15 July 2014

The Wonders of Bai Hao Oolong

Bai Hao Oolong.  Formosa Oolong.  Oriental Beauty.

Whatever you call it, it's one of the best teas around.

I'm currently enjoying a cup of Steven Smith Teamaker's Bai Hao.  Its subtle peach aroma envelopes me.

I steeped it for seven minutes, as James Norwood Pratt (author of The Tea Lover's Treasury) recommends.  It's heavenly.

Every sip is a complex burst of nectar.  Fruity but woodsy, bold but smooth.

It's tea time, and I am happy.