The Luminaries at Work
Some of the incredible teaware used during this event:
Heather has been to Japan many times and has some great tea connections. At the event, Heather told us charming stories from her latest trip to Japan while Cinnabar brewed and distributed perfect cups of tea. Below are my tasting notes on the 8 wonderful teas presented.
This first tea was light, refreshing, buttery, and sweet. A great start to the tasting.
From a family in Uji that has made tea since the 1500's. It was buttery, grassy, with a slight artichoke note. Super delicious.
This tea had a rich toasty note. Very hearty and brothy compared to the first two. Loved it!
This is a super fragrant tea. It's a little floral and also crisp, clean and brothy. It was my favorite tea at the event!
This Hojicha was strong and fragrant. Most guests really loved it but I wasn't too into it. It was good, but I got a slight burnt popcorn aftertaste.
My second favorite tea at the event! It was like drinking pearls (in a good way :). Very brothy, nutty, and luscious.
Fukucha (good luck tea) sencha
This tea was cheerful and bright. I liked it, but compared to the other greens we tasted it was lacking complexity for me.
Wakocha (black tea)
I'm very into this tea! It's peachy, and floral with a note that reminded me of an heirloom tomato. I would drink this often if I could.
ありがとう Heather and Cinnabar!