Chinese Tea Sampling
Chinese Tea sampling, a soothing, aromatic and flavorful experience, different and unexpected flavor notes were in store for me. Tea is generally prepared in a ceremonious way and presented in most Asian cultures. Serving tea represents warmth and harmony, it cleanses your body and mind and leaves you refreshed. Tea can be offered like wine…did u know that! High end tea when brewed the right way gives out different notes ranging from has sweet, smooth, floral, fruity, smoky, robust, astringent, bitter even aged ones. Tea can be served as a dessert too. Interesting of them all is the fact that the same leaves can be brewed up to 5 times and the flavors get milder each time.
As far as I am concerned, coming from the state of Kerala where plantations are plenty its no surprise that I have been the most religious Indian tea drinker for years.I may even roll in splitting head ache without my daily cup of tea in the evening :)))…. I was not ready to even try any other tea until this summer. Without milk and sugar, cold oh no… never but everything changed suddenly as my daughter started liking iced tea. When I received this set for sampling I decided to go for it. I must say to my strong spice abused palate these teas were such a respite. It was soothing, flavorful and aromatic unlike anything I was expecting. My teen was all game for it and was ready to give her honest opinion.We tried one tea each day. All the ones u see here contain tea leaves and boiling water only.
So please sit back and enjoy my Chinese tea experience.
We tried Huang Shan Mao Feng Green Tea on Day 1. The moment I poured boiling water the dried leaves came back to life.It was visually appealing and tasted very good. Clean, sweet and refreshing. The flavors were subtle and floral. We enjoyed every sip of it.
Photographing liquids is a challenge I love to take up so I would really love to hear which pic you liked the most. Hope you enjoyed this Chinese Tea Sampling session of ours.