I'm not really a coffee person. I prefer tea, and I know a lot of fellow writers love tea, too. But have you ever wanted to break out of the Early Grey or English Breakfast norm and try something new? Well, let me help you find some cool new teas! If you need a little hot and flavorful boost to help you reach your writing goal or you're just a lover of tea or you'd like to try some tea but aren't fond of the stereotypical types, these Tea Tuesday posts are for you.
This weeks tea is ...
How I found it: Last fall the new Tawainese oolong company Tea Ave (opened March 1, 2015) emailed me and asked me if I would be interest in reviewing some teas for their soon-to-be-open company. At first I thought this was good to be true, so I double checked, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover this company was indeed legitimate. They had some delays, but they finally sent me the samples I requested in February--and more! I also got the lovely cups and oak tray displayed above and a tote bag. They were so kind and generous and their teas are fantastic. The wait was worth it!
The Tea: This tea is a light, white tea with a hint of sweet lily and spicy ginger. It reminds me of the Magnolia Oolong, but it is still defined enough to stand on it's own. It's very tranquil and refined and absolutely delicious. It's a good tea to drink if you want to want to wind down after a long day and perhaps while you're doing some reading when you really want to focus. It's so yummy!
Serving Recommendations: I steeped this tea for five minutes and added sugar.
How much is it and where can you get it? Though I received this tea as a free sample you can purchase the teas yourself on the Tea Ave website. The prices range from $9 for the smallest amount to $70 for the largest amount (U.S. dollars and not including shipping), but you also get three free samples of your choice with your order. It's pricey, but it's quality.
Have you tried this tea? What did you think of it? Have you had any teas from Tea Ave?
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