Go for the exotic. With the world, or in this case Tea, at my fingertips I have a tendency to get stuck on just one Tea. In this case the Tea has been Golden Monkey; which serves as my happy wake-up call each morning. It pains me to think of waking up to anything other than this beautiful Yunnan black tea with its light and delicately surprising fruity notes; it just makes the start of my day great. But like I said, this year I want to dip into my exotic collection of Teas on a daily basis, instead of coveting them away for once a year special occasions.
One might think that it is the expense of these Teas that has held me at bay; however it really has been a timing issue. Exotics like A Li Shan, Phoenix Pearls or even a Dan Chong Oolong, have flavor profiles so immense that I find I like to take my time, from the begin of the cup to the end; as I follow along the winding exchange of floral and fruity notes. Maybe my New Year’s resolutions is better defined as, I intend to take my time in the morning to smell the Tea leaves and enjoy my exotic Tea collection. Let me know your 2012 Tea resolution?