The April Tea-Gong Meet-up session was awesome. Instead of having the Yi-wu/Bu-lang face-ff as originally advertised, a last minute executive decision had us drinking Bu-langs exclusively, starting with an 07 Bulang Yang Shan that I had started in on the night before. The really good teas tend to be slow in developing, so it really isn’t until the fourth infusion before things start to get good anyway.
Altogether we sampled about five teas. All of them performed nicely. The ’07 Fuxing Green Brick gave us 13 infusions before we stopped on it, not it on us, and we got a chance to sample some primo 14 Autumn Yunnan Gold, in all of it’s gentle citrusy glory.
Our May Tea-gong session will be on Saturday the 16th at 2:00. We’ll be making ripes the focus. There’s an ’06 Auspicious by the organic tea co. Long Yuan that might be pique some interest with its fruity personality. Also from ’06 is a Ban Zhang Thick Brick from a relatively obscure maker, producing in my opinion one of the best ripes I’ve ever had, seemingly bona fide ancient tree material. Finally, why don’t we also circle back to the Beijing Opera cake we sampled earlier this year to see how it’s doing?
Related but not altogether, if you happen to know of any yoga spots that would be keen on hosting a Tea-gong session or if you’re interested in hosting one yourself by all means don’t be shy in contacting me, 323.936.5152. Also you can gander and order many of the selections we have for these gatherings at the UniversoTea website.