What goes better with your book than a freshly brewed cup of tea? Nothing.
On that note I’d like to introduce you to the last few varieties I’ve tried at Harney & Sons Fine Teas.
First off is the Oolong Dong Ding (Light). It has much less of an “earthy” flavor than what I usually associate with Oolong tea and more of a light, crisp taste. While it’s not quite as light a cup as a straight green tea it comes close and adds in a bit more flavor without being overpowering. Another plus with this tea is that (to me, at least) it goes a bit farther with it’s rolled tea leaves than an unrolled tea will.
Cinnamon green tea is a good substitute for Harney’s popular black tea with cinnamon flavoring. Just don’t expect it to last more than a single brewing. For some reason the flavorings seem to wash out the tea so that it never quite tastes right the second pot around.
Earl Grey Supreme is a good standard in black tea from their offerings. While it’s not exotic it packs quite a bit of flavor and makes a great morning or noon tea to pick you up.
Find all of Harney’s teas over at Harney.com or stop by their wonderful showrooms in NYC or the tasting gallery in Millerton, NY.