Hello fellow tea lovers!
Day 3 is wet and snowy in Ottawa, so what better way to warm up than to have a nice cuppa’ tea? Let’s get started!
*tea kettle whistles*
Brooke: The calling!
Stacey: Let’s see what we have for day 3!
Brooke and Stacey: Ooohhh.
Stacey: Kwanzoo…Kawnzoo, Kwan-zooooow!
Brooke: It’s probably not zooow, I’d say “zooo”.
(Correct pronunciation is gawn-szoh, so looks like we were both off. Good thing this is a blog and not a podcast, Quangzhou Milk Oolong it is!)
Tea: Quangzhou Milk Oolong
Ingredients: Chinese oolong tea from the Wuyi Mountains
Description: This ultra-rare oolong from the Wuyi Mountains of China is velvety smooth and lightly creamy, with a subtle hint of orchid. It’s said that it came about when the moon fell in love with a comet. The comet passed her by, as comets will do. The moon cried milky tears, which chilled the tea fields, withering the leaves and giving them a delicate creaminess. It’s been a rare luxury ever since.
Steeping Instructions: 1.25 tsp, 85°C, 4-7 minutes
Brooke: Why do they call it milk, are we supposed to have it with milk?
Stacey: Is there no milk in it?
Brooke: How could there be MILK in it? No way.
Stacey reads above description a-loud.
Brooke: It’s too early for this.
Brooke: Hmm yes, this is nice. Very japanese-esque, almost like green tea style. It has a hint of lemon but not in a citrus-y way…in a soothing way.
André: Oh yes, I like that. I could have this climbing, no problem.
Brooke: It’s very rare André, you can just drink it whilly-nilly.
André: I guess I shouldn’t have taken such a big gulp then…
Stacey: I don’t know what you guys are talking about with the citrus-y taste!
Brooke: Not citrus-y, I meant soothing like a throat lozenge with a hint of lemon in it. Don’t take my words so literally, Stacey!
Stacey: Well it is quite lovely, very “all-natural”.
As we finish up sipping the tea, Brooke disposes of the tea leaves.
Brooke: WOW! Look at these leaves, they really bulked up! They were tiny balls and now they are full-on leaves! It’s like those gag boyfriends: “just add water! and grow your own boyfriend”. Don’t worry, I already have one!
We turn on the voice-type feature of phone again, and speak our final thoughts on the tea, keeping whatever the phone recorded as our final words:
Brooke: Very tucked up! Um, buttercup is smooth. I like a basket of kittens. I give it a tonton.
Stacey: As he has called, I’m enjoying it more and more! It’s very all natural and i like the snow vs well. It’s going down nicely. I give it a have content.
Brooke: …Our tea vibes aren’t really going to be a tea review anymore, are they?
Well friends, that’s a wrap for today. Day 3 was was quite lovely: soothing, earthy and best enjoyed as it cools down. Our friend MK said it reminded her of fettucini (Alfredo) sauce. So, there’s that! : )
Until next tea,
Stacey and Brooke