Gongfu Sipdown (2311)!
This morning I drank this while reading through some of my grandma’s old Little Golden Books. As children, whenever we visited over pur summer break, we would grab stacks of them each night to read as bedtime stories. Before she passed, she had collected hundreds of them, and I had read each other them at least a half dozen times if not more. My favourites we probably read hundreds of times a piece. It’s a very special memory.
The tea was a beautiful accompaniment for this trip down memory lane. Smooth and roasty from the first steeps with dark notes of charred woods, barley, spices, and incense with a subtle, heady floral undertone. The body notes were sweet and jammy with distinct plum and blueberry. Though initially more of a back seat presence to the roast, spice, and mineral elements of the brew the deeper “purple tasting” stonefruit and berry notes really hit their crest around the third steep and became a much more distinct element of this session!
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SIRh9xzwHs