?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Previous Entry Share Next Entry
Mu Dan Rose jasmine tea
twitch sigil
saxifrage00

Mu Dan Rose jasmine tea
Originally uploaded by Saxifrage.
Mu Dan Rose tea is one of the neatest and tastiest green teas I've had. It's whole green tea leaves hand-tied around a flower blossom so that it's a tight ball. When it's steeped the leaves and blossom unfold and infuse the water with lovely flavours.

Steeps at Laurel and Broadway is where I discovered this delicacy. They have two varieties, jasmine and carnation. Among my errands today I sat down and relaxed for a bit and tried the Mu Dan Rose jasmine (I'd tried the carnation the first time), and the experience was just as good as I remembered it. It's a tea to savour and sit with for a while, and the atmosphere and service at Steeps is well-suited to that.

I want to get some to take home, but first I'd have to find some place that sells nice glass teapots like the one shown here—it'd be a shame and a waste to steep it in anything else. Steeps, oddly, doesn't have any on display for sale, though next time I'm there I plan to inquire.

(There are a handful more pictures under my "Mu Dan Rose" tag.)

  • 1
Try the Bayswater Tea Company at 2966 W. Broadway. I know the lady who runs the store - her store used to be right next to Celtic Woollens. The store's phone number is (604) 733-5767. They carry pretty much everything tea-related.

I live really close to Steeps and have never been there. I think that I shall have to go there soon! That's some very pretty tea.



Thanks for the tip! I'll have to check that out next time I'm MacDonald-ward.

I don't know if you ever go into Metrotown (I try to stay out myself, but it's Adrian's favorite Mall and they *do* have a T and T) - anywhoo, there's a kiosk downstairs near the Lush store that seems to sell a very wide assortment of glass teapots. I steer clear, because I don't need another teapot, but they'd likely have something that suited you.

T at broadway and granville sells glass teapots, and some of my favorite teas... it's just down from the cactus club between granville and fir...

happy hunting:)

Oh yes, they're good too. I shoulda thought of them!

The photo you have up tempted me so much I had to venture up to try this tea, what a beautiful tea, tastey and beautiful.

Thanks for the compliment! It's hard to capture a tea in a photo, but I think I did well enough.

I'm glad I've introduced another to this wonderful tea. :-D

Your picture was wonderful, it is what sold me on it in the first instance! So warm inviting and captures the beauty perfectly!

I did see a few of the carnation versions for sale in China Town at Ten Ren Tea. However, I went home with my first love Jasmine Dragon Ball instead.

  • 1