Millerton’s Flight of Teas! March 2nd & 3rd
March 1, 2013
This weekend, we have decided to share some of our staff’s favorite teas. We are frequently asked what our favorites are, and while it’s hard to decide on one, we have narrowed our selection down to a precious few, two breakfast teas and two “guilty pleasures.”
Nahorhabi Broken-Leaf Assam is a hearty, malty Indian tea with a strong enough body to add milk, and a sweet enough taste to do without. This is the type of tea frequently consumed for breakfast by Michael and Brigitte Harney.
Hao Ya ‘A’ is a bold and smooth Chinese Keemun black tea. As we drink our tea “neat” in the tasting room, this full-bodied tea with its subtle sweetness is a wonderful way to start the day.
We have a few teas that I’ve designated our “guilty pleasures” because, while we all adore the nuances of flavor in unflavored teas, sometimes you just want a treat. Pomegranate Oolong is a “must have” when we travel. As we bring tea wherever we go, it is great to have a tea that is delicious no matter what brewing parameters we encounter in our travels. When brewed with slightly cooler water, as you may be served in a restaurant or from a hotel hot pot, the sweetness of this tea emerges. When brewed with nearly boiling water at a coffee shop, the floral notes of the oolong mingle with the fruitiness of the pomegranate to brighten and awaken your senses.
Vanilla Comoro is a favorite dessert tea around here. The delicious vanilla flavor on a decaffeinated black tea makes a wonderful after-dinner treat that won’t keep you awake all night. It is wonderful on its own, but becomes decadent when a touch of sugar and a drop of milk have been added.