As I managed to run out of greens towards the end of March, I was left with my 4oz of White Tip Oolong for April. It was my staple tea for the month and I enjoyed drinking it a lot. I am bored with it currently so it won't be my favorite for May. Thankfully, I have some Fukamushi Sencha Supreme on order from O-cha that should be here next week.
I got my Adagio order yesterday with a bunch of flavored teas to play with for iced tea and a few others to either try or restock. Yesterday I sampled Yunnan Gold, Spring Darjeeling, and Peach Oolong. I really did not like the Yunnan Gold at all. The smell of the dry leaves and the tea itself reminded me of the barn at the zoo with the musty hay and the sheep, pigs, goats, and llamas. The flavor of the tea was smooth, but I couldn't get past the barn smell. The Spring Darjeeling was okay, except I brewed it at below boiling which brought out the sharp, green flavor of it. I am going to try it with boiling water later. The Peach Oolong was decent hot and will probably make nice iced tea.
My only tea for today was a result of not wanting more White Tip Oolong and not knowing what to make. I grabbed the two of the flavored sample tins that sounded like they might be palatable hot and ended up with a mug of half Vanilla and half Oriental Spice. It is surprisingly pretty good.