Well, what a start. Andy and Cynthia arrived in Hongqiao airport late last night and I had it all wrong, heading out to Pudong, but eventually got them safely in their little apartment on lovely Wuyuan Rd in central French Concession. That's where we picked them up today 1 pm, taking them for a welcome birthday brunch to Azul, one or our favorite restaurants in Shanghai.
Wenyu suggested to visit a friend of hers for afternoon tea, were we spent more than three hours in tasting different puer, tieguanyin and wulong teas. Master Nature, as his friends call him, is a Korean connoisseur of tea, spending every year three months in the puer growing regions of Yunnan, where he produces his own tea. It turns out that Andy is all about tea and grateful to spend his birthday sipping on fermented leaves.