Friday, February 24, 2012
Old puerh, plain mini cups, new combination
mid 1980s loose sheng puerh, we turn again to the familiar view of my tea corner. This time, I replaced the flowers with my bamboo, to stress the uncompromising character and finesse of this tea. A kimono belt adds warm colors to my Cha Xi. On top of live charcoal on my white clay stove, water boils in an old tetsubin.
The little defects and traces of time passing by make these cups rather charming. The old raw puerh appears in a bright red-brown color. With their small volume, they could be used for shots! (They are so small, I had to add a bigger cup to empty the teapot).
Brewed this way, I felt the heat of this puerh reaching the sole of my feet in no time!