35 Tasting Notes
For 4/22: Prepped in a Ceramic Infuser Cup. Ahhh, love the smell jasmine!!
Chai and bagels, the breakfast of champions!
I’m really liking this in the morning, to start of the day with.
Prepped gong fu style for some friends. It was 94 today, but they stilled enjoyed it.
No it’s not the OS (a Mac joke). A very sweet and flavorful tea. Light and refreshing on the palate. Dispels the myth, that you can’t drink tea on a hot day( it was 85 today). Prepped in glass gaiwan, I like to watch the leaves “dance” as the open up. Kept water at 170 degrees, 2 teaspoons , 6 oz gaiwan yielded 4 steepings.
Drink Your Tea
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Drink your tea slowly and reverently,
as if it is the axis
on which the world earth revolves
- slowly, evenly, without
rushing toward the future;
Live the actual moment.
Only this moment is life.
Prepped in a ceramic gaiwan that holds 6 oz. Multi-colored leaves, from white to orange/red, to dark brown. Dry leaves have spicey,floral smell. Steeped 2 generous pinches, enough to coat the bottom of the gaiwan for 3 minutes. Leaves are large so a tea scoop would work too. The dark amber brew is sweet, with hints of cinnamon, citrus flavors round out the aftertaste.
“Let me say to you that whatever nation and culture you come from, and whatever traditions you embrace, I hope that your journey in life will be filled with joy. But no matter how or where you follow your path, don’t forget to take tea!” Brother Joseph Keenan
Tea video from one of my favorites places in San Francisco, Samovar Tea Lounge
Prepared in clay pot holds that holds regular cup of tea. 2 Teaspoons of tea, 200 degree water, and two ceramic tasting cups=5 infusions.