I was wondering whether I am the only one whose favourite type of tea changes along with the seasons. My cravings are Japanese green and Taiwanese high mountain oolong in spring and summer and pu-erh, yancha and bo luo chun in autumn and winter.
I haven't been drinking tea seriously long enough to be able to discern seasonal preferences. I do love Taiwanese high mountain oolongs, some days when it's a little chilly I like to have a roasted tea.
My preferences do change a bit with the seasons. Earthier, darker roasted puerhs and oolongs go especially well in the winter. But they're also nice for a change during the summer, and on gray overcast summer days.
I'm with hobnob on this one, I think that it's too early to tell if my tea choices will change by the seasons. However, it makes intuitive sense to me that darker roasts will be more appealing in the cooler temperatures.
One wrench is that regardless of the season, when my stomach is bothering me I tend to shy away from greens and greener oolongs because it seems like they're a bit harsher on my stomach.