Oolong Tea (a.k.a Crack Tea)
So, funny story. I was sitting in front of my computer, with a nice little headache, talking to a friend of mine who is dragging a bit. We’re both lamenting because he’s tired and I’m trying to think of a topic on which to write. Anyway, I start telling him that instead of energy drinks, whenever I feel like I need a pick-me-up or when I have a cold, I drink crack tea. For minutes I go on and on about how this green oolong tea we get from TeaFromTaiwan.com is better than coffee, makes us feel better when we are sick, and is basically what makes us awesome.
I’m not sure he went and bought any, but it did give me a topic. I’m going to review crack tea!
Wait, Why’s It Called Crack Tea?
Well, for starters the package is written in Chinese characters, so we had to call it something. More importantly, we called it crack tea because the minute it entered into our office, none of us could stop drinking it. I would go through 2 bags a day and I started hoarding some in my desk because I wanted to make sure it would be there when I needed a fix. I even carried some around in my planner because I might need a little at home.
Okay, I have to stop here and say don’t freak out. While all of that was true, I wasn’t quite the addict I claimed to be. (Hi Mom!) It was just I do love my caffeine and I used the stuff to get me off soda, which was pretty cool.
Anyway, crack tea also earned the name crack tea because of the caffeine in it. We said drinking it was like being on crack, though frankly, I’m not sure any of us actually know what that’s like. (Daniel?)
Either way, the stuff tastes good (tea purists will roll over in their grave when they hear I sweeten it … with Sweet and Low), it packs a punch, and seriously, if you have a cold, it’s 1,000 times better than DayQuil. So if you get the chance, try some out. A pack of 50 bags is only $16, which is a bargain when you think of all the soda and over the counter cold meds you won’t need to buy!
I don’t know, I feel the need to raise the only concern about crack tea I have. My concern goes back to the package being written in Chinese characters. I honestly have no idea what’s in it. I am pretty sure it’s only tea leaves and maybe a little cassia bark or something for flavor, but if you are really concerned, a little more research or a call to the owners of the website might not be a bad idea.
Honestly, at the end of the day, the stuff is probably made in the US and given crazy packaging so that American consumers think they are getting something mystical. I’m not too worried about it. The site appears reputable and I seem to be okay after drinking it for almost a year, so yeah, I say go for it.
Get your own crack…er oolong tea!
Picture taken from teafromtaiwan.com