Sunday, November 11, 2012

Teas on the menu these days

I do have a penchant for teas. While I like adding new flavours all the time, green and black tea are always there. You can see following teas on my shelf these days.

I am new to Kusmi teas, but I can only say praise for Prince Vladimir. It contains a blend of black teas that is flavoured with citrus fruit, vanilla and various spices like cinnamon. So wintery, but also fresh and mild.

In the middle of the picture you can see a flavoured green tea produced by an Italian company called Blend. This is a great tea and currently one of my favourites. It is a mixture of Sencha and Oolong teas with cranberry and vanilla pieces.

Last week I received my order of five different Pu-erh (spelled pu'er as well) teas from Teavivre. Pu-erh  is a kind of fermented tea that has a very intensive flavour. The variety pictured below is from Yunan province, which is considered a home of some of the best Pu-erh teas. This is definitely a novelty in the world of teas for me. I am still getting used to the flavour. At the first taste I could notice overpowering herbal (maybe straw) and earthy tones. I am looking forward to learning more about these teas.

Apart from the flowering tea that I brought from Vietnam, you can see a red tin from A. C. Perch's Thehandel (one of the famous Danish tea stores) in the following picture. It currently holds a great blend of herbal teas: lemon grass, licorice and pear. In the left side of the picture you can see the beautiful china tea jar that was a gift from a friend of mine. There is some Vietnamese green tea with jasmine in it at the moment.

The last picture shows another green tea with jasmine. It's from a German company called Eilles. It was a gift from a friend of mine. I like this tea a lot - rarely good green tea infusion. Here is also some Russian Earl Grey that I still haven't tasted. Finally, a tea in a very interesting box that I bought in an ethnic store around the corner from my apartment. It is a green tea from Saudi Arabia that for me represents a standard, full-flavoured green tea. It is very strong so I usually take less than the recommended 2 g per cup when brewing. 

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