Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Gratuitous Sexiness: Chinese Tea for Realz

Omg, awesome tea in a real tea shop in Xi'an! The variety was crazy, and the menu read like this:

  • Ziyang Rich Selenium Green Tea
  • Pu-er Tea, aged and compacted into brick form
  • One-Leaf Green Tea, a single rolled large tea leaf
  • Jasmine Sphere Tea, balls of jasmine blossoms that expand into a rich, bitter brew
  • Ginseng Oolong Tea
  • Lychee Concubine Black Tea, a delicious variety infused with the fresh, sweet taste of ripe lychee fruit
  • Dragon Well Green Black Tea
  • Chrysanthemum Tea, different from what we get in the States; in China, the blossoms are fresh and white, and the flavor is much, much lighter, although still served with rock candy for sweetening
  • An Xi Tie Guan Yin Oolong, a tea that poofs up with an extremely mild flavor. A little blah for me
  • White Tea, baby tea leaves picked in their youthful prime
  • Fruit Flower Tea
  • Lemon Tea, an atrocity on the menu for the tourists lol

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