In honor of apple season, and my formative years in an apple-cropping region of New York State, we will embark on an exploration of the ultimate tea to pair with apple. That’s right – bite an apple, then sip some tea, or perhaps even sip then bite – but the two flavors must promenade the palette together. Our goal here is to explore the flavor profile of apple (Malus domestica) according to its known aroma and taste characteristics, then see which tea (Camellia sinensis) type might provide the best companion for this gallant fruit.
A 34-minute deep-dive into Oolong tea craftsmanship, including interviews with Oolong Tea Masters, a review of the scientific literature on Oolong tea flavor formation, and plenty of clips taken over years of traveling out to tea farms and producing tea alongside the professionals.
Dyl travels to an organic tea farm to collect soil samples and ends up eating rat. Mere hours later, he partakes in a tea-themed fashion show. He does not know which made him feel more uncomfortable.
Traveling across Guangdong province, reflecting on a recent photo competition won, and on trials and errors in recent attempts to document tea culture. Also, Wasps.
The second of two pieces on Nannuo Shan. Ancient tea trees, the vibes of Nannuo, local history, processing tea with the locals, overall impressions.
My thoughts regarding the Nannuo Shan terroir following my initial trip there in 2017. Local culture, recent history and ecological protection efforts. How they effect tea tree growth and more.