tea

Sunday Tea and Books: Pu’er Tahiti

After last week’s post, I’m returning to form with thinking about another tea and how it relates to another book I’ve read. Today’s tea: Pu’er Tahiti from Simple Loose Leaf, a ripe pu’er tea blended with coconut, papaya, mango, apple,…

Sunday Tea and Memories: Linden Tea

For the past few months, I’ve been writing about tea, and how the various flavours I encounter bring up memories for me of the books I’ve read. Smoky, sweet, tangy, tart, fruity, malty — each of those sensations has meant something to…

Sunday Tea and Books: Sleeping Dragon Green

It’s a lovely Sunday evening, and I spent the day reading, running errands, cooking, and drinking tea – though not necessarily in that order. Which means that it’s time to discuss tea and books again! Today’s tea: Sleeping Dragon Green…

Sunday Tea and Books: Plum Blossom White

Today’s tea: Plum Blossom White from Simple Loose Leaf How I brewed it: I got this tea as a preview sample with my June box from Simple Loose Leaf, so the instructions on it were somewhat spartan compared to the…

Sunday Tea and Books: Second Flush Darjeeling

Today’s tea: Second Flush Darjeeling Black from Simple Loose Leaf How I brewed it: The instructions on the package said to steep it in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. However, other members of Steepster have commented that Darjeeling teas taste…

Sunday Tea and Books: Yunnan Breakfast Black

Today’s tea: Yunnan Breakfast Black from Simple Loose Leaf. How I brewed it: I used 1 tsp per cup of boiling water and steeped it for about 3 1/2 minutes. The instructions said that it could be steeped for anywhere…

Sunday Tea and Books: Formosa Oolong

Today’s tea: Formosa Oolong from Simple Loose Leaf Tea. How I brewed it: I used 1 teaspoon of dried leaf per cup and steeped it for 4 minutes in boiling water. The leaf itself was a dark roasted brown, and slightly…

Sunday Tea and Books: Sweet Peach White from Simple Loose Leaf

Happy Victoria Day weekend! The sun is out, so it looks like it should be nice out there, but it’s still a bit nippy. Ah well. I made some iced tea this morning anyway, because of all the lovely sunlight. Today’s…

Sunday Tea and Books: Vanilla Mint

It’s Sunday, which means that it’s time to sip some tea and think of books. I’m going to make this a weekly thing since I have lots of teas I haven’t tried, and even more on the way. So what’s…

Book Review: Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties

Title: Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties Authors: Kevin Gascoyne, Francois Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais, and Hugo Americi Publisher: Firefly Books Format: Print Rating: 3 out of 5 About 2 months ago, I wrote a post about how much I enjoyed drinking tea.…