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Old Ways Tea - Winter DHP 2021

I posted about this tea previously and it's still as delicious as it was last time. What makes it special for this week's posting, is that I was able to drink it by a volcano. That's right, the steaming mists in the background are actually caused from vents from Kilauea on the island of Hawai'i. I spent some time preparing for this vacation and wanting to experiencing tea on the go. So, not only was I able to visit one of the most beautiful places in the world, but I was able to enjoy some really excellent Da Hong Pao while there.

I'm glad I chose this tea to take with me, since it's not overly strong compared to the Spring varieties, it makes for a good short-lived brewing. I boiled water and put it in my thermos to take, and luckily was still quite warm. The weather was an interesting juxtaposition between warm and cold. The area is a tropical rainforest climate seeing more annual rainfall than anywhere in the continental USA. In fact, the only places that exceed the area are in the temperate rainforests of southeast Alaska. It is, therefore, quite a wet environment. Although the temperatures were in the mid 70s F (23ish C), the wind blew in damp misty rain that caused a chill at times.

For more information on the tea itself, take a look over in The Rabbit Hole archives for the original DHP posting. Until next time, mahalo for reading!