I’m slowly getting through my samples. I’d heard about this tea – maybe in the context of how expensive it was – but I was primarily excited to try it because I’m very fascinated with the dark(er) side of oolong teas. (Honestly, it was that roasted tieguanyin at T Shop – ugh. Amazing.)
Finally dug into my 2oz packet of four seasons spring oolong that I bought at T Shop. Felt more justified at brewing gongfu because I can now measure out exact amounts of tea with my new digital scale! and am thus not wasting or brewing incorrectly.
Another one of my samples from Verdant Tea! After trying the tieguanyin at T Shop, I wanted to open another type of oolong. One of the things I love about tea is the variety – there are hundreds of ways to take tea leaves from plant to cup, and so many variables that all affect the taste in your mouth.
It’s a brisk Sunday afternoon (gotta love that east coast weather haha), so I’m breaking open the second pack! I’ve heard the name of tieguanyin tea thrown around, but other than its status as an oolong tea, I don’t know much about it. A user on reddit/r/tea recommended Verdant Tea’s aged tieguanyin to me, so I thought I’d try it out before making a bigger purchase.