a Chinese tea classic…a quite broken dark leaf, deep and warm in tone, fresh taste and clean finish…hmmm
(hey fine folk @ThreeDRadio listeners down south, send me yr deets, i will send of a sample and you can tell me if it’s up to chop…..?)
2013 Keemun sample
anyway, that’s said so off to the 6th? steep of 2013 yunnan yue guang bai (moonlight) tea ..it’s not white not oolong..each pour a little change in tone and taste….small pots, many cups…(and only about 15 more samples to try yet…tough job this tea catching…!)
the aftermath of late night Chinese tea tasting…overflowing pots with spent but still beautiful leaf..
many cups went through the 2 pots and gaiwan on the tea tray..glass pot-”white peony”, gaiwan- “gao yin ya” green, clay pot- autumn anxi benshan oolong
(fresh pot and cup- Nepali special organic oolong)
the small clay pot nearly filled the plate when emptied, neck deep in oolong…1/3rd into the new Chinese adventures with more green, oolong, red and post fermented teas to come…
So begin your own tea experiments and enter the wonderful world of taste, experience and learning…!
“When tea is more than a drink and the tea ceremony is understood and practiced to foster harmony in humanity, promote harmony with nature, discipline the mind, quiet the heart, and attain the purity of enlightenment, the art of tea becomes teaism.The term “chadao” has two words, the first being ‘tea’ and the second the Chinese loanword tao/dao/ native suffix -ism (also Japanese: 主義), and could thus be read as ‘teaism’. Another, more literal reading of the word is the ‘way of tea’ (茶 tea and 道 way), comparable with for example 弓道; the way of the bow. The term can be used to describe tea ceremony as the interests in tea culture and studies and pursued over time with self-cultivation.Teaism is mostly a simplistic mode of aesthetics, but there are subtle insights into ethics, and even metaphysics. Teaism is related to teamind. A sense of focus and concentration while under the influence of great tasting tea.
A ‘ Teaist’ is a person who performs or enjoys the art of tea and ‘teaism. In Chinese and Japanese, as well as South Korean traditional culture, there are well developed teaisms.” [wiki- tea lore]
for more information on teas, preparation, prices etc
NEW 4X10g SAMPLE PACKS $12– your choice or mine, get an introduction to the highest quality Tea Catcher teas (each with info sheet and ‘how to..’) for yourself or gift a loved one (a great addition to a teapot gift too…! and free post on taster packs solo…!)
CHINESE TEA order (and teaware) now made and because they were so fab i will be getting small seasonal amounts of much of the teas tasted, first in first served, stay tuned…
FRESH NEPALI TEAS too are on their way, beautiful first and second flushes, coming to a cup near you soon….!
ICEDTEAS -testing underway of new blends and hopefully ready for a market stall soon….! (or cocktail near you..)
(happy for ideas too-free tea for the best ones)
-ice and cold brew teaware for home or travel also in the near future…cool…for summer…
GIVEAWAYS– well finally i will give one more week then next friday give away some pots and teas to some lucky of those ‘liking’ and ‘sharing’…so do some more of that and the generosity levels will rise….
there’s probably a whole lot more but for now…
thanks folks, stu