Every year at this time, my husband and I choose a "non-profit" to whom
we give a donation in lieu of gifts. And every year, we buy ourselves
one small self-indulgent gift. Of course, for me, it's tea.
If you were to buy yourselves a self-indulgent tea, what would it be? I
am curious and welcome suggestions.
Have peaceful holidays.
I would recommend the Xi-Zhi Hao "Tai Chi Series" banzang mountain
pu-erh cakes from Houdeasianart.com, or the 70's Guang Yun Gong cake
from the same supplier. I like this supplier alot for his unusual
selection and prompt delivery. If you ship from China you will not get
your goodies before xmas, but Guang will get your goodies to you in
just a few days. The Guang Yun Gong would be something to impress the
heck out of any of your friends who know from pu-erh, and all the
Xi-Zhi Hao products are well made and gorgeously presented. Hope this
For me tea is a simple pleasure, the simpler the better. A few years
ago I purchased an Olson Stoneware tea kettle for around $35, that is
about as indulgent as I get with tea.
However I would take a flight to Paris to spend lots of dollars on
Marriage Freres tea.
I bought my fiance a nice Yixing with a handle that looks like a
twig/branch that wraps and loops up over the top of the pot. (she
really likes it and it is a beautiful teapot)
I bought myself some Red Robe (Da Hong Pao) Oolong, and some Snow Bud
I think that's about it for this year.
I would like to self indulge with an oolong fron anxi, a beautiful
buddas palm from a very dear man who shared some of his with me. I
would have so much that I would share with everyone who asked me . And
we could all have a sip of heaven together!