Cuore di Mandorla and roasted Dong Ding Oolong
The Sencha isn’t a hit with all Cuore di Mandorla. Just had some friends over so I needed a tea to pair all different cookies. The intense roasted Dong Ding Oolong is a good friend! 8 grams of tea in my gaiwan, after a good rinse, infusions of 30-35-40-45-50-60 seconds. Great way to start the weekend.
A simple tomato and mascarpone pasta, some Asiago on top and paired with a China Tie Guan Yin spring tea. 9 grams on 110 ml of water and infusion times of 20-20-30-35-40 seconds
Macaron and Taiwan Dong Fang Mei Ren. Reduces the sweetness of the macaron and makes them nice and chewy. The tea becomes even sweeter than it already is! 7 grams of tea on 500 ml 90 centigrade water. Infusion time of 1-1.5-2 minutes .
Candy biscuit, cherries cooked with a little sugar and cream cheese. Paired with a 10 year aged Taiwan Oolong. Caramel in both tea and biscuit compliment each other in a special way. Fantastic!
A great local goat cheese of @dekastanjeboom, whole wheat bun paired with a China Shui Xian Oolong. Cheese aroma’s become more powerful, even more mineral aroma’s in the tea.
100% Rwanda chocolate and a China Duck Shit Ya Shi Xiang. 10 grams on 500 ml 80 centigrade water for 1 minute. Enhances the fruity flavour in the chocolate and sweet notes in the tea!
Cacao butter from Ecuador, milk chocolate from Madagascar and 90% pure chocolate from Panama. Taiwan Aged Oolong (10 years old) is the winner with all three options. 9 grams of tea on 110 ml of boiling water. 30-45-60-60-70-80 seconds
Grilled zucchini and a China Anxi Tie Guan Yin Qing Xiang. 2 grams of tea directly in the glass, 95 centigrade water and just keep adding water.
@cornish.yarg a beautiful cheese made by Lynher Dairies and a Taiwan Dayuling. Brings out the nettles and makes the cheese even more complex.
Bought some great @krakakoa Sumatran chocolate at Simon Lèvelt. Paired it with a heavily roasted China Feng Huang Mi Lan Xiang Oolong. Chocolate became more complex and less sweet, tea lost some of its roasted aroma. Great combination! 8 grams of tea on 180 ml of 95 degrees Celsius water. 20-20-25-30-35 seconds brewing time.