Tea Tastings, White Tea

Bia Mu Dan (Seven Cups)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย A delicious journey from floral to peach then woodsy, I loved the way this tea evolved through steepings. The 1st, 4th & 5th infusions highlighted the fruity quality of this tea and made it shine. Vendor: Seven Cups Fine Teas Tea:ย Bia Mu Dan (White Peony) Type: White Origin: 2017 Harvest - Shui… Continue reading Bia Mu Dan (Seven Cups)

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Recipes & Blends

Sencha Citrus Punch Iced Tea

Winter is finally over and Spring is popping up with color all over the place. We've had some serious wildflower blooms here in the desert along with our first 80ยฐ day, and the forecast is suggesting we might be hitting 90ยฐ next week. All this means its now iced tea weather. Since I also just… Continue reading Sencha Citrus Punch Iced Tea

Tea Art, Tea Extras, Uncategorized

Gyokuro Moonlight Sour Series

Guokuro Moonlight Sour has turned out to be one of my best blends for iced tea. I'm going to stock up ASAP on both Nio Tea's Gyokuro Cha Mesumeย and Yunnan Sourcing Wild Tree Purple Moonlight (Scott said 2019 would be available sometime in the next 30 days). Here's where my art went with this blend.… Continue reading Gyokuro Moonlight Sour Series

Recipes & Blends

Gyokuro Moonlight Sour Iced Tea

Staying on budget is always a challenge. On my last two tea orders, I've had to settle for some smaller samples and delay my restock. As a result, I've been doing a lot of gong-fu size sessions and saving the leaves. In addition to blending my own teas, I also like to save spent leaves… Continue reading Gyokuro Moonlight Sour Iced Tea

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 Art, Tea Extras, Uncategorized

Wild Tree Purple Moonlight Series

The Wild Tree Purple Moonlight White Tea from Yunnan Sourcing turned out to be one of the best teas I've ever had the pleasure of drinking. If you've not tried it yet its highly recommended and there is a link at the bottom of this page for $5 off your first order. I tore through… Continue reading Wild Tree Purple Moonlight Series

Gear (teaware) Reviews, Infusers

Gourmia GTP9815 – Product Review

Gong-Go Rating:๐ŸŒŸUPDATE 02/25/2019 - AFTER ABOUT THREE MONTHS OF USE THE STOPPER/PLUNGER BROKE. GOURMIA SAYS THEY WILL RECTIFY THIS IF I CONTACT THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE AFTER I POSTED THE BREAK ON MY INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT - I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED BUT HAVE REDUCED THIS REVIEW TO ONE STAR FOR THE TIME BEING.ย Results: Inventive design & perfect… 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)