We took a break from unpacking to go to the store and get various household items, including a Rival brand electric kettle for the upstairs. It’s plastic, and doesn’t have a lot of features, but we’re on a budget. It does have some non-specific temperature control, though, so I can keep water at or below a simmer while I’m serving my friends, gongfu style.
On our way home, we made another stop at The Teacup to try a few new varieties, and to get cups to warm us after we’d been out in the driving rain. The Husband picked Commodore Grey, leaving off the milk and sugar. It was surprisingly smooth and full-bodied, with none of the bite or heavy astringency of grocery store Greys. What distinguishes it from the others is the addition of vanilla, though I couldn’t pin it down right away. I have to say that this blend makes taste buds very happy, and I also chose another of the same family to bring home and share with you. And thus begins a new category for Gongfu Girl.
I couldn’t come to a decision on what I wanted in my cup, so I asked Brett to surprise me. He obliged with his favorite oolong, and I actually felt honored that he’d pick that for me out of all the teas in the shop. The room had a lot of background noise, but I believe that the one he chose was Wen Shan Baozhong. I’m getting better at picking out different aspects of aroma in some of the teas, and this one had a very floral note to it. Here’s the interesting description from their web site:
An incredible oolong from the Mount Wen region of Taiwan, produced when lightly oxidised leaves are wrapped in paper as they dry. The flavor is soft and sweet with a refreshing floral nose. These big leaves can be resteeped many times, often changing flavors with each resteeping. A glorious tea truly representative of a place and culture.
As it cooled, it became more full and sweet with each sip. At $100 a pound, I didn’t take any more of that home, but I do have moments when I wish I had. I did purchase packets of both of their varieties of pu’erh, though, that I can use to test the new gongfu set. If this afternoon is anywhere near as cool and wet as yesterday, it’ll be a great treat to share with my housemates.
Possibly Related Posts:
Online Dating Scams Are Setting You Back Lovesick Aussies Much More Than $25 Million A Year In the film ‘Moulin Rouge’, Ewan McGregor’s character corrected when he pointed out ‘affection is a numerous great trait’. What various other explanation can there be for the amount of folks around the world that continue to flock to [...]
If you follow what gets said about prices each year, you would end up with the impression that the average price of tea has gone up. But more specifically the price at the most sought after regions (say Lao Banzhang, Bingdao) have gone completely through the roof. A lot of this narrative is anecdotal. Tales of rich Chinese buying up all the top-end product from X area. Part of it can also be seen when someone in the Sinosphere posts the maocha prices per location. These lists come with all sorts of contextual caveats, but the trend seems real. I don’t see any red flags to really doubt this storyline, but I was curious if it’d show up by looking at some of the data of prices on production by western facing vendors.
PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR UNIVERSITY: FINDING THE HARMONY BETWEEN WELL-ROUNDED AND BURNT OFF OUT
Given that like absolutely everyone you know is boasting about how their child instantly juggles innovative classes with guitar courses, volunteering around the senior property, and learning Cantonese. It’s enough to provide you with a complex pertaining to whether or not your child can even remain competitive when applying for colleges.
Perfectly, fear not. Here are five actions to take to ensure your personal student’s trajectory is in the fast the path toward college acceptance although preparing your teen for college or university.
Typically the Rushmore symptoms of inviting your child to enrol every membership in sight just brings into play a student which will seems like the jack coming from all trades and also master regarding non-e. Accès committees will fooled by way of a student who all suddenly appear to be interested in one month different initiatives the summer in advance of junior season. Instead, focus on your child’s specific interest and let them literally achieve a a higher level proficiency. It can be much more imperative that you demonstrate reputable skill and even commitment. Likewise, it often will cause a solid issue for an program essay.
On a similar take note, by applying meaningfully to just one or two extracurricular tasks, a student can start to build a quantity of accountability.