Friday, August 8, 2008

2007 “Perfect” Oriental Beauty


Drinking tea given by friends,
Surrounded by friends.

The name of this tea is a reflection of it,
And this moment.

Peace

8 comments:

toki said...

Did you brew it Korean style or Taiwanese way?
This is a beautiful tea from S. - Enjoy! Tok

Matt said...

Toki,

A good friend brewed it the way good friends do, with their heart.

It was brewed up in short intervals, under high heat, for about seven infusions. It was beautiful to see such a gentle tea gracefully develop an almost unnoticeable roughness through such sweetness before exhausting itself for us.

How was your experience with this tea?

Peace

Michel said...

I brewed some a few months back in very long steeps with relatively little leaf. It filled everybody with a smile . .

A gem that EVERY body will love.

toki said...

haha... a heart filled brew, what more could one ask : )

I had a wonderful experience with it also. I let a dear friend to brew it earlier, and for sure will post the result soon : )

Joseph Bengivenni ~ Gil-do said...

This has always been one of my favorite teas~
BongHwaDanChong being it's only rival

Joseph Bengivenni ~ Gil-do said...

I find this tea best brewed in a thin pot, a third filled with leaves, rinsed, and steeped at 80-85'c starting at 15 seconds and increasing in increments of 10 seconds. It's also a great tea to use with the Chinese scent vials.

Joseph Bengivenni ~ Gil-do said...

ps again..
another name for this tea is "Bek Ho Cha" (White Hair Tea)

Matt said...

Joseph,

Thanks for listing alternative Korean names for this tea as well as your recommendations on brewing parameters.

Your knowledge only adds to this blog.

Peace