Thursday, August 04, 2005
Good Tea Bad Tea
With all this talk of Tea that has been going on and I just had to try out some more Matcha candy. Mmmmm Matcha candy right? No Wrong wrong wrong wrong!!!! (this is the bad part, we will get to the good part soon). Firstly I don't think it is Matcha, but instead some really wrong mutated form of powdered Jasmine tea. Now I love jasmine tea, as you will see soon but these candys are from jasmine tea hell! If there is one. YUCK. The only good thing about them was watching Casey's face contort after he tried them LOL! They are weird and really sweet and almost like jasmine perfume on the outside and like green tea and off peanuts on the outside. So please take my advice and if you ever see "Green tea crisp candy" be very very afraid and walk as quickly as you can in the opposite direction, and please under no circumstances put them in your mouth!
So after all this bad tea talk, we should move onto good tea. Jasmine Pearl Tea is very good tea! It is not at the cheap end of the spectrum, we paid $9.90 (AUD) for 100gms and I have seen it for about $13 USD on froogle. But it is really good. Tea leaf buds are picked and scented with jasmine flowers for up to 12 nights then they are hand rolled into the little balls you see in the above picture. The little balls make dosing the tea for your favourite strength very easy too! Once you add the hot water the balls unfurl till you have tea leaf buds in your cup! Very cute. The second cup of tea from the leaves is even better than the first too. So if you are a fan of Jasmine tea try to seek this tea out and give it a try... but you mightn't want to go back ;)
The Tea Roundup has begun at a la cuisine so go check out the 90+ dishes! (Thanks Clement)
*note* I have heard that the tea is really good for you too! (better than normal green tea)
Posted by eat stuff at Thursday, August 04, 2005