I started this Sunday with tea, watching the sun rising. I love this moment when you have all your time to really enjoy a session. I spent ten minutes staring at the dry leaves, touching them. I took the time to preheat the tea set, trying to catch the most subtle aroma which develops in the hot gaiwan when you put the leaves in.
As the sun was getting higher in the sky, I brewed a sample from Bing Shan in Mengku area, Lincang. Spring 2011, very fragrant, complex, it was stored in Kunming and has kept all of its freshness. It reminded me the time I was in Yunnan, when I could drink tea which, two days before, was still on a tree. The yellow liquor gave me a kick for the whole morning and left me a sweet and fragrant aftertaste in the mouth.
I have created a Youtube account and uploaded a few videos from Xishuangbanna, it was so great to watch them again:
Have a great week!