I hope I don’t die. Well, I know I will die someday, but I mean right away, because I am doing something I probably shouldn’t do and have never done before. I am steeping leaves from over 24 hours ago! O.O
If you don’t see any more posts from me, please send my husband a card. And tell my kids I said I love you, clean your room.
This tea has a learning curve! But I am enjoying learning about it! I should never have used that whole chunk in my small pot, even in a big pot! Today as I poked through the leaves I saw how ferociously compressed these are! This is a lot of leaf. I took two bundles about a rounded teaspoon in size and put them in a larger pot than I used last time. This may be a wee bit on the weak side though, so next time I would use three. This has been through multiple steeps but there is still nice flavor here. The liquor is golden brown and there is a pine-y taste or maybe it is cedar! It is sweet and smooth, like tea aged in a wooden cask. This reminds me a wee bit of that taste in Mengku Palace Ripened Golden Buds – a sense of antique wood polished with Murphy’s for decades, maybe centuries. Minutes later, the sweet aftertaste rises like a soft breeze, like a gentle ocean wave rolling in. Aaahhhh. This is a tea to which you want to pay attention!
I can’t buy any more of this right now because I just ordered the Moroccan Mint glasses they sell at Harney and Sons! (Missy, that is why I havent tried those samples you sent me yet! I want to do a head to head comparison between them all in the real glasses. LOL!)
When I build the tea budget back up, though, this one is on the list.
If anyone else tries it, I recommend doing whatever you must to get that clump broken, remembering it will expand GREATLY and you don’t want to waste it!
Thank you, Russel and Harney and Sons for this special treat!