! Gong-Go Essential Teas, Tea Tastings, White Tea

Wild Tree Purple Moonlight (Yunnan Sourcing)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย The delectable flavors of peaches & apricots make your taste buds dance. So juicy sweet it's a new favorite & I reordered another big bag. Vendor: Yunnan Sourcing Tea:ย Wild Tree Purple Moonlight White Tea from Jinggu Spring 2018 (get $5 off your first order by using my referral links above) Type: White… Continue reading Wild Tree Purple Moonlight (Yunnan Sourcing)

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Gear (teaware) Reviews, Infusers

Gourmia GTP9815 – Product Review

Gong-Go Rating:๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸResults: Inventive design & perfect for smaller infusions. Extra safety features prevent breaking make it a great choice for the office.ย Vendor: GourmiaProduct Name: GTP9815 (get yours via my Amazon Affiliate link here)Purchase Date: November 2018Review:I was really excited to get my Gourmia GTP9815. Up until now, I've only used those bottom dispensing infusers that… Continue reading Gourmia GTP9815 – Product Review

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, Uncategorized

2013 Shou Mei White Tea Cake Series

Crazy week. Still learning the social media ropes & spent way more time than I should have on Instagram. Also had a rough time with this review. Turns out that foreign matter in sun-dried tea is not unheard of and I ended up having to revise the review for this tea after chatting with Yunnan… Continue reading 2013 Shou Mei White Tea Cake Series

Tea Tastings, White Tea

2013 Shou Mei White Tea Cake (Yunnan Sourcing)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย Every sip leaves your mouth watering for more with its remarkable balance of savory body and sweet juicy finish. Delicate but complex, this tea will appeal to roasted oolong & pu'erh fans alike. I'm drinking the hell out of it! If you've never had a Shou Mei, you don't know what your… Continue reading 2013 Shou Mei White Tea Cake (Yunnan Sourcing)

! Gong-Go Essential Teas, Black Tea, Tea Tastings

Imperial Pure Gold Bi Luo Chun (Yunnan Sourcing)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย A chocolate and maple lovers dream come true. Absolutely one of the best teas I've ever tasted & now a recommended Gong-Go Essential everyone should have in their tea collection. Vendor: Yunnan Sourcingย ($5.00 off any order by using my link here) Tea:ย Imperial Pure Gold Bi Luo Chung Type: Black Tea Origin: Feng… Continue reading Imperial Pure Gold Bi Luo Chun (Yunnan Sourcing)

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Jasmine Snow Bud “Me Li Xue Ya” Series

Life is funny sometimes. I really didn't care for this tea, but the art it inspired is another story. I'm really happy with this series and feel like I've grown a bit as an artist with it. Of course, there's always room for improvement, but other than one piece in the series they all came… Continue reading Jasmine Snow Bud “Me Li Xue Ya” Series

Green Tea, Scented Tea, Tea Tastings

Jasmine Snow Bud “Mo Li Xue Ya” (Teavivre)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย Intense natural Jasmine aroma/flavor with an acerbic finish. Heavily scented, the vegetal notes of the green tea were overpowered. Vendor: Teavivre Tea:ย Jasmine Snow Bud - "Mo Li Xue Ya" Type: Green Origin: Nanling Tea Garden, Simao District, ย Pu'er City,ย Yunnan Province Tasting:ย 8grams / 175ยฐ/ 8oz / Rince 5 - Steep 10, 15, 20,… Continue reading Jasmine Snow Bud “Mo Li Xue Ya” (Teavivre)

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Hubei Province Keemun Ji Hong Series (Upton Tea Imports)

Happy New Year! I'm so excited about 2019. I have lots of goals and plans to keep up with this year, one of which is to stay connected to and evolving my art. This blog will help with that. I've also a new story Dark Matters that I'm going to complete the first draft on… Continue reading Hubei Province Keemun Ji Hong Series (Upton Tea Imports)

Black Tea, Tea Tastings

Hubei Province Keemun Ji Hong (Upton Tea Imports)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย Zingy lemon citrus notes greet you like like a ray of sunshine for the first two infusions then mellowing to chocolate and honey for the next four. Brisk and comforting, nothing warms away the winter cold better. Vendor: Upton Tea Importers Tea:ย Hubei Province Keemun Ji Hong Type: Black Origin: Hubei Province, China… Continue reading Hubei Province Keemun Ji Hong (Upton Tea Imports)