Tea of the day: Temple of Heaven Gunpowder by Golden Moon Tea
Description: Slightly smoky on the palate with a lingering sweetness. We start with young and delicate leaves, which are then crafted into tiny pearls. As they steep, they gently open, producing a lovely golden-green cup.
Tea has a very heady grass, seaweedy smell when dry (like the dried seaweed you use to wrap sushi, not the mushy stuff at the oceanside)
Liquor is a rich amber in the cup
Very grassy flavor, with a sweet aftertaste.
The leaves soak up a ton of water, and are very easy to oversteep, resulting in a rather asringent bitterness.
Tea Rating: 3/5
Signs you might be a tea addict:
Spoon and sugar on or close to the spot in your room you spend the majority of your time, like your desk
Books about tea in various places, with some edges slightly warped as though you dripped tea on the pages
You travel with tea
If you’re going to visit someone, the only thing you ask that they have is one of your favorite kinds of tea
You get excited when you go to a restaurant that has hot tea on the menu…Asian places are often your favorite places to go just for this very reason
The employees at your local tea house no longer ask to see ID when you buy things with your credit card from them
You have a tea for every mood and most common ailments.
You regularly read or write a tea blog (kidding…mostly)
“Okay, this is the wisdom. First, time spent on reconnaissanse is never wasted. Second, almost anything can be improved with the addition of bacon. And finally, there is no problem on Earth that can’t be ameliorated by a hot bath and a cup of tea.”
― Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron