Sip for a second
As the bright lights are flashing
Brotherly love warms
Sitting with Franklin
Sipping on brotherly love
This is tea for two
Bright lights of philly
Reflecting in my teacup
Sip in the city
DavidsTea was created after David was in search of the perfect cup (which he obviously failed to find-but resulted in the creation of his very own tea company). And I'm glad he did. My first experience with his tea was the Spicy Chocolate Rooibos, unfortunately I lost my notes that I wrote while reviewing the tea. However, I can recall how fabulous the tea was. The rich, yet slightly spicy chocolate, banana aroma and taste proved to be the perfect desert tea. I highly recommend ending a nice meal (possibly dinner due to its lack of caffeine) with a cup of Spicy Chocolate Rooibos. This recollection of a review does not do the tea justice! However, I did not lose my the notes that I jotted down while reviewing the limited edition Quangzhou Milk Oolong tea: The metalic pouch has a detailed description of this tea and the story behind it (I adore details):
This limited-edition oolong from the Wuyi Mountains of China is velvety smooth and lightly creamy, with a subtle hint of orchid. It’s said that it came about when the moon fell in love with a comet. The comet passed her by, as comets will do. The moon cried milky tears, which chilled the tea fields, withering the leaves and giving them a delicate creaminess. It’s been a rare luxury ever since.
Upon opening the pouch, I instantly smell the creamy, sweetness of the tea. The aroma instantly reminds me of shortbread cookies. The dark green, semi-fermented oolong nuggets unfold in the infuser as I pour the almost boiling water over the leaves. I steeped it for about 4 minutes (3-5 was recommended), although I might opt for 5min during the next steep to produce something just a tad richer. Once steeped the golden liquid has a rich, creamy aroma.
First sip: creamy, soothing, smooth taste that has a nice burst of subtle orchid. The aftertaste has a velvety, creamy quality that finishes with a hint of sweetness that lingers. Similar to the dry aroma, it actually finishes with a shortbread cookie taste. The milky quality tricks my taste buds into thinking I’ve added a nice dose of whole milk to the cup. In fact, if you tend to love a milky, sweet indulgent beverage and are looking for a healthier alternative, I highly recommend this tea.
I would pair this tea with afternoon sweets (a few cookies, a cupcake). Milky Oolong and cookies! I could also imagine that this rich tea would also complement hors d'oeuvres of cheese and fruit.
I am not a connoisseur of milk oolong tea, however, I have to admit that I have fallen in love with this tea. I am smitten and will surely be treating myself to more very soon! This limited edition tea is a fine, luxurious, indulgent treat for any tea lover
I've also heard that milky oolong teas re-steep rather nicely, so I am looking forward to brewing a few more cups to sip on while I nibble some afternoon sweets. In fact, I would love to pair this tea with a few honey lavender shortbread cookies from Whimsy & Spice (must make a visit to brooklyn soon).
happy tea drinking!