A remembrance of the good old times when Xizihao tea cost only $30 (now more usually $100) per cake. A solid performer, ready to drink now.
Tie Guan Yin challengers Tie Guan Yin, from the Anxi district in China’s eastern province of Fujian, is one of the classic Chinese teas. But Fujian’s distinctive style of green […]
Shellfish in the Langhe Continuing my thread on rare Piedmontese grapes, I opened a pair of interesting whites from this red-wine region. Historically Piedmont has always produced white wine, and […]
A political bottle A busy day today, tasting 50 wines for the WINO Magazine here in Warsaw. We continue tomorrow with what should prove an interesting panel: wines from the […]
Gems from north-eastern Poland I am a big fan of honey, and always keep three of four varieties at home. I have a few reliable suppliers in Warsaw, but am […]
Tea overdose I can’t give a very analytic description of this tea. I got a 20g pack from Alex Fraser of London’s Eastteas, one of my favourite tea merchants. (If […]
Isole e Olena: lightness, juiciness, naturalnessOur stay in Chianti is slowly drawing to an end. But it’s been immensely rewarding. Today we spent an entire afternoon at Isole e Olena. […]