The boyfriend and I went to the rainforest yesterday (http://www.regnskoven.dk/en/frontpage/) and I’m still all exhausted. It did inspire my choice of tea, though, because I’ve discovered that I associate the idea of Yunnans with that sort of climate and nature. I have no idea what that area of China looks like, but in my head it just makes that connection. This was a pretty new discovery for me, so don’t bother asking me what my associations with the Fujian teas or Keemun would be because I haven’t the foggiest idea yet. I only discovered it about Yunnans this morning when I thought it seemed appropriate for a post-rainforest visit cup.
Unfortunately I’ve managed to make it a bit of a weakling cup this morning, which frankly doesn’t suit it very well. A large part of the body of the flavour seems to be missing and has just gone watery instead.
The spicy pepper note is intact, though, and it has a sort of hay-ish tint to it as well. The sweet note that it often has also seems to be missing along with the rest of the body, though, and that really is a shame.
It’s a good tea, this one. This is just not the most succesful cup I’ve ever made of it. That’s all.