This tea is truly extraordinary. With each steep, it whisked me away to distinct places. The initial cup transported me to the serene northern coast of California, conjuring images of the vastness that defines the Pacific Ocean. It might sound unbelievable, but somehow, the tea encapsulated that expansive essence. The second steep whisked me to the rugged northern coast of Lake Superior, where the chilly, deep waters collide with lichen-covered rocks. As I sipped on the third and final steep, it unfolded as a captivating mystery, one I eagerly anticipate delving into again tomorrow morning.
I brewed this tea for the first time this morning gong fu style and according to Mountain Stream recs, and I almost cried. Outstanding. And the tingling beauty just keeps lingering and haunting me into the afternoon here.
I was afraid the term "oceanic" might be a simplistic nod to the terroir, or perhaps a way to ascribe seaweed notes, but the vibe is magically oceanic, for real...