Living in Vermont, a state with four very distinct seasons, I find my interests, moods and tastes change greatly depending on the time of the year. Lately, I've especially noticed how my tea drinking has shifted as the cold winter months close in. I've been brewing a lot of heartier, full-bodied teas and not really touching the lighter greens.
At least for this year, here is how my tea trends have gone:
Spring/Early Summer: Japanese greens; lots of high-mountain senchas and gyokuros
Late Summer/Early Fall: very young oolongs; lots of fruity, unroasted TGYs and Dong Ding
Late Fall/Early Winter: Raw puehr and some lightly roasted oolongs
Late Winter: Lots of aged puehr and heavily roasted aged oolong.
Does anyone else find their tea tastes changing with the seasons?