Friday, January 11, 2013
It must have been the abnormally warm November and December in Michigan, but I had not thought of breaking out the gyokuro until rather recently. Coupled with a Testubin that is starting to develop the white frost and a few specks of rust, created a wonderfully candy like beverage.
I do not know if it is gyokuro from Yame that often has the candy like profile, but gyokuro is rather unlike so many different teas in the sense that it can have a near candy like taste. ( Not as sugary sweet, but when you can start to taste sweetness in most teas, these gyokuro-s are candy like like a good apple has a very nicely defined sweetness.) Oddly the iron from the Testubin really seems to bring out the sweetness far more than anything else.
Starting tomorrow, and this weekend I hope to really hit the roasted teas, another wonderful winter time treat. Though in my experience roasted teas like Yancha and High Fire TGY while great in the cold, need a good amount of humidity to really shine. Without a rainy day or a good bit of humidity outside, they can seem a little lacklustre in comparison.
What is your favorite winter tea or teas?
Posted by Adam Yusko at 12:20 AM