Tonight I tried a second tea that my student from India brought for me.
This High Mountain Oolong tea is from the company Vahdam and had some unique packaging.
Inside the box is a vacuum packed bag of tea and also another zipper bag to store the tea in once the vacuum pack is opened. There is also a label to put on the bag that has the type of tea and also directions for use. This is very helpful when you have a lot of tea 🙂
There are also some interesting quotes on the flaps of the box. I like this one the best.
All you need is a cup of tea, a light, your stereo. You know that’s what I had’ — Steve Jobs
Of course, we have to modify this a bit today and instead of your stereo it is your Apple device that has i-Tunes.
You can see also here that it is a Darjeeling Oolong Tea just like the other one my student brought for me.
Here is the tea after removing the infuser. You can see that there are quite a few small leaf bits in the bottom of the cup. I think that this is just because I basically took tea from the bottom of the bag after pouring it from one bag to another.
The tea has a nice color which darkened a bit more as it cooled. There was a nice earthy aroma with little hints of fruit. The taste was smooth with a bit of citrus finish. It will be interesting to see how the taste progresses through multiple infusions.
The oxidation level for this tea is a little lower than the tea from Andees that I tried on Monday, so it may have better staying power with multiple infusions.
I also have another tea to try in the next few days. I also have a student from Singapore this week and he brought me some tea from Taiwan.
If it wasn’t too close to bed time I would go have another cup of tea 🙂