Thursday, March 14, 2013
When 1 tea isn't enough
2007 semi-wild Baozhong, I didn't want the pleasure to stop. 1 tea wasn't enough.
So, I changed the set-up of my Cha Xi a little bit to match a darker feeling for a tea with a darker, stronger roast.
September 28th, 2012 'high roast' Hung Shui Oolong from Shan Lin Shi (1500 meters elevation). These leaves were roasted over charcoal fire with great skill, without burning the leaves.
The aromas from this still recent roasting are so powerful that it's best to use very few leaves in the pot. The bottom isn't filled completely, as you can see below.
Air, wood, earth, metal, water. The 5 elements truly combine in the most natural manner to give me this most pleasant and refined tea experience.