Rumpus Parable sent this to me AGES ago and I feel terrible I’m just now making a tasting note for it. thank you so much for sending! This is in the Steepster Select pouch, and wow those Steepster Selects must have been fun. I’ve only had one blooming tea before. I think it looked exactly like this one too.. just from a different company. So I had my clear mug out and I think I waited too long for the water to cool…it wasn’t quite boiling. This is a green tea after all and I thought the flavor would go bitter. The bloom was floating and it did take a while to unravel. I waited five minutes and decided to have a second steep later to watch the entire bloom unravel with actual boiling water… the green leaves unfurled, seeing a bit of the red flower. The flavor isn’t bitter at all and has a seaweed and asparagus flavor.
The second steep I used just boiled water and the bloom opened right up. I decided to just keep the bloom in the cup as I was drinking… I thought it’d be nice to look at! But twenty minutes later I took a sip and the cup was FULL of undrinkable bitterness! I guess twenty minutes was a bit too long. Any other tea I would have known this, but it was so nice at five minutes which is very unusual for a green tea. Ah well. Somehow this is elaborate but the flavor wasn’t quite right even in the first cup. Luckily, everything else from Teavivre is much more delicious!