Arts in Pu-erh makingWritten by Tea Hub
To many Pu-erh lovers, appreciation for Pu-erh goes beyond its wonderful taste. A piece of Pu-erh Bing Cha is a piece of arts work by itself. Things like its outside wrap, inside label, and its shape and tea leaves all suggest level of craftsmanship of its manufacture.
In comparison to regular cotton paper wraps, high quality 100% hand made cotton paper wraps with traditional mold compressed prints not only can provide longer term protection to inside Pu-erh cake, but also are good traditional arts pieces.
Speaking of inside labels, those of Jing Chang Hao Pu-erh are Pu-erh inside label collectors’ sought after items. The inside labels of 40s Jing Chang Hao Pu-erh (www.teahub.com/jingchang.htm)had a beautiful painting of Qing dynasty tea plucking picture.
Chips & Dip, Dessert StyleWritten by Kori Puckett
Applebees and Chilis have been my two favorite restaurants ever since I was a kid. I can't remember if it was Applebees or Chili's that had vanilla ice cream scroop with nuts, fudge and a cherry on top sitting in middle of cinnamon chips in shape of tortilla wedges. That was one of my favorite desserts. No matter how full I was, I always ordered that dessert.
Thinking about this made me get a bit nostalgic and I wondered if there was a way I could re-create that recipe. I searched on Internet, and sure enough I found what I was looking for. So here's what I call Dessert Style Chips & Dip. :-)
Cinnamon Chips w/Ice Cream
2 cups sugar/cinnamon mix butter flavored cooking spray 10 (10 inch) tortillas (flour or corn)
Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Coat each side of each tortilla with cooking spray. Cut into wedges and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle wedges with desired amount of sugar/cinnamon and spray again with cooking spray.