300th tasting note! Jeez!
For the occasion, I’m breaking in my newest teapot, a lovely little china piece my mother-in-law bought me for my birthday. It’s white with teddy bears and puppies. Of course, it also has a lovely inscription that I didn’t read until we got home:
“Wellington was left at a bus stop, where he was chewed on by a dog. Can you give him a loving home?”
…most depressing teapot ever. But I love it.
Thanks to the lovely people at http://steep.it/, I am now in the habit of only letting my white tea steep for 30 seconds, and they always turn out beautifully for me. I still prefer them cold, but I can appreciate them hot as well now.
I don’t know how it happens, but the short steeping time has given it more flavor than previously when I let it steep for 4-5 minutes. I love this tea. It’s warming and delicious and tastes just like my mom’s rhubarb crumble. Yum. Best way to celebrate my 300th note!