Another green tea from China. I call it Mr Freshness
TEA TASTING NOTES
DRY LEAVES look a bit messy, but they smell insanely good: as if you were lying on the grass in a flower and fruit garden. Fruit and Honey veil above all. No buds, just leaves, each rolled individually.
INFUSED LEAVES reveal jagged edges, they look great. Herbal scent is discreet, the whole is dominated by fruit (fresh green and baked apples and pears) and honey.
LIQUOR: unless you overexpose tea leaves to water, this tea gives a very supple and refreshing liquor, with great balance of fruit and herbal flavours.
This tea is LiuAn GuaPian, or LiuAn Melon Seeds, from Anhui Province of China.
TEA & WINE PAIRING
This tea’s alter ego in wine would be Roussanne grape which also vividly express notes of garden fruits. Roussanne is cultivated and vinified on its own in Savoie in France, look for AOC vin-de-savoie-chignin-bergeron.
TEA & FOOD PAIRING
let’s stay with apples – a wonderful recipe of baked apples in cider with cranberries and pistachios found at Cannelle & Vanille blog http://www.cannellevanille.com/gluten-free/cider-baked-apples-cranberries-pistachios/
TEA & MUSIC PAIRING
Just because it caught my ear this morning and it’s nice and delicate – Mystery of Love by Sufjan Stevens
Wishing you a beautiful day where apples and kisses are always fresh