My thoughts on this feel similar to Auggy’s, so since she sent me this tea I’m going to do a small homage to one of her prior logs. Here we go.
Hmm…Auggy sent this. Intriguing. Have I tried a CTC before?
I don’t think so. Hee, they look like coffee grounds.
I don’t smell anything.
…Dirt? Light dirt? What the what, am I congested?
I’m bored. Are they expanding? They’re not. Wait… Nevermind, nope. Is it done yet? How cold is it outside? 25? Poop. Is it done yet? I want to see Avatar again. I need to make cookies. Oh, laundry.
Pull out infuser. Hold up the basket.
Okay, now I really don’t smell anything.
Hold up the cup.
Tilt head. Furrow brow. Blow on liquid.
Still not cool enough.
Checking the weather… Scanning the newspaper… Tapping my foot… Making a sandwich…mmm…ham.
What the world. Needs now. Is love. Sweet love. It’s the only thiiing. That there’s just. Too little of. Ah damn it, this is going to be stuck in my head all day, isn’t it?
Check the cup.
Mm, okay. It’s kind of…sweet. But also malty. Bake-y? Oh. OH! Bitter. BITTER!!!
Okay. Kinda sweet at the front of the tongue. Sort of flat at the sides. Let’s try the back…
BITTER! Breathe. Oooh. That’s kind of sweet. Kind of…darjeeling sweet. Especially if I concentrate on the center of my tongue. I wonder what’ll happen if I move to the back…
Well, that was both predictable and stupid.
Is this the reeeeeal liiiiife? Is it just faaaantasssssy?
What the world. Needs now.
Lather, rinse, repeat. I think I need to try this again, either with additives or a shorter steep time, or both, or whatever. It was interesting. I wouldn’t necessarily call it enjoyable. Overall, it reminded me of a keemun. A very near over-steeped keemun. I hope you enjoyed the rather censored journey into my brain. Thanks Auggy, I’ll be logging this again, I’m sure.