While I generally like all sorts of tea (with no milk, no sugar or honey), there're favorites. Japanese green tea aside, I love how a smoky lapsang souchong reminds me of a peaty single malt whisky. The Chinese white tea is lovely. Those are delicate and refreshing.
I like tea in the afternoons. Loose leaf tea is alot more fragrant than teabags. But I'm so lazy to brew it in a teapot and to have to wash it. So at the office, I make do by using the tea ball. The last 2 months, due to extra exertion of brain power, I've been gravitating towards lighter teas. The white teas are perfect calming medium on days when I want to strangle people.
The tea leaves in the tins of bi luo chun (碧螺春) and bai hao yinzhen (白毫銀針) in the office drawers have been rapidly diminishing. I think it's an indicator of stress levels. I'm going to look for the assam white next. I want to see if the supposed malty flavors come out.