Ah it’s evening. I’m actually writing this post on Thursday. To be honest, I’ve been surrounded by straight tea from Verdant and a bunch of samples from Fong Mong tea, but have been avoiding caffeine after work! Ack!
So I haven’t had a chance to try any nice oolongs to wind down my day, just in case they kept me up late. Well. It’s Thursday. And tomorrow is Friday. So F&#K it! I’m enjoying this deliciousness because it’s almost the weekend and no one can stop me! (Don’t worry – I’ve been bringing tea to work everyday too! But not brewing there yet.)
A huge thanks to FONG MONG tea for sending me this sample of their Taiwan Alishan Jin Xuan Oolong – which is a green oolong with a light, creamy fragrance and an extremely reasonable price! If you’re wary of the price of straight tea, I have to recommend their pricing. The quality is very good for the price.
Steep One: 1 minute (195 F) – sweet smell. Largely rolled leaves with lots of stems, but whole leaves for the most part. Deep green leaf colour with a pale liquor. It’s sweet! I taste fresh garden snap peas with a touch of butter! Nice and creamy – the smell is making me fall in love with my cup. eep. The texture is quite drying on the tongue (the astringency maybe?) – but with a lingering sweetness which has me going for another sip. And another. There is something unique to this tea, but I can’t quite place it. It’s almost earthy in it’s dryness. That said – for an unflavoured milky green oolong, it’s quite creamy and rich!
Okay as I finished my cup, I had an involuntary, 100% content and happy smile. Life is good and we are blessed, no matter what crazy stresses can happen during the day, I can come home to tea. And Mike ;) But right now – I am more than content. So glad I chose this tea today.
I have to say, I’ve met some amazing people that work at my new job! So even though it’s a temp job and I won’t have it forever, I hope I can hang on to these people, because they are awesome. I’ve made it known! They’ve made made my time at the job enjoyable, where the road is a little bumpy they make it smooth. Speaking of smooth – Nutella recipe next week!!! So stick around