Scottish heather is ON!
Right now, we have a time of Mad painter spilling all his shades of purples over the scottish hills. He is a vile, possessed and quite angry man of small hight and wild bushy silver hair. He is mad about the issues of this World and so he seeks refuge in here with his true colour of "WISDOM" which contains all the magical shades of violet, lavender, lilac, plum, grape, maroon and mauve... just to let the World know there is no single solution to resolve an issue. If you listen to his art, you may find the secret passage through the thorns.
We've made tea again :P
This one is called Amai which means "sweet" in Japanese language.
And sweet it is.
100% organic hand made tea by SHE FANG :)
....more about our hand made - AMAI TEA
We've plucked our fresh summer shoots (bud and leaf only) from our tea bushes in the garden. Withered them overnight, rolled them for half an hour (not enough muscles!) oxidised overnight under the wet cloth and baked for an hour on low temperature.
The outcome is outstanding.
Fragrance is a sort of like baked cookie - butter & milk notes are sweet and lovely. There is also an aroma of dried hay & herbs. Mouthfeel is soft, sweet and light with floral, fruity - grapes, goosberries and tamarind taste. Aftertaste is short and sweet like honey with a little bright astringency. We would classify this tea something between wulong and white tea. It's our lovely personal hybrid :P
We are having an amazing summer in the scottish higlands :)
The sun is so hot it could burn & toast even a lizard.
In these days we love to drink something refreshing & green. Japanese green teas such as Gyokuro, Sencha, Genmaicha or Kukicha are on our daily menu, alongside an ice cream.
We also made a matcha icecream (just add matcha poweder to frozen yogurt really!) to create this delicacy. What else is needed? Perhaps a cycle to the nearest lake to cool our bones in a pristine, deserted & warm lake. These are the musts of any summer :P
So let's enjoy the sun while it lasts with a lots of cups of green tea and a smile.