We’ve enjoyed the bright sunny days of summer and outdoor picnics and cool iced teas.
Now we look to the wind and chill of the winter months, cuddled under blankets, good books and a cup of hot tea.
I restocked my shelves with a few wonderful choices for the upcoming winter hibernation.
These are my winter selections
Moon Shaped Pu-Erh, Shou Bingcha(cooked, brown Pu-Erh): From Jinggu, a little known area outside of Simou.
Only 70% ripened with a special technique, aerated to have none of the factory moldy taste or astringent finish that is sometimes found in Pu-Erh. Made to be sweet and mellow.
The second raw Pu-Erh was grown on Bada Mountain and hand pressed close by in Menghai.
This is an scandalously beautiful Oolong.
Taking you on an exquisite journey which ends in a lingering embrace.
Instructions “when the package has has no brewing directions subtle suggestion use a gaiwan”
Purple Tea Of Kenya
I heard about this tea first from The Purrfect Cup and then from The Lazy Litera “Tea”.
The order came with a sample of another tea, Malawi White Peony, which I have yet to try.
Visions of a restful afternoon with
dance in my head.
Yes, I finally got a copy, after much ado.
I have chosen to read Katrina’s segments first to get to know the author better and as each story can stand alone I can savor each one with a different tea.
My Fall/Winter Collection also includes several new offerings from Lochan Tea Limited some which I have sampled and others awaiting first brewing.
I find this all highly unusual. When did I become so “Tea” focused?
I must say I am truly “Wrapped Up In The Leaf” and enjoying every minute.
By the way, what’s in your Fall/Winter Tea Collection, do share.