1693 Tasting Notes
This has gotten very little love so far (poor scruffy stray kitten left at the pound), so I will take it home with me and love it. Less dishwater taste than most unflavored black decaf teas; no distinct stand-out flavor characteristics, but it’s decent hot leaf juice with a little sweetness. No, it’s not top-of-the-heap, but I haven’t found an unflavored decaf black that is. Have you?
Enjoying the rest of my quart jar. After resting in the fridge overnight, it’s developed a little starchiness—like shortbread. Still tasty; enjoying it while watching the bumblebees and butterflies in the back yard and resting my feet—flew kites with a bunch of fifth graders this morning and wore the wrong sneakers.
Kites were made from copy paper and bamboo skewers:
You really need to try this—they fly great!
Cautiously made a sun-tea quart of this; it’s a little touchy, so to avoid bitterness, I was stingy with the amount of leaf (3 teaspoons to a quart jar) and the steep time—maybe 45 minutes on the back step instead of stewing it for a couple hours like I do with black tea. Result = cool, pleasant, fruity!
And to ensure the quality of my experiment, I happily sat outside in the glider doing not much more than staring over the top of my book at the jar :)
This is the result of some significant stash cleaning last night: (Tossing tea, books, or ratty clothing is difficult for me…you?) The upside was several rounds of, “Oh, I forgot I had that!”
Like this. The coconut side of this pu-erh is almost candy sweet. In all, reminds me of a dark chocolate Mounds. Wish I knew more about the source (bulk health food grocery buy) so I could share.
Feet finally up after a busy, crazy, and scary weekend (all three, sometimes simultaneously). The cold front that blew the ugly storms through this time yesterday is keeping a little chill in the air, so I made me a big mug of straight honeybush leaves plus a splash of Pappy’s Sassafras concentrate. Rooty-beery and rich. You could do this at home, too, easy.