It's been a while since I've reviewed an iced tea. In the interim I've had a few I've liked and a few I haven't. This iced Mango Pu-erh from Numi Tea provided a nice respite from the usual iced tea by offering up a pure iced tea. But to have a mass market iced pu-erh is something special altogether.
This year's World Tea Expo is my 3rd trip to this event. I've appreciated the opportunities to learn and meet new people each year. I've made friends and contacts from every corner of the world and every continent save for Antarctica. The events and sights from this first day of the expo are similar to those from the past two years. Full of energy, vibrant colors and effusive scents tantalizing for everyone here. Read more to learn more.
When we think of breakfast teas, we're most commonly thinking about some form of CTC (cut, tear, curl) processed black tea. These are those small grained black pellets we're used to seeing with English and Irish Breakfast teas as well as with traditionally prepared Indian Chai teas. But this one is different.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Korean teas an wildly underrepresented in the tea industry as it is today. Largely this seems to be due to their herbal and floral nature as opposed to the Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Sri Lankan "pure" teas most tend to drink day to day.
I was amazed at the amount of detail which was presented in this book. I was treated to a realist view of how the tea plant came to be so widely appreciated by the western world. Its instrumental pieces, discoveries and inventions necessary even for simply transport are astounding!