This week two teas stood out from all others I had:
1) "Tenbu Funka" from T Ching
2) "1960s Bao Zhong" from Tea Masters
I strongly recommend one reads all the details about the "Tenbu Funka" in the link provided, it is fascinating (I can only wish I read them more carefully myself before I published my tasting notes there).
The Bao Zhong from Tea Masters is a great "taste of the past". I am not sure if this tea is acctually for sale, but it is worth asking Stephane and making him an offer he can't refuse.
It is not only for the great complex taste that I recommend it (this tea is outstanding), but for the fact that it is a great way to taste well aged oolong if you never tasted one before.
HONEY-LEMON TEA DRESSING
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons strong black tea
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons honey
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, tea, mustard and honey. Season with salt and pepper. Makes about ½ cup."
SOURCE: New Heaven Register
Shadows, Age and Salad Dressing
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I think it's "fuka" (as in "fukamushi," which means deep-steamed), not funka. Mmm... funky tea... :)
1960's? Wow, that's pretty impressive-- I'll bet that stuff costs a small fortune. How did you manage to get a hold of some if Stephane isn't selling it?
R.I.P. Little Miss Sunshine!
This is not the first time I get things wrong with this tea...(see my notes). Its not even fun-y :(
Acctually this is(!) a very funky tea I added about 3 long leafs to the sushi today its AMAZING! Next time it goes into my Miso soup.
As for the "1960s" I think he is wondering himself why he sent me some!
Ido has been very nice to me as you can see here:
This explains that, I think. But actually, the 60s Baozong is in my selection.
The only thing I wonder is when my olive oil is going to arrive.
The good news is that VL received his packet today. The bad news is you are likely to receive it last :)
I got a nice postcard from Sonoma, California:
Hi, sorry we decided not to go straight to you. We are enjoying ourselves here in the wine country. We will be there when we feel like it.
Yours (yeah, we are yours),
Olive oil from Ido
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