Category: Taste

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Some teas with strange packaging coming from Japan and Thailand

Three Little Oolongs

  • Grand Oolong Top Fancy
  • Oolong Tra To Quy
  • Oolong Special-T Capsule

Title is a nod to the amazing 90’s anime: DragonBall !
This little character below is called Oolong

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Anyway back to our teas! Here are three blue-green (semi-oxidized teas) teas : oolongs

  • Grand Oolong Top Fancy
  • Oolong Tra To Quy
  • Oolong … Extracted from Special-T capsule!

So what do you think the ranking is ?

Arômes et Volup’thé à Huy

Situé dans une petite ruelle de la charmante ville de Huy, le tea-room Arômes & Volup’thés à ouvert ses portes il y a prêt de 5 ans.
On y sert aussi bien du café que du thé, ainsi que des softs. De plus, de délicieuses mignardises (a priori faites maison) viennent agrémenter les tasses.
La carte des thés propose quelques très beaux noms et le personnel s’est montré de très bon conseil. Je me suis donc laissé tenter par 3 thés :

  • Souvenirs de Marrakech – Mariage de thé vert et de menthe poivrée.
  • Earl Grey – Mélange de thé noir et d’huile de bergamote.
  • Highgrown Sofa – Cru d’exception issu des cultures des hauts plateaux.

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http://www.aromesetvolupthes.be/

Moomin’s tea

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  • thés moomins teas
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  • thé moomins teabox boite
  • thé moomins tea bags sachets

Found in a Finnish online store (because the Moomin’s country is actually Finland and not Japan), those official Moomin’s teas are sold for a little less then 4 euros for 100 grams.
Those are flavoured black teas, here are the various flavours:

  • Moominmamma’s Magic Potion – Strawberries and rhubarb
  • Go for It! – Blueberry muffin
  • Sweetheart – Wild strawberries
  • I Should Know – Lemon

I found them all to be delicious, very tasty yet balanced!
Best served in the Moomin’s tea set :

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Le thé au jasmin de Delhaize

C’est de la bombe bébé! Enfin si vous permettez de m’exprimer ainsi. Trouvé au détour d’un rayon de chez Delhaize, acheté plus par curiosité qu’autre chose, quelle ne fut pas ma surprise en goûtant ce splendide thé au jasmin!

Il est léger, fleuri, pas trop amer, juste comme il doit être!

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2.49 € pour 20 sachets en mousseline !
Il ne faut pas hésiter, foncez chez Delhaize!

Rare Chinese Monkey Picked Tea

Legend says that over ten centuries ago, upon seeing his master pick tea leaves, a monkey climbed up and collected the leaves and brought them down for his master.

Whether it be legend or simply a cheaper form of labor, the story has turned into a rare product that you can purchase and enjoy.

monkey-tea

Monkey Picked Tea is a rare tea that is carefully picked by specially trained monkeys in a remote mountain region of China.

It is claimed that none of the monkeys are mistreated or harmed in this process. They say that the monkeys are treated as respected members of their family.

Milky Oolong

On a recent visit to a shop, Le Magie du Thé (The Tea Magic), I purchased a very special oolong. The Milky Oolong. A nose with natural and very special scents of hazelnut butter (yes, really!). I have not been able to resist considering my love of blue tea!

At first I brewed it for 3 minutes in 90°C water, and this Oolong seemed very nice although a bit faded. After a second run of 4 minutes in a second water, its true flavor I was finally revealed. Very soft woody notes and without any bitterness. This does not surprise me that it is said to be relaxing.

Definitely a great tea, I will buy some again very soon and I truly recommend it.