Fruit-Flavored Tea

Just browsing around the tea-web and came across this from anotherteablog.blogspot.com.

Fruit Flavored Tea

Very entertaining, and true!



So I've been thinking a lot about water.

I think out of everything I've tried at home, the Brita probably makes the tastiest tea. The bottled water doesn't have enough minerals it seems, and is also expensive, and straight tap water is far too hard and will scale up my tea kettle in a week.

I'm probably fine with the Brita, but it's ugly and I don't like the fact that it's sitting in plastic. I did find this however:

Design Within Reach Water Pitcher

And as semi-impractical as it may be, I kind of really want one. It's $85 to start out, and $25 for the replacement charcoal and stones that you'd need to replace every 6 months, but it only holds 30oz, and should sit for an hour for perfect taste. We'll see.


2001 MenKu "Yuan Yieh Xian"

2001 MenKu "Yuan Yieh Xian" Meng Sa Mountain Iron Cake
from Hou De

I'm apparantly lazy with my tasting notes, so here's some observations and more pictures.

Dry leaf: Dark with silver/gold hairs on the buds

Rinse: Bamboo / Woodsy

Smells: like pu!

Taste: earthy, musky, deep mushroom taste (shitake)