146 Tasting Notes
3g / 200ml glaspot
Single infusion 5m @ 100C
Glaspot worked well, produced a typical darjeeling. The kind of flavour one would expect at english teatime :) Just missing som nice fresh baked scones with salty butter and marmelade :)
Well balanced astringancy, fruit and herbs. I do think it had a bit more body in the ceramic pot. Taste is slightly lighter than i can recall.
Maybe i should learn how to bake scones.. or find a girlfriend ;)
5g / 90ml celadon gaiwan.
Hm didn´t like this very much. Kinda bland. The texture was of. hm kinda hard to describe but the balance of the flavours wasn´t good. The rest will go straight in the bin. so guess this was a sipdown.
6g / 400ml ceramic pot, water from Kunzan tetsubin.
One infusion: 4m @ 90C
Ah this is my favorite breakfast tea. It manages a powerful cup of ripe fruit with the perfect balance of astringancy. Slightly sweet aftertaste. Jummy!
3tsp / 1cup water / 1 cup lowfat milk
My mother is visiting this weekend so i thought id treat her to some chai. My parents went to india in the late 70:s and my mother has lots of good memories from there. One of thoose is chai tea.
I used 3 tsp this time for a bit more “spice”. Unfortunatly i only had low fat milk 0,5% at home. Next time ill use 3% or more. The result is more creamy..
However the flavour was good and my mother very happy. :)
5g / 180ml Kobiwako kyusu
Three consecutive nfusions
1:10m/1:40m/2m @ 100C
This time i treied slightly longer infusions.
First two cups was powerful, the third was a bit weaker. I think ill try 1/1:30/2 next time or ill have to increase amount of leaf for 3 infusions.
Taste is the usual japanese black. Little astringancy full of cinnamon, mint and some spicy notes. Sweet.
5g / 200ml glaspot, water from Kunzan tetsubin
Tried this most exellent light oolong westernstyle. I found that it does infuse very quickly. the 1m infusion was a bit to long as i got some slight astringency. This tea was a whole lot better gong fu style. Will try one more time with shorter infusions.
8p / 220ml zhuni yixing
1:10m/1:40m/2:20m @ 100C
After a tough week with a cold and loads of work today on a saturday :/ i felt i needed a treat. So i brought out my favorite black.
Superb as always. Full of sweet honey and maltiness with a bit of chocolate and a wee hint of citrus. First infusion was pure magic! i did the three infusions in rapid succession. first in a cup the other two in a pitcher. Don´t want to let the leaves cool between infusions.
3g / 220ml zhuni yixing
Single infusion 2m @ 90C
Oh yeah! Best single infusion yet. Very sweet and smooth. Lots of honey but a little less malt. Nice when i want just one cup.
2tsp / 2 cups (ca 400ml)
I boiled 2tsp in 1 cup of water for 5 minutes. Then i added 1 cup of milk and boiled shortly. Added 1 tsp of sugar.
Since i´ve got a cold i thought some chai would be good for me. This is a classic chai with a spicy taste. Refreshing and good for a sore throat. I also drank some nice genmaicha but not feeling the energy to log.