Spring on Pear Mountain

Taiwanese teas are good. And sometimes they are great. I have what I thought was an example of good Li Shan, but in the course of this tea it turned out to be great. I love surprises.
Today we’re using the Hong Ni pot purchased to celebrate the birth of my son and a double walled Taiwanese fragrance cup set. The fragrance cup is essential, in my opinion, when drinking Taiwanese teas. They are sometimes more olfactory than gustatory.
Please enjoy this tea.

Knowing the Way of Tea

One of my favorite books is an old instructional book on how to prepare tea for the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It is called (roughly translated), Knowing the Way of Tea or お茶の道しるべ. Today I prepared some matcha with that book on my mind. I hope you enjoy the tea.