Recent Tasting Notes
A lot of the teas in my cupboard are a cup or two away from sipdown and this is exciting for me. I want to get under 50 and then maybe I’m allowed to start buying some new ones.
No, that’s ridicukous. Fifty teas are still too many.
But who am I kidding? We’re not on Steepster to have a small amount of teas.
Tried this as a cold brew out of curiosity and it came out with almost exactly identical flavouring to the hot brew, but it’s still one I can’t quite put my finger on. Such an odd combination of sweet and savoury and I continue to be bemused and curious!
I just drank the 3hr steep today but have a 7hr steep as well, it will be interesting to drink that one later. Also interesting is just how much flavour came out of the 3hr steep. So surprising to me, this cold brewing method.
Second steeping of yesterday’s leaves (left them in the timolino) because I will 95% of the time try for a resteep, hehe. Thankfully this is a brew that rewards me, same 70° temperature with a doubled steep time (roughly—I forgot to set my timer) brings out those lovely hay notes and still a hint of citrus too, amazingly. Maybe it’s all in my head? But I’m crushing.
I received a bag of this today with my first Monstrositea box… it wasn’t one of the tea samples, but it was a sample in an earlier box I missed out on (I only signed up in time for box #3 onward) and it just sounded so GOOD I had to have it.
I was worried that I’d overhyped it, but I diligently stuck to steeping rules and it’s come out absolutely lovely. Delicate and strangely almost savoury but still sweet and a little like delicious hay. This is a beautiful brew.