One of my favourite dishes. Pasta Puttanesca. (Don’t translate). Pasta and seafood. Nice and spicy. Not easy to find the perfect partner. A shockbrew Gyokuro did a great job! 8 grams of tea, 250 ml of 60 centigrade water, shock over 250 grams of ice. Just perfect. Umami all over!
Coquilles and a China An Ji Bai Cha. Normally I pair the coquilles with a Japanese green tea but this is also a great combination! 8 grams on 110 ml. 70 centigrade water. Sweet and savoury aroma’s enhanced in the coquille, roasted aroma’s in the green tea.
Mussels take 2. Mussels and China Tai Ping Hou Kui were a good combination. Today we paired them with a Taiwan Dayuling spring harvest. Maybe an even better combination. 110 ml of boiling water, 8 grams of tea and a 30-30-50-60-70 second steep
Mussels and China Tai Ping Hou Kui. 8 grams on 110 ml of 85 centigrade water for 30-45-50-60-60 seconds.
My lunch today. Sushi and Japan Houjicha. Nothing fancy, just a teabag but a great combination.
Plaice and a fresh salad. Beautiful paired with a Japan Gyokuro. 7 grams of tea in a Kyusu, 60 degrees Celsius water and 45 seconds steep. Umami and fish. So good!