Every not and again I run across some nifty little tea toy. In this case, I was at this year's World Tea Expo. This little squeeze allows you to drain and strain your tea bags eliminating waste and prettying up your table.
The process to turn the Camelia Sinensis plant leaves from green to black is called Oxidation. This same process helps turn the soft downy buds from white to gold. Teas which have these golden buds have the name "Golden". Monkey refers to an old tale where tea sellers would indicate a tea was "Monkey Picked" if it was rarer than most. Thus, we have Golden Monkey from Adagio Teas.
Devoted readers may remember my first tea review back on February 4th 2009. I reviewed a refreshing Genmaicha from Harney & Sons. At that time I noted a relative predisposition to drinking Genmaicha for its relaxing and fulfilling heartiness. This Popcorn Green Tea from Adagio Teas is an equally quality product.
Teavana is an interesting conundrum of a tea destination. While their sales practices leave me dissatisfied, I really like the teaware they sell and on occasion I find a tea of theirs I enjoy.