A Tea Addict's Journal


May 14, 2007 · 1 Comment

Back in Shanghai, and what do I drink?  Fannings.  These are little pieces of tea that are, essentially, the bottom of the pile stuff — leftover from a puerh sample.  I threw them into a cup, poured hot water, and drank (after they sank to the bottom, of course).  Surprisingly, it wasn’t that bitter, and was not that rough.  I’m not sure why, but it actually worked rather well.  I didn’t really want any of the other teas I have that can be used for the grandpa method, so I decided to do this.  I must say I’m rather happy with the results.

I still have some more fannings, maybe I should drink them all this way.

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  • kibi_kibi // May 14, 2007 at 12:10 pm | Reply

    ah, now I see what you mean by fannings, I thought you were talking about the grade of red tea 🙂

    I sometimes do that with the remains of packets too, I try and filter out anything like that before brewing so it inevitably builds up at the bottom of the packet…


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