My draft bin is full of articles half written. Reviews of teas and notes on things that get lost in the shuffle of day to day life. I took these photos, edited them, and then never bothered to write the accompanying article. Luckily, my little leather bound book has sparse notes on this tea. Rather than toss away some perfectly good images, I thought why not transcribe my notes here; musings on a session since forgotten.
Dry tea has no smell. Tippy. Furry. Tightly pressed.
Rinse is sweet and clean. The first cup soft, sweet, fruity, and smooth.
Second steep, light and smooth in the mouth.
Late in the session the tea is calming and has strong grape-like tannins. Plenty of body and subtle bitterness.
These notes were dated November 24th, 2013. I must be drinking too much tea, since I can not even recall this session. Thank goodness for cameras and notebooks.