roddy Posted October 24, 2007 at 01:49 PM Report Share Posted October 24, 2007 at 01:49 PM Round about this time of year I find myself switching from drinking chilled water to nice hot tea. So, I thought I'd find out what everyone's drinking. Personally I like my tea with a bit of bite, and for preference I'll go for something semi or fully fermented - Oolong (used to drink a lot of Tieguanyin) or Pu'er. I'm also quite partial to Kuding - took a while to get used to, but I do find it very drinkable now. When I first got to China I always used to have either Jasmine or Chrysanthemum tea. I think this is because they were the only ones I could recognize on the menu. "Oolong . . .OOh, sounds scary . . . Pu'er . . . oh'er, best not . . hmmm, Jasmine. That's a flower, isn't it? Lets try that" I started experimenting more once I got to Beijing and was spending loads of time sitting around cafes studying or working - a coffee won't last long, but they just kept on topping up the tea. I also just bought some 大麦茶, which is the stuff you often get free in cheapish restaurants. Perfectly drinkable, but the restaurant association means I keep on thinking I'm about to get served a great big meal. And I'm not So what is everyone else drinking? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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