Welcome to Contemplative Tea! Where it’s always tea time for the soul. Grab your favorite cup and join me in leaving a legacy of tea.
Gunpowder tea is one of my favorite green teas. Partially for the name (everyone sounds macho when they say they drink gunpowder for breakfast!) and partially for the grounding flavors. Grown predominately in the Zhejiang province in China, this tea dates back to the Tang Dynasty. It is called gunpowder as the leaves are tightly …
Grown in the Fujian province of China, Dragon Pearl Jasmine is a very special tea. For centuries, the Chinese have been using jasmine to enhance some of their teas. But, I warn you, not all jasmine teas are the same. Many that you’ll find in Chinese restaurants or on the tea isle in your local …
Last week Lori (my tasting partner) and I had the pleasure of taking a wee bit of time off from work and heading to Chamblee, GA to attend the Hot Toddy Class at ZenTea Tea House. We had such a blast! We arrived a good 45 minutes before the class and I’m so glad we …
How tea leaves are grown and processed determines greatly the variety of tea which one drinks. For simplicity, teas are reviewed and sorted below by color. If you’re looking for a particular tea, please check out the alphabetical listing.
It is advised to always taste with a friend as each palate picks up different flavors and aromas. Plus it’s great fun to compare tasting notes. As a result many of the reviews reference the tongue of my tasting partner, Lori.
Best friends for over four years, we met at work (both of us are accountants by trade). I’ll be forever thankful that Lori is the beautiful lass that’s joined me on this journey to leave a Legacy of Tea.
Enjoyed for over thousands of years, today tea is the second most widely consumed beverage on the planet (with water being the first).
In the battle for the best cup, which contender will win? Could it be the Illustrious Loose Leaf? The Time-Tested Tea Bag? Or the Seasoned Sachet?
Now that you’re hooked on the good stuff, you’ll want to store it properly so it won’t spoil.
Tea has a language all it’s own. Grow in your tea terminology and feel confident as you speak the language of tea.
Coming soon! Updates and thoughts from the tea industry.