普洱茶

We were looking for tea and I remember Auntie Pearl bringing me to a small tea shop around the corner from Times Square in Causeway Bay. I forgot the name because hey, that’s me but since I remembered where it is, I directed Big Brother there to purchase some Oolong (烏龍) tea.

I spotted the stacked up polei (普洱) cakes again and couldn’t help but take photos with it cause that was pretty cool. Mom made us drink polei tea when we were kids because it’s supposed to help digestion after meals and cut the grease we just ingested. Some people like my dad can find the tea a bit too strong/dark sometimes and mix it with 1 part water. I personally like it dark and bitter, like my soul. It’s also got that deep taste that I can’t seem to catch in lighter teas.

Smelling the po lei tea

Different styles of smelling/not smelling stacked polei cakes which are taller than us (Source: miccadj)

We have our own random stacks of unfinished polei cakes at home that I should just find and start brewing again. Maybe I can make some tea infused food with it?

Cheers,

Micca

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