Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Global Tea Hut: November 2014 - Peaceful Slumber
Teas like this can always be tricky. Is what I experience brought on by the power of suggestion or is it an actual effect of the tea? As per their usual recommendation, I bowl brewed this tea in one of my favorite hagi chawans. The taste was surprisingly mellow. There fruity notes along with a slight biscuity quality. I was left wondering if the lack of oxygen affected the taste at all. Despite it being so subtle, I was able to brew the same leaves several times. While I wouldn't say that it made me sleepy, I did feel very relaxed while enjoying this tea. It reminded me of being tea drunk off of a very good puerh. I wouldn't say that it knocked my socks off but I am definitely intrigued enough to try more GABA teas in the future.
The gift for November was a microfiber cloth for cleaning teaware. I love these things! They are super absorbent and come in handy for everything from small spills to polishing yixing. The magazine offered a wealth of knowledge as always. I especially enjoyed learning about Mr. Yu, the organic farmer who produced Peaceful Slumber.