One woman's journey to make tea a daily, meditative all-encompassing journey as she begins the second half of her life.
A poet, fiction writer and creative editor of hundreds of publications now turns her full attentions towards a new-ish passion.
A deep and abiding love of Oriental Beauty
Laoshan Pine Needle Green!
Very yummy light green tea, with the prettiest little green twists, so delicate! Rich, warm flavor, not a hint of astringency, brewed it up six times and still has flavor. Following Verdant's instructions for brewing is key, as I often tend to over-steep greens and use either too much or too little leaf. So 4 grams of tea, 6 ounces of water, temp 175f, with ten second steeps. Lovely!
This is one of the first greens I have really enjoyed in a long time that didn't come from Japan. Perhaps it is time to delve into greens more deeply, and after a easy and successful session with this tea I think I'm ready to dig through my tea-drawers and pull out some of those other greens. If they are half as good as this sweetie of a tea, I will be quite pleased!