The Dragon Boat Festival is coming (June 11). I just ate 2 zhongzi (glutinous rice with meat, dried shrimps, egg and mushroom wrapped in 2 bamboo leaves. See the picture above). My neighbour gave them to me. They are made by his mother and they taste fantastic! Spicy and a little oily, just like they should. Thanks, dear neighbour!
Given the strong taste, light teas wouldn't fit the glutinous rice. I recommend either a black pu-er, or a heavily fermented oolong. And since it's so hot again in Taipei, I choose to brew a liter of my oolong stems. What I won't finish will end up in the refrigerator to make iced tea.
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