Get to know one of the stars of this spring’s tea harvest — Lu Zhen or Green Needles. A brisk green tea that’s virtually unknown outside of China.
Tae Guan Yin is one of the oldest oolong tea bush varietals. It’s also an heirloom of the tea generations and is highly regarded as a profound oolong. My affection for this treasure of a tea and my last trip to Taiwan to make Tae Guan Yin for Rishi Tea have inspired me to help those in Haiti.
I spend a great deal of my time in the sub-tropical heat of Southeast Asia. When I come back to my frozen homeland (Midwestern USA) at this time of year, I often find myself complaining, “It’s so cold and depressing. When is winter going to end?” When I feel that down and blasé mood creeping up on me, I call upon the uplifting powers of Gyokuro.