Harvested in the perfect conditions created around the West Lake in Hangzhou province, this one comes from the the Meijiawu which is one of the finest.
Rev angel made her way through tea samples she has collected over the years. She surfaced a lichee-infused red tea that is likely 7 years old. We westerners call them black, but one look at the liquor will tell you why that’s not right.
like so many people, Rev angel’s introduction to black tea was Lipton. it was good enough to build a youthful tea habit (with evaporated milk, west indian-style,)
From big white leaves to bagged blacks, from fragrant tisanes to funky puerhs, we want to know when, where, and how you drink it.
Gao Cong has the distinction of being a tree. this imparts a woody flavor not found in other cultivars.
The teas produced require some of the highest skill, and can take the longest time (20 hours). they can be potently fruity, floral or herbal.
Rev angel prepared herself for the dreaded second vaccination shot, she had anti-inflammatories on her mind. the turmeric that gives golden milk it’s color is second to none, and when combined with it’s anti-inflammatory cousins, ginger and cinnamon, it’s healthy AF.
Rev angel just received a small load of white teas because 2020 teas were good all around. the most complex of whites she has tasted thus far is Ye Sheng Yue Guang Bai or Purple Moonlight White.
If you favor blacks, try sheng pu-erh. if wuyi “dark dragon”oolongs are your thing, experiment with tippy whites or first flush greens. being truly who you are is about exploring the edges of familiarity and comfort. to tea or not to tea? that’s not even a question.
Like so many people, Rev angel’s introduction to black tea was Lipton. it was good enough to build a youthful tea habit (with evaporated milk, west indian-style,)