I’ve been drinking two teas recently, both from Essencha back in Cincinnati. The first is White Peony, also known as Pai Mu Tan or Bai Mu Dan. Its a classic Chinese white tea, and its one I’ve had many times before. The White Peony from Essencha is noticably better than the same kind of tea thats available at Southern Season, which is here in Chapel Hill. It has a very mild flavor, and thats what I like about it. It can be steeped up to four or five times.
The other tea that I’ve been drinking is Moroccan Mint. It is a combination of green tea and mint leaves, similar to the kind of mint tea that they serve in Morocco. It, obviously, has a minty punch and is a good way to wake up in the morning, or whenever you’re feeling sleepy.