Tuesday, February 16, 2016

1960s Chong Shi Cha (aka Worm Tea)

Old Chong Shi Cha is black with a tint of grey. High quality black pearls will display good physical form and uniformity with minimum debris. The aroma is rich and sweet giving of an alluring candy like licorice fragrance.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Natural Fermentation w/ 1970s Fuzhuan Brick – Part 2

i) The above photo shows the result of 2 months of fermentation at room temperature. The color of the tea brine has lightened considerably from the first day in mid Nov 2015. ii) To stabilize the batch the jar was refrigerated. The reduced state in the follow up photo shows that I have been actively testing the results for the past month.