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Welcome to Tea with Evening Shire. We thought it would be nice to share some tea together.

 

Today we are drinking Teabox’s High Mountain Oolong​ Tea.

water along the Bayside of Assateague Island

This day was a warm sunny day where the breeze off the ocean was brisk but not bracing, the sun was bright but not too harsh. We are by the ocean and bay at Assateague Island for this month’s Tea with Evening Shire. We are enjoying a peaceful moment to try another of Teabox’s teas, High Mountain Oolong.

This tea, unlike the others we have tried has the fewest floral notes. It seems like a very simple tea – perfect for this simple moment away on a brief vacation. We are on Assateague island enjoying the sun and sand before the fall slips away to the colder winds of winter.

I decided to look up what an Oolong tea was. We have been drinking Oolong for the last few months and I became curious about what exactly was the difference from the black tea on our breakfast tables.
 
Oolong combines the elements of green and black tea. All teas start as green teas but the process of oxidation slowly turns a green tea to a black tea. An Oolong tea oxide only partially so it holds the properties of both a green tea and a black tea. Some of the benefits of Oolong are boosting metabolism and relaxation. What a perfect tea for a bayside afternoon relaxing!
 
I am on Assateague Island to work on a personal project. It was a challenge to put aside all the work projects for 2 days. But I decided that now was a perfect time and gave myself permission to change my priorities if only for 2 days.
 
I started a fire and boiled some water for afternoon tea at my campsite. This High Mountain Oolong had an umami fragrance reminding me of fresh clean earth. Tea water boiled over a campfire can become very hot which forced me to slow down and enjoy the moment as I waited for the tea to cool.
 
My mom enjoyed this tea. She found it to be not bitter at all. It did not have the complexities of some of the other teas we tried so far. This was simple and down to earth. it did not need sugar or too much milk to drink.
 
I found it very delightful. There was no aftertaste or bitterness. Just clean and light like an autumn wind from the high mountain air. The color was a light golden color. I brewed only one cup for the recommended time on the package. Although it was a simple flavor for me it seemed deeper in tones than the teas I have always drunk from the supermarket. I’ve always didn’t like drinking tea before because it tasted like hot water. These teas from Teabox have changed my thinking. This one is no different. The flavors bring to mind all kinds of memories and thoughts. I’m beginning to think a tea ritual is a great way to open your mind and heart for the process of creating. At least a tea ritual with the kinds of teas that the Teabox offers.
 
With the fall in full swing, I am not sure what Tea with Evening Shire will take next month. But I promise we will continue this beautiful creative ritual throughout the winter. So give this tea a try and join us in Evening Shire next month and let us know your thoughts. We’ll try another tea and make space for more creating.

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Teabox is having a sale on their loose teas. This is a great time to try some.

Up to 50% Off on Select Loose Leaf Teas

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Evening Shire is committed to supporting our artists and vendors. We will never sell ads directly in our shops. Because of this we rely on affiliate links to help support our artists and vendors. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.