I decided to do a little experiment with this one today. Made by the recommended steeping parameters, it was a refined afternoon cup. I wanted to see if brutal western brewing would turn it into a hearty breakfast cup.

Last time: 194F and 2 1/2 minutes.
This time: 212F and 4 1/2 minutes.

This liquor is still very clean and clear and medium orange red, a tiny bit on the light side of color for a black tea. This is black tea as the Chinese enjoy it.

The test – did it bring out more cocoa, more smoke?

No, it brought out SWEET POTATO! BOOGIE BAM BAM! This is delicious! Seriously, I have Caramella Girls playing in my head from the first sip. Aromatic, steaming, freshly cut open baked sweet potato.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHBUcnIW_Oc

The resteep using these parameters is a bit weak for me, but more refined palates than mine won’t mind it.

So this still isn’t what most people would consider a breakfast cup, but it is great tea! Some keemuns are a little rough around the edges for me. This one is incredibly refined.

Barb

SWEET POTATO! BOOGIE BAM BAM!” ROFL!

ashmanra

Here you go! I added a link to the video so you can LOL even harder! :)

Hesper June

Oh, My!
This little country bumpkin ain’t never seen anything like that before!

ashmanra

LOL! I had to check and make sure the right video had linked. It is a low res one since the originals have been pulled from YouTube. One of my kids likes to listen to K Pop and J Pop, and a bit of RomPop. I think this is actually Swedish with Japanese type animation. Did you know there is a J Pop artist who exists solely as a computer program, both the voice and body, yet tours as a holographic image! There are tons of translations and some truly terrible (to me) videos!

Hesper June

I might have to check out more of them, now that the initial shock has worn away;)

ashmanra

LOL! Well, if you really want to! It is mostly just silly fun, and sometimes my girls and I dance to it as we are exercising!

Barb

OMG I just got back here and saw the link.

^ ^ =0 o= !
Barb

Hmm, that Ascii art didn’t come off quite right…
Let’s just say I am boggled.

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Barb

SWEET POTATO! BOOGIE BAM BAM!” ROFL!

ashmanra

Here you go! I added a link to the video so you can LOL even harder! :)

Hesper June

Oh, My!
This little country bumpkin ain’t never seen anything like that before!

ashmanra

LOL! I had to check and make sure the right video had linked. It is a low res one since the originals have been pulled from YouTube. One of my kids likes to listen to K Pop and J Pop, and a bit of RomPop. I think this is actually Swedish with Japanese type animation. Did you know there is a J Pop artist who exists solely as a computer program, both the voice and body, yet tours as a holographic image! There are tons of translations and some truly terrible (to me) videos!

Hesper June

I might have to check out more of them, now that the initial shock has worn away;)

ashmanra

LOL! Well, if you really want to! It is mostly just silly fun, and sometimes my girls and I dance to it as we are exercising!

Barb

OMG I just got back here and saw the link.

^ ^ =0 o= !
Barb

Hmm, that Ascii art didn’t come off quite right…
Let’s just say I am boggled.

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

My avatar is a mole in a teacup! Long story…

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