This is the famous and extremely pleasant Jade Tie Guan Yin tea steeped in a cast iron tetsubin. The tea is light and distinctly floral. I steeped it in a very inattentive way and still had no issues with bitterness or overextraction, though I added a bit of honey anyway, to emphasize the natural honey note and soften the green (leafy) element.
I got a selection of the most popular traditional Chinese teas from TeaSpring and am working my way through them, albeit at a glacial pace. I’d like to develop tea rituals and make an effort to drink more of it (and less coffee, or certainly less mediocre coffee).
I love the glaze and the delicately fluted shape of this Japanese cup. It’s a bit ridiculous how much I think about cups and glassware lately.