Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Heap of Tea

This past October I made a trip to Wuyishan and bought a fair amount of tea, which in the past few months has been almost completely consumed. It was clearly time to order more.

I have been meeting lots of nice tea people online, and some of us got together to make a group purchase. The Yancha on the counter here is about 12 kilograms of Beidou #1 and Laocong Shuixian. The roast is pretty heavy at the moment, but ought to relax nicely in the next month. All told, the roasting at this tea factory is pretty good, but there was a sample of Shuijingui which got burned. I recommend over roasting a small portion of stale tea to anyone who has never done it, because I can't describe the flavour and even if its slight, it never goes away and its very different from a heavy roast.