Bamboo Tea

This post is written by Linus Hammarstrand:

Typically tea is made from the processed leaves of Camellia Sinensis, but there are exceptions to this rule. One of the odder alternatives to tea made from tea leaves is tea made from dried and roasted bamboo. The taste is somewhat similar to roasted barley, that is, slightly towards the taste of popcorn. This particular cup of tea, which may not be all tea-aficionados’ cup of tea, was served in the 1000-year old Buddhist temple Zhongyansi, in the Southwestern province of Sichuan, China. Rich grooves of bamboo grows around the ancient temple, which may very well explain why the monks originally decided to make tea out of bamboo.

Photo by Linus Hammarstrand

Bamboo tea

 

Bamboo Tea0Martin Lindeskog2011-12-04 23:54:08This post is written by Linus Hammarstrand:

Typically tea is made from the processed leaves of Camellia Sinensis, but there are exceptions to this …