It’s always so lovely to hear of other tea lovers discovering new teas or wanting to share their own tea moment. So, of course, I was delighted to hear from Abadia in Germany and her experience with one of my favorite Oolongs, Rose Violet Calendula Oolong from Naivetea:
This tea was really nice!
I was sceptical, because I don’t really like teas with flowery flavours.
But I was surprised!
I loved it!
I think these three flowers complement each other in a very harmonious way. And the Oolong basis emphasizes this composition perfectly.
Greetings from the very cold Northern Germany!
Thanks Abadia – I love this one too! But I guess that is no surprise, as it won An International Tea Moment’s Best of 2009 award for Oolongs.
Keep sharing your tea exploration and tea moments with me! I love to hear all about them!
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One of my greatest joys is when someone shares their own international tea moment, and when I received this one, it was especially lovely. Abadia has been a long-time reader and provides some of the greatest tips when I’m on the lookout for something in particular. So, please enjoy this tea moment, provided by Abadia and her daughters, Sara (13), Maren (10) and Isabel (8). All photos are courtesy of Sara (well done!)
I found it! Milk Oolong!
And it’s wonderful!
I was in Hamburg with my girls and we visited a tea house, Shanghai Yu Garden, that’s a replica of a famous tea house in Shanghai. This house is also a cultural centre and a bridge between both cities (Hambug and Shanghai).
The tea house has a website, but unfortunately not in English. www.yugarden.de
We had there “Yum Cha”, that’s the chinese tea time, and they served us incredible “Dim Sum” with the tea.
I tasted their Milk Oolong.
The nice woman (all the employees come from Shanghai) gave me a little bag with some Milk Oolong, and I’m wating for a special moment to drink it.
Next time I will try their the “Dragonwell”!
Greetings from hot (really hot) Germany!
Shanghai Yu Garden
“Hamburg-Shanghai Europa Tourismuszentrum”
Tea can bring people together, even if they are worlds apart. So, imagine my delight to hear from our drawing winner, Abadia, from Germany! She received her package with samples of all six award winning teas and sent me this lovely review of Andes Breeze:
Enjoying an Andes Breeze on the other side of the world!
I tasted it! And it was really lovely.
An herbal infusion perfect for me: not too fruity but refreshing enough and at the same time “warm”.
Spicy but gentle. Stimulating (good for an afternoon with a good book!) and due to the lack of caffeine very adequate for late evenings too!
Have a nice weekend,
I wholeheartedly agree! Thanks for your lovely review, and I look forward to hearing of even more moments from all of you!
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As promised, I randomly selected a winner from all of you who posted comments by January 22nd. Only, I didn’t just draw one name, I drew three! I was so excited about the six award winning teas, that I just HAD to have more than one winner. I notified the three winners on Monday, and they are:
A.H. from Germany (originally from Venezuela)
Jennifer S. from Washington
Tarcy from California
I heard back almost immediately from A. H., who was very excited about getting the opportunity to try these six teas. What a lovely surprise to also receive a picture that her youngest daughter drew just for me:
Té para Jen
I hope that one day I will be able to re-create this “moment” in real life with A. H. and her daughters!
Another winner, Jennifer, wrote, “And I must tell you, I have definitely been drinking more tea lately because of your blog. Mission accomplished.” She, too, responded with a picture. This one of a tea pot she painted and fired on her own at a pottery shop some years ago with a friend.(Is it just me, or does the tea pot in the drawing above look strikingly similar to the photo below???)
Jennifer's Tea Pot
I’m looking forward to hearing back from Tarcy so I can ship her the gift box of award-winning tea samples!
I’m also looking forward to hearing from more of you about your own tea moments. If you have one to share, please write a comment for this post and I’ll contact you for your story.
Congratulations again to all my drawing winners, and I look forward to your reviews of these teas that I love so very much!
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