this Saturday and Sunday: Kukicha, Ziyun Puerh, and Wild Wuyi.

The Japanese never let anything go to waste during the process of making tea, thus creating Kukicha, which is simply tea stalks. There is a lesser amount of caffeine in this Japanese green, but it brews a lovely green color with medium vegetal flavor. 

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Ziyun Pu-erh Maocha is a 2008 raw pu-erh, with sleek and wiry leaves. Producing hints of nectar during its brew, this earthy tea has a lighter body in comparison to other pu-erhs. It has a lingering mineral quality that is true to a pu-erh.

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Wild Wuyi comes from high in the Wuyi Mountains, in the same area where some of the best oolongs and Lapsangs are created. Wild tea plants with smaller golden tips is what creates this black tea. There are hints of coacoa in Wild Wuyi, with a strong body.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Flight of Teas! April 14th & 15th

Hey, tea fans! This weekend come by the shop to try our yummy flight of teas: Yanagi Green, Chun Mee, and Bai Hao Oolong.

When making Sencha, there is a rubbing process, and during so sometimes leaves fall out and become flattened or folded. These leaves are what makes Yanagi, having a lighter taste than a typical Sencha. Due to its lighter brew, people prefer to enjoy this Japanese green prior to meals, or even in-between.

Chun Mee is a traditional green tea from China. It carries a brisker taste than most Chinese greens, reminiscent of charred asparagus. If you enjoy Gunpowder Green, you will definitely enjoy this tea!

This Taiwanese Oolong has a taste similar to our Fanciest Formosa Oolong, brewing a stoned peach fruit flavor without a masking charcoal essence. Bai Hao is an enjoyable cup for the Oolong lover or beginner!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Flight of Teas! April 7th & 8th!

Happy April, tea fans! Though the temperature is rising and flowers are blooming, we haven't stopped pouring tea! This weekend, come try our flight of Chinese teas: Fenghuang Shuixian, Yunnan Golden Tips, and Tippy Yunnan!

Fenghuang Shuixian is an Oolong that has hints of spice with a lovely undertone of peach fruit. Its big leaves are twisted with hints of russet, making it the perfect Oolong for those who enjoy a little body but not an overwhelming flavor on the palette.

Coming from the Yunnan Province, this tea is a combination of dull gold buds and black leaves. Yunnan Golden Tips holds a sweet but earthy flavor, similar to many Yunnan teas from China. With a medium body and smooth finish, this golden tea will become a fast favorite.

Tippy Yunnan has big black leaves with a touch of gold in them. Brewing an enjoyable balance of sweet and earthy, this Chinese black tea creates an overall smooth cup of tea. It's birthplace being the same as Yunnan Golden Tips, come try to taste the discrete differences in the two brews!