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This was the third gin-infused/scented tea I’ve tried from Smith Teamaker’s in-house blender, Tony Tellin. The technique used was a different one; Mao Feng green tea was basted in gin for a period of time then re-dried. Or at least, that’s how I understood it. The result was a green tea with a very damp, deeply juniper berry scent. Taste-wise, it had more in common with a freshly-plucked, early spring Long Jing with a lemony/winy presence. Quite fantastic.

Full Write-Up Here: http://lazyliteratus.teatra.de/2011/05/04/mao-feng-gin/

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

This is one that is only available at the tea shop? I might have to talk my hubby in to taking me for a visit…

Geoffrey Norman

Yep, I think it’s on sale now. SO worth it. It’s not too strong on the gin note as to be unpalatable. Just the right amount o’ berry.

LiberTEAS

Maybe if I fix him a really nice dinner for when he comes home from work the next couple of days, he’ll take me there on Sunday. :)

LiberTEAS

or Monday… probably closed on Sunday…

QuiltGuppy

They have a really nice website and pretty cool packaging. (Yeah, I’m into that sort of thing.)

Geoffrey Norman

@LiberTEAS – Yeah, they’re closed on Sunday. Better do it Monday. Just butter him up on Sunday. heh

@QuiltGuppy – I watched an expose that went a little into their packaging design. They put a lot of thought into it.

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LiberTEAS

This is one that is only available at the tea shop? I might have to talk my hubby in to taking me for a visit…

Geoffrey Norman

Yep, I think it’s on sale now. SO worth it. It’s not too strong on the gin note as to be unpalatable. Just the right amount o’ berry.

LiberTEAS

Maybe if I fix him a really nice dinner for when he comes home from work the next couple of days, he’ll take me there on Sunday. :)

LiberTEAS

or Monday… probably closed on Sunday…

QuiltGuppy

They have a really nice website and pretty cool packaging. (Yeah, I’m into that sort of thing.)

Geoffrey Norman

@LiberTEAS – Yeah, they’re closed on Sunday. Better do it Monday. Just butter him up on Sunday. heh

@QuiltGuppy – I watched an expose that went a little into their packaging design. They put a lot of thought into it.

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I moonlight as a procrastinating writer and daylight as a trader of jack. I appreciate good tea, good beer, and food that is bad for me. Someday I’ll write the great American novel. And it’ll probably have something to do with tea or beer…or both. In the meantime, I subsist.

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