Friday, August 07, 2009

Gongfu Girl makes Mellow Monk shinobicha

Over at Gongfu Girl, Cinnabar blogs about making shinobicha with Mellow Monk's Top Leaf Green Tea.


Shinobicha is tea brewed cold and slow: Ice cubes are placed onto the dry tea leaves, after which you can either sip the cold, brisk brew a sip at a time, as it slowly steeps, or wait a while until all of the ice has melted.


"Shinobi" means patience or endurance, which is what one obviously needs to brew tea this way.


Because if you thought waiting for water to boil was frustrating, then try waiting for ice to melt.


Then again, some things are worth waiting for, and shinobicha is a special treat that definitely is.



A cup of post-melt shinobicha.


—Mellow Monk


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