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.
Fresh dates are so sweet. China Huo Shan Huang Ya yellow tea is very sweet too. The flowery notes in the tea are accentuated by the sweet aroma’s in the dates. Great combination! By the time you think the dates are ready for the bin they are on their best 😁. 8 grams of tea in a gaiwan, 30-20-30-40-60 seconds infusion time and a water temperature of 85 degrees Celsius.
Stir fried veggies and white rice. Perfect combination with a China Yunnan Hong Cha Bi Luo. Balances the spice notes beautifully. 7 gram of tea, 500 ml of 75 grade Celsius water, steeps of 1.5-2-2.5 minutes.
Spring rolls and an India Meghalaya La Kyrsiew SFTGFOP. Sweetness in the tea balances the spicy Hoi Sin sauce and enhances the sweetness. Delicious! 7 grams of tea, 500 ml, 75 centigrade water and a two minute steep.