The Minimalist’s bookkeeping: Taiwan Beauty – citrusy and light. Aged Baochong – plumy and coffee-y, then smoky in subsequent infusions. Yushan High Mountain oolong – simply light, Nancy detected a fantastic smell that I couldn’t because I was already in a food-induced stupor when we steeped this tea.
The food came out too fast for us to really sample the teas with everything. We had to focus on not oversteeping while clearing the plates for more table space. But some combinations stood out memorably:
– Taiwan Beauty + porridge: so floral,
– Baochong + egg custard : the Baochong brings out the pastry,
– Yushan High Mountain + egg custard: the Yushan makes it more eggy.