Last October, after our 2011 Taiwan Oolongs Study Tour Program, I tried to find one travel tea set for myself. This is not for tea ceremony, simply for my own enjoyment of having fine Taiwan Oolongs in a hotel room or at the place that tea sets are not readily available. Most Oolongs are bolder leaves, so I have to get one with large chamber for the leaves to unfurl. I figure 3 oz teacup is a right size for me for each infusion. Since it is for traveling...try not to be too complicated... a 6 oz teapot that could offer two cups of tea, not to worry about extra tea is over steeped in the pot, and no need to have additional pitcher... So I got this Ivory White Porcelain Travel Tea Set, sku#TD-106 added to our stock line.
Very well designed tea pot, especially for Oolong leaf to have full chamber to unfurl during the infusion... Perfectly to make two cups of fine tea at each infusion.
Tea cups and tea pot could be packed in separate bag, and then to be rest assured in a foam/cushion filled travel bag.
Next time while on a run again, pack this set in your luggage... make sure you have your favorite tea with you. Here is a selction of Specialty Oolong from Taiwan for your reference -
Amber Oolong, the gongfu
The craftsmanship of baking Amber Oolong requires great effort and many years of practice. The toasty aroma with a natural sweet lingering finish can be enjoyed after many infusions. This tea is often used in traditional Gongfu tea ceremony.
Brandy Oolong, the darling
Made from Taiwan’s unique cultivar, Brandy Oolong has been skillfully processed with indoor withering, high-oxidation and heavy rolling to bring out the rich notes of each cultivar. Ruby 18, FB 27, FB 74…to name a few which have become the modern classics for tea enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.
Jade Oolong, the classic
This naturally fragrant high mountain tea instantly captures tea drinkers’ love. After repeated withering, oxidation and wrapped-rolling, the pleasant aroma and delicate yet lasting flavor are sealed in the semi-balled, tightly rolled leaves.
Oriental Beauty, the exquisite
With the special visit by green leaf hoppers in early summer, Oriental Beauty delivers an exceptional fruity and elegant floral aroma with an intense, complex flavor followed by a rich honey and ripe peach aftertaste. This is truly the Champagne of teas, only from Taiwan.
Pouchong, the esteemed
Famous for its exceptional captivating aroma; this tea demands the most superior skills in every step of processing. Pouchong is often used as gifts bestowed to elders and special friends.
Bliss Oolong, the harmony
This tea can be a result of blended with various estates, crops, batches, or types; or of scented or mixed with herbs and tisanes. Its flavor and aroma always brings bliss – a taste of harmony.