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1tsp/6oz water. Served: room temp, cooled naturally (made a head of time), clean
Served w/: Tortilla Crusted Fish Lean Cuisine
I know this is a Chinese flavored sencha, but since I do not know the steeping parameters for Chinese flavored senchas (can anyone inform me?) and Adagio’s steeping times for greens and whites can not be trusted, I’m treating it as a Japanese and have been rewarded. I drank this at room temp because I needed something to balance the hot temperature of my meal as well as the spicyness from my meal. The spicyness is also why I paired it w/ a ginseng tea.
The rice, which is mixed w/ sour cream, cheese, and roasted red and pablano peppers is absolutely amazing. I was surprised to see this dish featured on “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on the foodnetwork last nite. Unfortunately, I was multi-tasking and paid attention just in time to see how it was made (which is how I know it’s the same thing), but missed what it’s called. I’d love to find a recipe for it, but I’d need to know what it’s called. Can anyone tell me? Also, is there a tea you’d suggest that I could steep in the water before making the rice to add wonderful health benefits to this wonderful tasting dish?
I need something to kick this cold so in this cuppa I’m having 3 servings of this prepared Premium Sencha style w/ a couple things added.
-1.5TB (7.7g) Ginseng Green (note: If you have a fever, you’ll wanna use a white tea to help lower your fever so your amount, steeping temp, and time might vary)
-3.85g ginger root
-3.85g lemon verbena or lemongrass
I would have added 3.85g Organic Echinacea, but I didn’t have any.
I blended 2.25g w/ 1.12g of dried organic home grown orange mint. Because of the mint I decided to only steep this for 2 min instead of my normal 3. I like my tea stronger so although this is a blend I’m thinking of steeping them separately so I can steep the orange mint for only 2 min then use that herbal tisane to steep the gensing green for 3. The gensing green is definitely lighter (it only steeps for 3 normally so what can you expect for 1/3 less time?), but so is the peppermint. I don’t taste the orange, but I do taste a sweetness (not sweetener sweetness) that hits me before the bite of the mint does which is nice. I find coming back to mint blends ironic because that’s the way I started w/ loose leaf… putting mint in EVERYTHING. Mint (unless it’s chocolate mint) isn’t my favorite anymore. Yay for maturing tastebuds!
Infusions 1 and 2. 16oz of water, 6g of tea leaf, and 3g of dried ginger root. Backlooging infusion 1 from last nite- made it for my mom who was very sick to her stomach due to having to take a whole bottle of miralax for her colonoscopy prep and I had the 2nd infusion (steeped for 4 min) this morning.
First of all, these are the infusion parameters I used this time:
4 balls, 2 cups boiling (212 degrees F) water, 5 minutes, first steep.
It was quite good. Not amazing, but good.
Quite smooth for a black tea. Everything seemed to blend well together (or I couldn’t distinguish any particular flavor, anyways). Not much in the way of bitterness either.
I didn’t really allow my cup to cool much while drinking, so I can’t say how it did as it cooled. Last time I had this with 3 balls/2 cups, I didn’t like it as it cooled down then (it was ok warm).
Will continue tweaking with parameters values as I use up my sample, but this time around it turned out quite good.
Finally drank this last night – got in my Steepster Select Adiago Fall tea set a few weeks ago! I have never seen a pearl tea before so I was really excited to try this out! I enjoyed the tea. It was light and subtle. But, I think something up went wrong in prep, either not enough pearls or water wasn’t hot enough. Still enjoyable and will certainly try again.