Beautiful evening on the balcony calls for a beautiful cheese from the Jura and tea from China: the Wuyuan Rou Gui. 14 grams of tea, 400 ml of 90 centigrade water and a 30 second brew!
During my visit to Simon Lèvelt I bought this combination: a fruity nougat and a Da Hong Pao Oolong. Nougat made the tea very fruity, tea reduces the sweetness of the nougat and enhanced the nutty tones. 8 grams of tea in my gaiwan (they sell great ones at their shops), 110 ml of 90 degrees Celsius water and steeping times of 25-20-25-30-35-40-45 seconds.
Rich Tea Fingers and a spring harvest Taiwan Dayuling. 9 grams on 110 ml of 95 centigrade water. Infusions of 10-10-16-15-20 seconds brings out the flowery aroma’s even more!
Grilled cheese sandwich paired with Taiwan Oriëntal Beauty / Dong Fang Mei Ren. Not for tea drinkers that don’t like strong cheese flavours or very sweet and fruity teas
Yam biscuits and a China Guang Dong Phoenix Dan Cong. The Oolong brings out the Yam flavour of the biscuits and reduces the sweetness. Roasted aroma in the Phoenix gets more pronounced .
Good book, great snack! Shrimps from the grill, China Milky Oolong (not steamed with milk or flavoured). 5 grams of tea in a small gaiwan. 25-30-35-40-45 seconds brew, water just off the boil. Umami all over the place!
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.
Rocky road and a roasted Tie Guan Yin. 7 grams of tea, 110 ml 95 centigrade water. Infusion time 10-5-10-15-20-20 seconds. Enhances caramel tones in both rocky road as the roasted Tie Guan Yin
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!