Monday, August 08, 2011

Green Tea 2009

Green tea is a rare visitor in my tea life. Once in a long while I drink one voluntary. For the past week on the other hand, I have been drinking a green tea 5 days out of 7. It is more than the total number of greens I'd have in a year.

After 2 years of sleep in a plastic bag, a sunbath for a week gave it a whole different life. Reroasting is not an option since it takes 3 months to mellow out the fire. Sun radiation, especially the hot scorching sun of California does the trick. The green color may turn yellow, the fresh aroma may be disappeared, but it takes on a whole different complexity in texture, mellow, smooth, rich minus the grassy taste.