I use 3 different vessels to brew tea. My latest purchase was a 16 ounce ceramic mug with a large, extra-fine metal infuser and cover that also acts as an infuser holder. I use this one every night to brew my rooibos or herbal tisane.
Drinking adagio's citron green. It's been awhile since I've had this one. However, this morning I am wondering if flavored greens use Chinese or Japanese tea as a base...
Edit: Today I met a collegue/friend for lunch and tea at a tea room in her town. We had soup and sandwiches, and a cup of Dragonwell. It was okay--I could tell, though, that the leaves were a little stale.
For dessert, we went to another tea room in her town (she's so lucky!) where we had a cup each of gyokuro. It was delicious!! She put up with my talking about the color, taste, etc. We had small pastries with it, too, but of course I was much more interested in the tea. (Although, there was a very nice lemongrass ginger pastry I enjoyed).
The owner of the shop was a very nice Asian woman, who humored me with my interest (ahem...obsession...as my friend called it!
) in green tea, and even told me about upcoming tea tasting events in her store! I told her about teamap, and she was eager to read her tea room's reviews.
I would like to write reviews for both tearooms on tea map.
Right now, I am drinking something called "Rosy Dreams" that I purchased at the first tea store. It's a nice blend. The first couple of sips, however, tasted like soap. It's a little perfumy, too, but perhaps I'm just not used to this type of tisane, or "spa tea" as it says on the tin.