One woman's journey to make tea a daily, meditative all-encompassing journey as she begins the second half of her life.
A poet, fiction writer and creative editor of hundreds of publications now turns her full attentions towards a new-ish passion.
A deep and abiding love of Oriental Beauty
Taiwan Jade Oolong Tea or Cui Yu? A mystery Oolong to this newbie!
This is a very green Oolong, the leaf color and tea taste closer to green tea than any other oolong I have tasted. It has very refreshing floral fragrance.
I used a little under five grams in my small gaiwan at 185 Fahrenheit and the leaves open up very quickly after the first rinse. There is some confusion as to what exactly I am drinking as a handwritten label says 'Cui Yu Oolong' and the printed package says 'Tai Wan Gao Shan Cha'. So this is assumptive on my part. A Green Oolong from Taiwan. I put on my Sherlock cap and go looking for answers!
Where this sample came from I cannot say, but I will as soon as I find out. I love getting samples from vendors and growers but unless they put their name on the packaging I am, to this point, not very good at cataloging what came from whom. That being said I would estimate 90% of the samples given to me, or items I have bought are labelled with the vendor so I can give credit.
Take a look, look-takers and email me with your thoughts!
And now I know a lot more than I did and hour ago thanks to tea-friend John Bickel. This then, from TeaDB's article: