Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"Me" Tea

I love doing tea reviews but sometimes it can become like a job. I've been posting every other day religiously for a quite a while now. Unfortunately that often doesn't leave a lot of time for me to just enjoy tea. Every once in a while I have to take a step back and make time for what I call "me" tea. No reviews and no tasting, just my favorite tea brewed in favorite yixing pot. In this case it was the Huang Zhi Xiang Dan Cong Oolong from Seven Cups. I can't exactly explain why but this has been my absolute favorite out of all of the teas that I have had over the years. I think part of that bias is that it was the tea I used to season my first yixing. After a long day at work this tea session was exactly what the doctor ordered and something that I should indulge in more often. What's your "me" tea?

2 comments:

  1. Writing thoughtful reviews does take quite a lot of time.

    I think when I first launched RateTea.net I was very enthusiastic about writing my own reviews, but now I do take a lot of time to just drink tea, and have been reviewing teas more slowly and gradually.

    I've found that for me, this actually results in better reviews. If I sample a tea five times before reviewing it (most of the larger samples allow this amount) I might write on a brief review 2 times of the 5 times I drank the tea...this way I can focus on the tea and enjoying it and allow my impression to form naturally rather than feeling like I'm forcing it.

    What's a favorite "me" tea? Right now, it's a bi luo chun...which I actually haven't reviewed yet...which I suppose is interesting given the theme of your post...

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