This mornings tea: Gong fu brewing of a 1999 Yin Jhen (Silver Needles) puerh bingcha.
Feel like I got hit by a bus. Caught Toby’s bug from earlier this week. But chamomile tea for the win. Best thing when not feeling well! #teasnob #allyouneedistea
It’s official! Soft opening date is Saturday, April 27th between the hours of 11 A.M and 9 P.M. Be sure to stop by for the Tastea experience everyone’s been waiting for! 😝
Yet another chai...yes, I'm partial!😁 Something wonderfully lively about starting the day with a little SPICE! This #marsalachai
is smooth, with no bitter bite. A kiss of spiciness that lets you know it is chai, but not so over-powering that it couldn't be enjoyed with a bold, savory breakfast; a nice compliment to a sweet breakfast dish as well
#hottea #tealover #teasnob #looseleaftea #cupoftea #chaitea
Mmmm...look at that frothy goodness! 😍😋 I love this mug-it reminds me of Trav. Every time a waitress asks him if he’d like more sweet tea, he says “What did you call me?” 😂 #DadJokes #Corny #ButILoveHim
This morning I’m having a Jin Xuan (Milk Oolong) in this lovely gaiwan. This type of Oolong was one of the first I tried and was completely captivated by it. Its creaminess, floral yet vegetable notes, its lightness and complexity was overwhelming and blew my mind and it’s one of my favorites until today. Watch out for flavored versions, it’s a different story (tastes like a popcorn flavored jellybean) so go for the true Milk Oolong and you’ll be amazed! If you have the chance, taste them side by side to see the the (extreme) difference.
It’s heating up fast here in AZ and you’ll soon be able to count on Tastea’s delicious smoothies and slushes to cool you down! 📸: @drinktastea
TEA SNOB! Forgot my tea today so I had to settle for some of this bagged Kirkland Signature Sencha mixed with Matcha from @Costco
It was okay! 😝
I’m kind of a tea snob, I don’t drink coffee except for iced coffee from time to time.
1. I never use a microwave to make tea, right water temperature is key.🥵🥶
2. I usually bring my own tea, tea bags should be banned.😝
3. Tea definitely cures most things.🤒
4. I don’t let others prepare my tea.😬
5. Ever heard of SFTGFOP? If not, Google it!🧐
6. I want to travel to Japan to learn about the Japanese tea ceremony.🤓
7. Last but not least, baristas can’t make tea.😆
Tea-ster Gift Box has arrived just in time for Holy Week and I'm so excited for the refill of my all time favourite seasonal blend!☕ .
🐰Easter Egg Nests (think chocolate genmaicha)
➕Hot Cross Bun
🌸 Cherry Lips (amazing iced!)
🍫 Chocolate Digestives .
🐦Use code TACOTEABIRD80 for 20% off your first order (though it doesn't work on the gifts).
First intercourse with my new love (the tiny Yixing teapot).
Puerh Sanshengcha Lao Huang Ye 1960 from #Längasstee
teahouse. This is a 59 year old Huang Pian. .
5gm in 100ml Yixing teapot. The teapot was so full of leaves, there was space for only about 70 ml of water. Short rinse which I didn't discard but kept aside to come back to at the end of the session.
Flash brews followed by longer steeps.
Pleasantly earthy and sweet on the nose. Very smooth and sweet and spicy on the palate with a soft mouthfeel coating the whole mouth and throat. Very little minerality. .
I think I could have given these leaves much longer steeps to start with. I was probably over-cautious. At US $3.80/gm, I didn't want to f☆ck it up...I only bought 21 grams...
But I think this old Huang Pian will be very forgiving, so next time I'll be bolder.
We’ve been MIA, but for good reason! We’ve been working hard to recruit top talent and on the finishing touches of the store to provide the best possible Tastea experience for you. More announcements to follow shortly! 🎥: @drinktastea
I couldn't decide which @beanbarsc
Jasmine tea I wanted, so I got them both! I realized after I got in my car that I wanted a picture! I prefer the sunset one (it's more purple than blue) for the lemony undertones it gets from their lemon simple syrup. (if I messed that up hopefully they'll correct me!) #springtea #shoplocal #teasnob #floral #jasminetea
Forget about Twining and Fortnum & Mason. Danish A.C. Perch is the place for true tea aficionados! 🇩🇰🇩🇰🇩🇰 #acperchs #teasnob #cph