Monday, January 28, 2013

Sitting Among the Teapots and Teacups

Last week I posted about the Tea Brunch hosted in my dining room
with food contributed by friends, Patty, Mary and Lynn.
Several of you made comments about it being a good idea
to let friends contribute to the event by bringing food items.  
I have hosted a Tea Brunch for my friends
three times before, the last one was in September.
I thought you might be interested to learn how last week's event came about...
Patty called and asked if I would host she, Mary, and Lynn again,
and she would bring muffins and fruit.  When I contacted Mary and Lynn,
they wanted to bring a brunch dish, too. 
Patty has a beautiful home with a lovely dining room,
so why did she want to have it at my house? 

 Because, she said she "loves to sit among my teapots and teacups."  
 The teapot and teacup collector that I am took that as a compliment!
Wouldn't you?

Today, I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

Tung Ting Formosa Oolong Tea

several years ago while visiting San Francisco.
It is a family-owned importer and tea shop
located in Chinatown.  I purchased some amazing teas
on that visit, and have ordered from them several times since. 

The tea below is Tung Ting Formosa Oolong.
This was the 2nd tea we drank at my recent Tea Brunch 
with friends, Mary, Lynn, and Patty.  
 This was one of four teas in the "Discovery Collection."  

The Red Blossom Tea Company description says, 
"Our Tung Ting was gathered at a little over 700 meters above sea level, 
in an area outside Lugu, Nantou County.  We source exclusively winter harvested
 leaves for their fragrance and mouth feel.  The tea is then lightly oxidized to
 accentuate its fresh orchid and gardenia notes."

We gave this tea 4 stars. 
(with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest). 
We all enjoyed the Tung Ting very much! 
I would definitely  purchase this formosa oolong again.  


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