Thanks so much, everyone, for the informative replies!Drax
, it hadn't even occurred to me that there might be some lipids in tea, but you're right, that would certainly affect the overall feel. chrl42
, I've been buying whatever Yunnan Sourcing's currently selling as "silver needle" white, and recently I bought this one: "Yunnan "Yue Guang Bai" Air-Dried Autumn 2013 White". Sure enough, it has the same effect. So, maybe it's not just the SNs, but all the whites? I have yet to try any Yunnan Sourcing greens, but I just got some with my latest order, so I'll have to see if they have the same effect.
I've bought a few black/red teas from YS and I like them quite a bit, but none have that "lubricating" quality the white teas have. I've found something to like in almost every single type of tea I've purchased so far, though - no complaints wyardley
, I'd love to see that article, thank you! (And thank you for making the effort, even if you're unable to locate it!)