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Jade Oolong - Lost for Words

A while ago the phrase Jade Oolong would have been a complete mystery to me. A baffling partnership of words that could just as easily refer to a flashy piece of jewellery or a nonsensical paint colour than to tea. 479 more words

Food And Drink

A Tea Tasting: Simple Loose Leaf Jade Oolong, in Guywan

This weekend, I received my February box from Simple Loose Leaf. In it, I found a sample of a tea I’d actually had before. I had a cup of it (about half the sample) on Friday morning before going to mum’s, and had forgotten how much I enjoyed it. 349 more words


High mountain oolong, Thailand

Steeped: 1 minute, hot/212F

Brian brought back some interesting teas from Thailand.

One of them was a high mountain oolong, cultivated in an area that was once used to grow the opium that funded the efforts of a faction of the Chinese nationalist army. 80 more words


Teacup Deep, Mountain High

In his book “Kitchen Confidential” Chef Anthony Bourdain recalls certain memorable events that helped to shape him into the culinarian he is today – his first, raw oyster eaten one hot August day in France when he was a petulant youngster, a simple meal of grilled striped bass, made from a crazed fish that leapt out of the waters of Cape Cod one windswept, moonlit evening. 587 more words


Formosa Oolong - A Taste of Taiwan

On a blustery Thursday night, it was great to return home after work to find my latest order of teas had arrived!

I decided to use Adagio Teas again as I had done for the majority of teas in my previous posts. 593 more words

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Week 42: Tea

Many years ago we traveled by ferry from Anacortes, Washington to Victoria, British Columbia and enjoyed high tea at the Empress Hotel. It was one of the old grand hotels, now a Fairmont Hotel, that overlooked the waterfront with elegant décor and impeccable service. 1,189 more words


Tea Haiku No. 1

Red tea, dragon blood,
Beats back the worst of winter,
Stored essence of spring.