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drank Kai Hua Crescendo by Adagio Teas
28 tasting notes

My first second-steep! (If that makes any sense). Woke up late. Eyed the sodden leaf still clinging to the teapot from last night’s kai hua escapade. Didn’t really want to wash the pot out or rummage to find a new leaf. Decided I could live with being a little disappointed in myself by steeping the soggy mess a second time, 10 or so hours later. It would be it’s own tiny adventure. My first second-steep. I held my head high as I poured my tea into a tumbler.

No I didn’t. It’s a Monday for ****sakes. But it was still buttery and green and hinting of sweet, if not a little subdued all around. I don’t blame the tea though, it is Monday afterall.

Edit: Sipping this cold now. Ack. A little bitter. A little more grassy. Might pour this over ice and see if I can find a dab of honey…

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

That makes perfect sense:) I have resteeped leaves from the nite before on several occasions. I see no need to waste infusions just because I’m going to bed. Although I am surprised your leaves were still wet.

Laura

Yeah, typically the situation would have seemed less shady, but the pot was sitting amidst dirty dishes and just looked wet and icky…but all ended well. :) Oh, and I think the leaves were wet because i put the top back on my pot while the pot was still warm = condensation or less air circulation….or something… :P

Cofftea

oooh careful, that’s just screaming “Grow mold on me!”

Laura

Haha. Gross, but good point. Though I think the incubation period is a bit longer – still not a practice I intend to keep up.

takgoti

I found this log amusing. That is all.

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Cofftea

That makes perfect sense:) I have resteeped leaves from the nite before on several occasions. I see no need to waste infusions just because I’m going to bed. Although I am surprised your leaves were still wet.

Laura

Yeah, typically the situation would have seemed less shady, but the pot was sitting amidst dirty dishes and just looked wet and icky…but all ended well. :) Oh, and I think the leaves were wet because i put the top back on my pot while the pot was still warm = condensation or less air circulation….or something… :P

Cofftea

oooh careful, that’s just screaming “Grow mold on me!”

Laura

Haha. Gross, but good point. Though I think the incubation period is a bit longer – still not a practice I intend to keep up.

takgoti

I found this log amusing. That is all.

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I love all things food, so my recent nudge into the tea world has been a welcome adventure. Yummy, too. Makes the death grip I have on my coffee mug relax just a bit. :)

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