Good morning! I apologize for not having a new tea review for all of you today. A dear friend of mine has been in the ICU all week and I am headed into Boston to be with him. Please enjoy this tea review from last fall and I’ll be with you all next week to share a review of a new first flush Assam from the Amgoorie estate. Thanks for understanding, dear tea friends.
I was up quite early today for a Saturday. The day dawned bright and clear and as I sipped my tea, I thought of that fateful day 9 years ago. Another beautiful, clear September morning that turned dark and sad as the events of the day unfolded.
I raise my teacup and dedicate my thoughts today in memory of all those lives lost that day…
I’m sipping a China green tea called Jade Cloud Mist. Harvested in the spring in An Hui province, the leaf is exquisite.
The leaf is a very fine plucking of the new growth found at the tips of the tea plant stems.
I steeped the leaves for 3 minutes in 180 degree F water. A pronounced vegetal aroma wafted up from my glass teapot as I poured my first cup.
Even though the tea liquor is a very pale sage green, the mouth feel is very full and buttery smooth with light notes of asparagus.
A sweetness lingers with every sip.
So pale, so light, yet so very flavorful. A real treat for those who cherish their green tea.
“…to go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows…….perhaps you will discover that you are called to be an artist….” ~Rainer Maria Rilke