September 21st, 2004
|jimbojones||10:48 pm - epicurean delight|
In addition to spammer flambee avec pommes frites, tonight's menu consists of seared pork tenderloin, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, scallions, broccoli, and cauliflower florets. Accented lightly with garlic, soy, and lemongrass, accompanied with chinese white tea, and eaten with chopsticks. Mmmmmm, good.
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Current Music: Dropkick Murphys - Spicy McHaggis
Black tea has been fully fermented during processing, and green has not been fermented at all. Oolong teas are somewhere in the middle. So what is 'white tea'?
Well, just like those other teas, white tea come from the Camellia sinensis plant. But the leaves are picked and harvested before the leaves open fully, when the buds are still covered by fine white hair. Hence the name. White tea is scarcer than the other traditional teas, and quite a bit more expensive.
It's quite tasty.