Morning Cup – September 16th 2011
Morning Cup is a new daily segment where I’ll post what I am drinking this morning with a quick image of my beverage and some initial thoughts. These posts are not thorough reviews, and haven’t been put through my standard review process.
Silver Mountain Water (Octavia Tea)
This tea is brought to us by some new folks at the 2011 World Tea Expo. Octavia Tea had a slew of different pure and blended teas at their booth which all looked and smelled great. They provided me some samples, and I bring you the first of many reviews!
Maracuya Passion Oolong (Teavana)
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.
Gabaron “Gaba” Oolong (ZenTara Tea)
When tea drinkers think of oolongs, we think of Taiwan or Fujian province across the water from it in China. This Japanese styled oolong is certainly a change of pace and well worth a try.
Superior Ti Kuan Yin (Special Teas)
This lightly creamy and bitter-sweet Oolong from Special Teas is worth your try.
Oolong Shot (ITO EN)
There are times when I need some quick energy. Not being a coffee drinker anymore, tea is where I would prefer to turn. Tea however, doesn’t always provide that quick pick-me-up I need… that’s where ITO EN’s ‘Shots’ come in!
Golden Oolong (ITO EN)
Why oh why had I not thought of an iced Oolong tea before this!?! I can’t believe it never occured to me. Well, regardles… this surprisingly light but flavorful ready to drink iced Oolong tea is a real thirst quencher!
Sweet Oolong Revolution (Teavana)
Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove… sounds like the beginnings of a spiced tea… does it not? In this case, it’s the base of “Sweet Oolong Revolution” by the folks at Teavana.
Peach Oo-La-Long (Honest Tea)
I’ve been very very excited about trying different iced teas for these reviews. Peach teas are pretty popular and typical here ni the States and I’d be remiss if I didn’t offer something up. This time though, it’s got an Oolong base.