Ingredients: Forever Spring Classic oolong tea*, cacao nibs**, gotu kola leaf, & holy basil leaves
* Contains caffeine - approximately 1/4 cup of coffee
** Contains a fraction of caffeine
Good for: Elevating your mind; projects & meditations
Tastes like: A pure & natural oolong with a fragrant buzz
Makes you feel like: Going for a mental ride!
Art by: Caleb Cliff
102 grams / 35 servings (1.5 tsp per 8 oz water)
Something to think about
I love oolongs. Somewhere between a white and a black tea lays my cup of tea. Elegant and enlightening. I get Buddhist vibes drinking oolong and had quite the experiencing sampling a wide variety of Forever Spring oolong tea from jhentea. Most tea bushes can only produce tea 2-3 times a year. Wanna take a guess at how often Forever Spring flourishes?
I ended up with the Forever Spring Classic, a light roast that in the words of Tealet, is a “honey-sweet, soft, and incredibly likeable tea!” I paired the precious and pure flavor of the oolong with gotu kola and holy basil, two brain herbs that fit the vibe of the tea. The tea still needed something and cacao nibs rounded that out – bringing in a little “heavy” to the thinker.
The art for Heavy Thinker was done by my roommate, Caleb Cliff. He’s an all-around talented guy and has been a big help in the Craft Tea revamp. He was gracious enough to provide a cover that I thought would be up his alley, because of his Ayurvedic and sound healing studies. He’s a bit of a heavy thinker…
Vinyl Pairing: David Axelrod - Song of Innocence (1968)
David Axelrod produced insanely good instrumental music in the 60’s and 70’s and is one of the most sampled artists in hip-hop. His debut, recorded with the Wrecking Crew, is great for inspiration and the cover fits the style of Heavy Thinker.
Further Listening: Live at Royal Festival Hall (2008); Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping (1968)