10 Dec

Bubbie’s Baklava | 24 Days of Tea: Day 10

Bubbies Baklava - 24 Days of Tea Day 10Just about every grandma has a secret recipe for special occasions. For David’s Bubbie, it’s baklava – studded with walnuts, almonds and pistachios and scented with honey and rose. And no family get-together is complete without it. This honey-scented oolong is an homage to that deliciously nutty treat. With candied fruit, nuts and spices, it’s rich enough to make any occasion feel special.

- David’s Tea

featured ingredients
walnuts & pistachios
steeped at
1.25 tsp @ 85°C for 4 minutes

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aroma:

This highly aromatic tea features a great spice character with strong hints of walnuts and pistachio. A touch of rum and mulled apples is complimented by light, sweet, creamy notes and there are also hints of honey and floral.

flavour:

Less intense in flavour than aroma, this is another tea I would stick to the higher end of the steeping instructions for. It made a very nice eggnog latte in store so I assume it does get a fair bit stronger if left longer. Despite the weaker-than-expected flavour, it is pretty nice with definite walnut and pistachio notes and a great spice profile strong on cinnamon. A touch of honey and creamy sweetness bring out flavours of mulled apples and rum.

03 Dec

Quangzhou Milk Oolong | 24 Days of Tea: Day 3

Quangzhou Milk Oolong - 24 Days of Tea Day 3This ultra-rare 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.

- David’s Tea

featured ingredients
Chinese oolong
steeped at
1.25 tsp @ 85°C for 4 minutes

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aroma:

Quangzhou Milk Oolong has a sweet, fresh aroma with strong grassy notes. Featuring hints of lemongrass and orchid scents it is light but complex.

flavour:

Smooth and creamy, this oolong is one of my favourites. Lovely grassy green tea notes are balanced perfectly by subtle floral orchid hints while a faint sweetness provides a great compliment to the milky flavours.

Have you tried Quangzhou? If so, what did you think of it?