Wow, I’m really behind on sharing my Global Tea Hut experiences with you all! Good tea takes time I suppose. The puerhs that they have sent in the past have been some of my favorites so I was excited to see Mountain Wind in this envelope. The leaves were incredibly beautiful, especially as they slowly unfurled in my bowl. One of the most valuable lessons that this subscription has taught me is bringing things back to basics. Fancy equipment is nice but it’s easy to get caught up in having “stuff” and the technical mechanics of brewing. At the end of the day all you really need is a bowl, hot water and a handful of leaves.
The taste was vegetal with wonderfully sweet peach notes. There was very little bitterness which was surprising considering how young the tea is the way that it was prepared. This is truly one of those teas that I was that I could purchase more of. The July issue of Tea & Tao Magazine focused on water. Water as the mother of tea was a recurring theme that tied together the many articles inside. Their stories of gathering water from mountain streams really made me wish that I lived near such a source.
It’s tempting to hoard these leaves for a special occasion but I know better than that. I’ll be planning a session to finish them soon, perhaps outdoors. I’ve been meaning to have some tea by the water so this is a good incentive to finally do it.
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