Tonight I am thinking about tea. Whenever I have a student from Taiwan in one of my classes they will usually bring me tea. In a class I taught in Singapore earlier this year I was brought two more boxes. I have been walking by them for weeks and finally decided that I needed to find a home for one of them. I decided to take one of the boxes to work and give it to a friend who loves tea.
The tea is Yu Shan Oolong tea. Yu Shan means ‘Jade Mountain’ which is the highest peak in Taiwan. The tea is grown on the mountain at a height of 1,600 meters and has a very distinct and wonderful flavor.
While waiting for the kettle I wash the tea cup and strainer in hot water to warm them up and have them ready. I then take about a teaspoon of dried tea leaves and place them in the strainer which has been placed in the tea cup.
When the water is ready you simply have to fill up the strainer and let it brew for awhile.
Now I need some more tea after writing about it 🙂
Time to put the kettle back on.
Have you ever had tea from Taiwan?