So, yesterday my Woot.com order came with my glass teapot and 39 flowering teas…I am stocked on flowering teas for the next year+ now I think. The real reason I ordered this was so I could get the full experience with the Dragon Balls from Doulton but I decided it couldn’t hurt to try it out first.
I decided on the green tea with jasmine and picked one pretty much at random. I only poured in enough water to fill the pot 2/3 of the way since I really didn’t feel like drinking 40oz of liquid all by myself. I must say, I’m not sure which was more fun, watching the flower unfold or watching my son watch the flower unfold! He was quite torn between watching the tea and helping Grampy cook breakfast.
About 5 minutes in I poured my first cup. The liquor was a pale yellow-peach with a light, pleasant jasmine flavor, comparable to Stash’s Monkey King Jasmine in strength.
At 18 minutes I poured another cup. This time the liquor was a bright peach-apricot color with a slightly stronger jasmine flavor.
The liquor kept getting darker the longer it steeped (up to a deep red-amber) but I couldn’t detect any bitterness up until the tea had steeped about 45 minutes. At which point the level of liquid was down enough that it just fit in one of my mugs.
This even tastes quite pleasant when it’s cold (I forgot about my mug sitting beside me on the shelf =o= )