How enchanting is this photo? I could stare at it all day.
“We were seated for dinner at the counter which looked out into a back garden with fruit trees, palms and pine trees. We introduced ourselves to the chef and once he knew we were tea fans, he was all smiles. Hirokatsu san has pioneered 氷出し茶, or ice brewing tea. He lays large hand cut ice blocks on about 100 grams of tea and lets it slowly melt, pulling out all the flavor. We were immediately served a gyokuro, about half an ounce, that had more flavor than most soup. Amazing.”
[photo via Tea Wing]