while the snow falls
enveloping all that it touches.
heavy with snow
I have always favored Pueerh, over the years having sampled many types of this fermented leaf produced in the Yunnan province of China. Pueerh can be paired with food, with various meats and fish, or just by itself for it's excellent health properties. The health benefits of Pueerh are believed to be many including weight loss, alleviation of indigestion and aid in the reduction of cholesterol.
But for now, I would like to extoll the virtues of Oolongs. Specially those from Taiwan, an island off the coast of China previously known as Formosa. A friend gifted us with a wonderful example of this variety, a Ginseng Oolong, also known as the King's tea. The ginseng imparts a floral orchid-like aroma while the combination with superior quality Oolong gives the final product a lingering sweetness and a deep golden brown color. This is a delicious tea that nourishes your body and replenishes your energy. Above all, countless cups of this hot beverage are best suited to drive winter's dreariness away.