From Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco, how many moons ago.
Mastress Alita’s Monthly Sipdown Challenge, April 2022 — “A Tea That Includes a Color in Its Name”
The entire age-darkened and -frosted 25g? orange in a teapot that I think is either 750 or 500mL, brewed for for several rounds. The tea came out such a rich color with a taste so smooth. Supposedly 17 years mature, this had rounded and deep notes that encompassed much of the range of shou pu’er flavor profiles and a strong and smooth zesty-piney aroma and taste from the aged orange vessel. Clean, not dank at all, nourishing and hearty. Also tasty drank cold.
It was perfect for a cold and blustery day earlier this week. This is one really good specimen and a reminder that I need to visit the Phoenix Collection one of these Saturdays.
Flavors: Barnyard, Bread Dough, Citrusy, Dark Wood, Earth, Evergreen, Leather, Malt, Mineral, Nutty, Orange Zest, Petrichor, Pine, Round, Smooth, Tobacco, Traditional Chinese Medicine