so here it is fine folks…a bunch of photos of the current #teaware samples..
(many are different shots of the same stuff and prices a rough pre-order number)
i will be giving a few bits away to those keen to SHARE and LIKE the goods AND pre-orders will be happily taken for those keen on anything in particular..
(with the samples themselves available soon for first in first pouring)
#tea prizes too those participating and more #prizes for more activity..
after this one only 2 to go…! (11yr tuo cha, 8yr pu erh)
so the second mini cake-2012 autumn heavy charcoal roasted zhangping shui xian mini cake– from the famed Zhangping region, another version of narcissus or water sprite (with a fragrance similar to daffodil). another rarity-pressed oolong- the leaf is picked in late sept./early oct. and processed over a month with 8 steps including a stronger smoking/roasting than the last mini cake through a process handed down over at least 5 generations. a deep yellow liquor with a gentle malty/caramel aroma, round, mild, toasty and unctuous without any astringency or bitterness. reputedly “small bag of tea can be brewed for a whole day.” wow…!
another tasty little fella …
…and 2 aged ripe post fermented tea cake samples to go, followed by a battle off and order choosing….!
only a few more to go and i have been quietly hiding from these but fears unfounded….
quality reigned and two gently different tea emerged…
2013 Fujian Waishan Xiaozhong-lapsang AA grade.A well know red tea Fujian province, Wuyi mountain, Tong Mu area, This tea is made traditionally, made from local small varietal tea trees and harvested in spring. The dry leaf is small tight rolled dark with a good ratio of buds.
The smokiness of the first is very light. Sweet and smooth with ripe fruit following…
2013 Fujian Lapsang Souchong AA grade was a slightly finer looking grade of tea and has been smoked a little more than the previous…”medium” level but not at all unpleasant…tasty and refreshing both…3(?) more to go…!?