Oolong Tea, Tea Tastings

Mi Lan Xiang (Seven Cups)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results: I loved the balance between savory and sweet - this is what a good oolong is all about.ย Greeting your palate with honey & roasted nuts, the liquor is thick and syrupy. As it hits the back of your throat there is a burst of woodland flowers that are just heavenly &… Continue reading Mi Lan Xiang (Seven Cups)

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Oolong Tea, Tea Tastings

Da Hong Pao (Yunnan Sourcing)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results: Aย progression of flavors, this is one of those teas that is all about the experience. Transitioning from peaty floral to mineral oaky all with a touch of smoke, YS Da Hong Poa is excellent any time of the day, but I really enjoy it as a digestif. Vendor:Yunnan Sourcingย (use this link… Continue reading Da Hong Pao (Yunnan Sourcing)

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Tea Art 2fer – Cacao Kisses & Hairy Crab Series

Wow - this year is really flying by and I'm finding myself busier than ever. Gladly I've had a bit more time to work on my art the last few days while breaking in two new teapots. This is a two for one post starting with Cacao Kisses - I didn't have much time for… Continue reading Tea Art 2fer – Cacao Kisses & Hairy Crab Series

Oolong Tea, Tea Tastings

Anxi Hairy Crab Mao Xie Fujian Oolong (Yunnan Sourcing)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results: The tenth cup was just as good as the first.ย Quintessential for floral fans; or anyone turned off by an overpowering jasmine - Yunnan Sourcing's Hairy Crab is the tea you've been looking for. Vendor: Yunnan Sourcingย (use this link for $5 off orders of $50 or more) Tea: Anxi Hairy Crab Mao… Continue reading Anxi Hairy Crab Mao Xie Fujian Oolong (Yunnan Sourcing)

Tea Culture, Tea Extras, Tips & Tricks

The Art of Tea – Getting started with flash-infusion brewing.

For those following my blog you know I take pictures of the tea I review and turn them into art - this post isn't about "tea art" though. What I'd like to talk about today is the "ART OF TEA." If you Google "art" they return a definition at the top of the page that… Continue reading The Art of Tea – Getting started with flash-infusion brewing.

Tea Extras, Tips & Tricks

Researching The Best Tea Vendors

There's nothing more exciting for the tea lover than receiving that big haul of tea ordered from a new tea vendor. And nothing worse than not getting what you expected and hating it. Though not starving, as a writer, blogger, and artist my tea budget is finite. Like most people, the funds I have for… Continue reading Researching The Best Tea Vendors

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Palace Ripened Pu’erh Brick Tea 2007 Series

I took more time on this series than any other so far. New to brewing and drinking pu'erh tea, it took me more than one try to get it right and the number of infusions you can get out of one batch of tea leaves is substantial. I've a growing appreciation for pu'erh and find… Continue reading Palace Ripened Pu’erh Brick Tea 2007 Series

Oolong Tea, Tea Art, Tea Extras

Golden Moon Tea Tie Guan Yin Series

Wow, the holidays are taking me for a beating. We're celebrating at my house this year and today was all about an appetizer and the soup course. The soup was a hit and on the menu. The appetizer - not so much. I'll have to go back to the drawing board on that one. I… Continue reading Golden Moon Tea Tie Guan Yin Series

Oolong Tea, Tea Tastings

Tea Gong-Go Tasting Review: Tie Guan Yin – Golden Moon Tea

Gong-Go Rating: โญโญโญโญ Results:ย A wonderful everyday tea with extraordinary floral notes. Reasonable pricing and fast availability of this fine oolong make it worth keeping in your cupboard for everyday use. Vendor: Golden Moon Tea Tea:ย Tie Guan Yin Type: Oolong Origin: unfortunately Golden Moon Tea does not provide any sourcing information Tasting:ย 11gram / 190ยฐ/ 10oz /… Continue reading Tea Gong-Go Tasting Review: Tie Guan Yin – Golden Moon Tea

! Gong-Go Essential Gear, Gear (teaware) Reviews, Infusers

Adagio Tea’s ingenuiTEA – Product Review

Gong-Go Rating:๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸResults: Easy to use, clean & care for, its unique measurement guide & easy grip make it a step above all the rest.ย Vendor: Adagio TeasProduct Name: ingenuiTEAPurchase Date: November 2018Review:I couldn't be more excited about this bottom-dispensing infuser from Adagio Teas. Since I started using the ingenuiTEA I've wanted to replace all my other… Continue reading Adagio Tea’s ingenuiTEA – Product Review