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Spring Green Tea

While looking at my Facebook feed this morning, a photo memory from last year popped up. Ugh! It was a snow-covered shot and there was still ice on the stream. Well, THIS year is much, much better. It’s still chilly out, but no snow or ice and the sun is shining brightly.

A beautiful, but chilly spring morning on the stream.
A beautiful, but chilly spring morning on the stream.

Then as I was looking out the window whilst standing in the warm sun, I saw a large American robin hopping around on the banking and knew spring IS truly on it’s way. At least that’s what I’m told. So, I opted for a lovely green tea this morning.

Those of you who know me or follow my blog might now I’m not a huge green tea drinker. I have yet to find THE green tea for me. I’m much more of a strong, black tea drinker. However, today I was in the mood for something lighter to celebrate this lovely morning.

I found a far of Pi Lo Chun China green snail spring tea from Upton Tea Imports in my tea cabinet. As soon as I opened the lid of the jar, I knew it was the right decision for the mood I’m in this morning. Not only does it have a savory, light scent, but the leaves give the impression of buds popping up through the earth.

Pi Lo Chun green tea leaves.
Pi Lo Chun green tea leaves.

As the hot water touches the tea “buds” they unfurl into a beautiful forest in the teapot. I’m so glad I used the clear glass teapot to view this.

Unfurled tea leaves in the pot.
Unfurled tea leaves in the pot.

The flavor is strong, but not the usual medicinal flavor I associate with green tea. There is a nuttiness to it that I quite enjoy. I need to remember this lovely brew and try to indulge all of my senses a wee bit more. Happy Spring!

A lovely spring brew in teacup & saucer.
A lovely spring brew in teacup & saucer.

2 thoughts on “Spring Green Tea”

  1. I know what you mean about green tea. I have learned to enjoy it because of it’s health benefits and try to drink at least one cup a day. I tend to like it better if there is something added to it like orange, cranberry pomegranate, or my latest has Chamomile Mint in it. These are just teas I find in the grocery store, not loose leaf but I like to keep trying different types of green teas. I will have to get some loose leaf to try. I am sitting here looking out at this cold, windy, sunny, snowy morning…yes, we are having snow flurries in April! (Reminds me of Springtime in the Rockies!) Happy Spring to you! xo’s

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  2. Happy Spring to you Aunt Heidi 🙂 The Pi Lo Chun green tea leaves are funny looking aren’t they? It does look a lot better at your house this year than last year. I don’t even want to share a picture of our house, lol. 3-4 in …. boooo. I did go in the garden department of Walmart yesterday and it got me excited for Spring! Sending Lots of Love 🙂

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