Beautiful People Tea

favorite chinese things

This “beautiful people” tea (that translation has been reinforced by 2 other Chinese-speakers) my brother-in-law’s Taiwanese handlers got him to give to me, from China, is really, really good. It’s white Oolong tea, and has these lovely leaves that separate and float. I’ve been brewing it and then using it as ice tea for all day. The taste is gorgeous, multiple notes, warm, slightly sweet, and makes you a tad hyper. I love how Chinese tea boxes tell you the medicinal benefits before the taste. Also, there are like five ways of judging tea of which I remain blissfully ignorant.

Had a tea party the other day and everyone voted this one as their favorite. Trader Joe’s has “white tea” that is an affordable alternative.