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
From What-Cha Tea! Japanese Bancha Goishicha Dark Tea. Very, very unusual. VERY.
Teas with odd shapes, interesting origins and locales fascinate me so I bought 100 grams of this very odd tea!
I actually thought it was going to a sheng-like tasting tea from Japan but it is way different than I expected. It is full of the taste of dried plums, and really, very pleasant. Plums, prunes, figs, dates....not sure what it tastes like, but it is not sour and not lemony. I did not steep as suggested but did a 30 second-brew of a 'pillow' of it in my Petr Novak shibo. Dark, rich amber from the first steep. Leaves staying compact, but odd looking, and truly a feeling of experimentation abounds! For some reason I cannot recall I bought 100 grams of it, and it's good and fun but far too much for me to go through. So! Dear Readers! I am willing to share! I will happily send a pillow of tea to any of my readers who contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and this includes my vendor friends who would like to check it out!
Let's explore it together!