Pasta and a roasted pepper sause, a simple caprese salad and a cooked Pu Er. Light brew, big mug.
Fresh asparagus pairing with tea. A five year old cooked Pu Er did the trick!
Noodles & a 2012 cooked Pu Er. Great combination unless you use too many spring onions.
Lunch time. A @wensleydale_creamery cheese and lattice sandwich. Nice combination with a China Raw Pu Er Ancient Tree Dragon Ball. 1 ball, 110 ml of 95 centigrade water. At least 10 infusions. Washing, then, 80sec, 70sec, 60sec, 20sec, 30sec, 40sec, 50sec, 60sec, 70sec, 110sec. Earthy, fruity aroma’s of the tea and this beautiful cheese are a wonderful marriage!
Katwijkse knip (a typical cookie from the Dutch town of Katwijk aan Zee)and a China Ripe Pu Er Green Mandarin. The citrus aroma of the tea and spices in the cookie enhance each other. The sweetness of the tea brings it all together. 1 Green Mandarin in a Yixing pot, 95 degrees Celsius water and at least 20 infusions 🎉.
Cannelloni, roasted tomato and a buffalo mozzarella. Paired with a China Raw Pu Er Ancient Tree Dragon Ball. Brings everything in the dish together. The tea stays so fruity! One dragon ball in a Yixing teapot. Water of 95 degrees Celsius, 30-20-15-10-10-15-15-20 seconds brew time.
A fig cake made out of figs and nuts. To balance the sweetness and bring out the fruity and nutty flavour I paired it with a strong China Pu-Er Mannong. One toucha in a Yixing pot, 30-20-20-30-35-40-45 seconds steeping time, 95 degrees Celsius water.