Monday, January 05, 2009
Having a tearoom at home is like having a painting studio for artists. A space to be inspired and a place to practice. This blog started only because of this red room. It is too often that the little space was not used to its fullest or even neglected. Paging through old Qing's painting, scholar, hermits and mandarins was usually illustrated into the composition, so why so empty here?
As a new year resolution, I will invite more and more like-minded tea scholars to gather and waste an afternoon in it. My first victim was MarshalN, I was lucky enough to steal him out of his hectic schedule and prolong jet legs from Asia, to join me for a couple of hours of a tea adventure. Although I miscalculated my poland spring water delivery dates and we ended up with filtered water, it ended all our tea in sour notes. The time we spent was certainly sweet. Here was the menu:
1. Puerh Worm Poop Tea from Hong Kong wet storage (courtesy of Mr. M).
2. My wet storage pu poop tea, fresh off the bing.
3. 2005 Feng Xing High Mountain 2300m brick
4. 2005 Wuyi 200 yrs old brush SX
5. 2008 Anxi high fired TGY
6. 30 yrs Lui An (from the day before)
While drinking, we shared a book on the facts of aging cigar: Min Ron Nee's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Post- Revolution Havana Cigars, which encourages lots of interesting points in the way pureh could be aged. My next step is to convince him to smoke one... and that already being proven a very challenging idea. I am very thankful and happy that this Mandarin's tea room started off with a good company, and what will be more appropriate than to end the day with a Montecristo Edmundo.
Michael from the tea galley could be my next victim.... hmmm.
Posted by toki at 8:23 AM