A gorgeous small leaf green to take along for Dim Sum or anywhere you want to have great green tea by your side.
Christmas day. Secular Jew. You know what comes next. Chinese food. In our case the decent and passable local eatery Mandarine Bistro. (Yes, 'bistro.')
Camellia-Sinensis, a terrific tea shop out of Montreal has the perfect tea to take along. Pu Bu Long Zhu, a pretty green tea with small rolled, bright green leaves, and a smooth taste that manages to be both gently vegetal and floral at the same time.
Composed of buds and curly little leaves, it is one of the more adorable green teas, each little leaf slightly different than its neighbor and kind-of a joy, on this most boring of days, to unroll the individual used leaves and spend a little time while listening to anything other than Christmas music to explore the tiny miracles that each one of these tiny leaves and buds reveal.