Tian Hu Shan
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Globe amaranth tea is an herbal (caffeine-free) tisane known for containing many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This tea brews hot pink and is distinctly vegetal with spinach undertones, herbaceous like chrysanthemum tea and mildly sweet.
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Bought a really cute 6oz kyusu for less than $5, came home so excited that I overloaded on oolong :)
Warmed the kyusu, added 5gr tea and rinsed. First steep was 2.30, found it a bit too much, perhaps 2 min would have been better. Second steep was 2.30 again, this time it was perfect. 3rd steep tried 2.30 again and the first sips were good, buy by the end of the batch I decided 3 min would have been better. 4th steep was for 4.30 min, maybe 5 min next time. 5th steep was weak. The leaves still smell lovely, but maybe this tea only does 4 steeps.
What would I do next time? Take my time! I drank the whole thing in less than an hour :)
I think this is going to become a regular in my tea cupboard: it tastes far, far better than I was expecting considering how affordable it is (cost me £5 for a 200g jar).
This tea is very pretty. The dry leaves are adorable little curly things, the tea itself is a nice yellow-green colour, and it comes in a pretty glass jar :) I never have enough containers to keep all my tea in, so this is a plus for me. Definitely the sort of tea you want to use a glass pot for.
When I brewed the tea, the first thing I noticed was that this tea has a bit of the same ‘fish’ taste that you get in dragonwell, and this dominates the smell of the tea. I really like dragonwell, so this is a big plus for me. Overall the tea has a very smooth taste, with very little bitterness and a hint of sweetness towards the end of the sip.
I have this sitting in my tea cupboard (and yes, I have a cupboard dedicated to just tea) but I haven’t tried it yet. Not entirely sure how to steep it…any suggestion?