Reader Questions: Do I Have A Favorite Tea?

One of the questions that I get asked most frequently is, “Do you have a favorite tea?”. It’s a difficult answer to come up with because it’s not exactly cut and dry. In some ways choosing a favorite tea is like choosing a favorite child. I love them all as I feel that they each have something different to offer. The tea of the moment changes frequently depending everything from my mood to the weather. Some days I crave Gyokuro and other days a Darjeeling really hits the spot. That being said, frequent readers of this blog know that I am an oolong kind of girl at heart. I love the wide variety of styles and flavors just within this one category.

But now you might ask, do I have a favorite oolong? The truth is that I sort of do. Phoenix style Dan Congs have always been my absolute favorite. As much as I love Dong Ding and Tie Guan Yin, nothing compares to the complex floral, fruity and earthy tastes found in a good quality Dan Cong. My first yixing was dedicated to this tea (specifically the from Seven Cups) and I have been drinking it in copious amounts ever since. Do you have a favorite tea? Tell me about it the comments!

I’d like to make this a regular feature so please let me know if you ever have a question about anything related to tea. Even I don’t know the answer, I probably have a friend who does 🙂

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.