Wednesday Nov. 10 2010 1st Steep of the Day,
Wanted Something New and Daring, So went with Pu-erh
Yamamotoyama Sampler Oolong Pu-erh.
This is one of 9 Samples in this Stash Distributed Box tea.
The Dry Tea smells Leafy and my nose didn’t detect any major difference
This is a bagged Pu-erh in individual Foil packets
But nothing unusal compared with other Leaf Tea bags. (Wow)
This 1st steep was infused for 2 1/2 minutes in just under Boil
The Liquer is Golden Brown Earthy Smelling more so then the Dried leaves
First Hot sip is Pungent and slightly Dry to the taste.
After Notes are Pleasent and Refreshingly Clean and Clear Tasting
Later Warm Sips are more Distinct with a Musty and Earthy Presence.
This was a GREAT Introduction to the Mystery of Pu-erh’s
I am now looking forward to try a Brick or Cake Pu-erh in the Future.
Great way to try these Teas

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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The Book of Tea Okakura Kakuzo

The Book of Tea was written by Okakura Kakuzo in the early 20th century. It was first published in 1906, and has since been republished many times. – In the book, Kakuzo introduces the term Teaism and how Tea has affected nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life. The book is noted to be accessibile to Western audiences because though Kakuzo was born and raised Japanese, he was trained from a young age to speak English; and would speak it all his life, becoming proficient at communicating his thoughts in the Western Mind. In his book he elucidates such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of Tea and Japanese life. The book emphasises how Teaism taught the Japanese many things; most importantly, simplicity. Kakuzo argues that this tea-induced simplicity affected art and architecture, and he was a long-time student of the visual arts. He ends the book with a chapter on Tea Masters, and spends some time talking about Sen no Rikyu and his contribution to the Japanese Tea Ceremony.
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