Salsero wrote:Mmmm, tea and writing ... this is the only place I've met so many writers. Wonder what the connection is. Well, I'm sure Chip has the answer.
LOL, not sure if you mean I am the TeaChat know all (which is officially Mary) or you mean I write ummm, a lot
on the forum (which I would call it too much, just can't stop talking about tea on the forum).
I would love to have the focus to actually write, because I do truly enjoy writing.
Anyway, watching the Super Bowl and drinking tea, what a strange combo that sounds like. I am mostly reading TeaChat posts including TeaDay, I really enjoy hearing about what everyone is sipping, can't do it in person. I also enjoy talking about what is in my cup as well.
I moved on past Guricha to Long Lings cousin from Anhui, Ding Gu Da Fang. In some ways, I like this more than Long Jing...it is cheaper and more assertive and retains the cool leaf sets of a quality LJ. Very enjoyable.
Next some Kabuse Cha from Uji. This is a limited edition tea from the marketing guru of hibiki-an. Once a year is a worthy buy and offers an interesting diversion from a typical sencha. It won't crack my top 10 of Japanese greens.
I have a blend of Gyokuro Karigane, A very fine asamushi sencha, and an everyday matcha. I just through it all into a tin, the matcha is full of static electricity and clings to anything, including any other tea. A few seconds of shaking, and I have an incredible blend. I am hoping to have a mimi session of this shortly.