Tea is perishable. Green tea doesn’t age. Drink your Japanese sencha within a few weeks. Lies, all lies.
Three Korean teas on the tea table – more than I normally sample in a year.
Enjoying tea in location… in wine country.
Third installment of my tea and food matching sessions. Italian red mullet fish roe (bottarga) provides a challenge with its huge intensity of umami taste. Will any tea survive this?
Trying to ease the nuclear stress with some Japanese green tea. Two senchas tried from celebrity teamaster Fumio Maeda: after a great first experience with his œuvre a few months ago, this 2010 Tonzawa and 2010 Seki-no-zawa are a bit down-to-earth but good nonetheless.
After my article on the 2009 teas from renowned tea master Yoshiaki Hiruma of Japan’s Saitama, here’s a look at this 2010 vintage, including the famous hand-rolled temomicha.
Three green teas freshly brought form Japan, from renowned merchants Kaburagien, Kubotaen and Azumaen. Includes a stellar tea blended by celebrity teamaster Fumio Maeda – and man, is it good!
We’ve gone through one of the most torrid summers ever here in Poland. My last year’s moanings have been put into perspective by several weeks of 35+C weather. Hot tea […]
I owe gratitude for the present post to fellow internet tea lover Fortunato, who kindly sent the following 13 samples of the œuvre of Yoshiaki Hiruma, master teamaker from the […]
An exercise matching tea and chocolate. Can this work at all? Isn’t chocolate too powerful to have with tea? I try some artisanal chocolate pralines with green, oolong, black and puer tea.