Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Entertain The Healthy Way With Exotic Asian Tea

If you've managed to get your spring cleaning done, now would be the perfect time to plan a backyard or patio tea party with friends. There are so many great choices of tea available and many of them actually have great health benefits. I have recently expanded my inventory of exotic Asian tea which is all grown and imported from China. This quality Asian loose leaf packaged tea makes a great alternative for alcoholic drinks. Not that there's anything wrong with a little sake or wine party later ;).

Here are some of the new Asian tea flavors now available:
Gunpowder Tea- This type of green tea is grown in China's Zhejiang province and is made by rolling the large leaves into small balls that blossom in hot water. It has a satisfying, full-bodied flavor with a hint of smokiness. It is also known as Green Pearl Tea and is one of the world's most popular green teas. This tea is often served as a breakfast tea and pairs well with any food.

Lapsong Sauchong Tea- This smokey tea comes from the Fujian Province and is made by withering the leaves over pine fires, then rolling and pan frying them. After being pressed into barrels, the leaves are covered with cloth to ferment. Then they are fired, rolled and dried over pine fires. It can be served with or without milk and goes well with breakfast foods and fish.

Yunnan Golden Tips Tea- Actually considered a black tea, this tea is an extraordinary and rare treat. The golden tea buds steep into a deep red malty liquor with an incredibly long, rich finish.

Jasmine Silver Needle Tea- High in the mountains of China's Fujian Province, the downy buds of this fine silver needle white tea are picked and sun dried in April. In August, the dried buds are laid beneath a bed of fresh Jasmine flowers for a week, infusing the tea with the fragrant aroma of the flowers. Silver Needle tea has been grown in this beautiful, scenic place in China for over a thousand years.

Oolong(Wulong) Tea- Although this is not one of my newer teas, it's still worth mentioning because of its natural weight loss properties, including the ability to burn and break down fat, making it one of the most popular teas among Chinese people. It is often served in Chinese restaurants as it pairs well with meals and is believed to help regulate aging.

Black Dragon Pearl Tea- This tea is becoming harder to find as many growers are producing the ever popular Pu-erh Teas. A unique
Chinese black tea, it is produced in the southern province of Yunnan and has a surprisingly sweet undertone and smooth body.

Try serving one of these amazing Asian teas at your next tea party or browse through my entire selection of quality, importe
d Asian tea. Here are some great oriental style tea sets to help dress up your next tea party.


5-Piece Porcelain Tea Sets- These beautiful porcelain tea sets imported from China come in five different styles including:



Red Double Happiness Round Tea Set







Blue Qing Ming Village Tea Set







Red Blessing Floral Tea Set





Goldfish Tea Set

2 comments:

Decorating Japanese said...

Those tea sets are beautiful! Imagine them in a Japanese-themed living room - a huge framed Hokusai- piece, and ikebana for good measure.

Natalie said...

Love the last tea set...no really, I love it! I'm seriously thinking about buying one :)
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