Tea Selection: Organic Ti Kuan Yin *extra special*
Company Name: Stash
Location: Tigard, Oregon
Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:
The Stash Tea Company was founded in Portland in 1972 and operated out of an old Victorian-style house, supplying loose herbal teas and bulk herbs to natural food stores. In 1975, the company broadened its focus to include bagged teas and began to sell a full line of traditional, specialty blend, and herbal teas directly to fine restaurants and through a mail order catalog to consumers.
Stash Tea derives its name from an entertaining aspect of tea folklore. In earlier centuries, tea was a valuable commodity traditionally transported by clipper ship. The ship’s captain was often presented with the finest teas for his personal use. This supply was his “stash”, kept as his “private reserve”. Today, the term is still used to denote anything put away carefully because of its preciousness.
Stash is a large tea company and a supplier of teas to many different venues. I like their teas because they are never just settled with one set of teas, they grow, they change and they always keep us excited about the next line of teas that come out. Today I received some teas and then a new little box, simply stated “new teas”. Inside the box were 10 fun packets of teas and these were not just special to me, you can order them as well. Sample boxes are fun because you can try the tea and see if you like it or not, you don’t have to buy a ton to figure it out, just a tea bag and then if you like it, open up and buy a larger amount. So have some fun and branch out, try a few samples and make sure you let me know now what you tried.
Read more about Stash Teas on their website: Stash Teas. http://www.stashtea.com
Organic Oolong Tea
COSTS: $7.95 / 50 grams loose leaf
Price may vary according to the amount purchased.
Prior to brew: Here is one reason why I do not believe sniffing a tea prior to brewing is reliable. To me this tea smelled like Hay, it was not any more or any less. Keep reading…..
Brewed: Once brewed this tea is almost a white hue, barely any color at all.
Scent: Soft vegetal scent
Flavor: Very light tea with a very faint almost mint flavor in the background
Sentiments: This tea surprised me and not a lot of teas do that . I also rarely give out a 10 because a 10 to me is phenomenal! I really liked this tea, it had this amazing light flavor with a bit of a mint sensation on my tongue. If you are not sure about an Oolong tea give this one a try and if you do, let me know how well you like it.
My Tea Vault score values of 1-10 (10 being the best): “10”.
Till next Tea….