1tsp/6oz water. Served: room temp, cooled naturally (made a head of time), clean
Served w/: Tortilla Crusted Fish Lean Cuisine
I know this is a Chinese flavored sencha, but since I do not know the steeping parameters for Chinese flavored senchas (can anyone inform me?) and Adagio’s steeping times for greens and whites can not be trusted, I’m treating it as a Japanese and have been rewarded. I drank this at room temp because I needed something to balance the hot temperature of my meal as well as the spicyness from my meal. The spicyness is also why I paired it w/ a ginseng tea.
The rice, which is mixed w/ sour cream, cheese, and roasted red and pablano peppers is absolutely amazing. I was surprised to see this dish featured on “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on the foodnetwork last nite. Unfortunately, I was multi-tasking and paid attention just in time to see how it was made (which is how I know it’s the same thing), but missed what it’s called. I’d love to find a recipe for it, but I’d need to know what it’s called. Can anyone tell me? Also, is there a tea you’d suggest that I could steep in the water before making the rice to add wonderful health benefits to this wonderful tasting dish?
I have a HUGE headache today so I’m drinking this in a blend of 2 parts Ginseng Green (2.25g) to one part each (1.13g) dried lemon verbena and ginger root.
Mom’s been up all nite working on a paper so I thought I’d make her a cup of this.
I need something to kick this cold so in this cuppa I’m having 3 servings of this prepared Premium Sencha style w/ a couple things added.
-1.5TB (7.7g) Ginseng Green (note: If you have a fever, you’ll wanna use a white tea to help lower your fever so your amount, steeping temp, and time might vary)
-3.85g ginger root
-3.85g lemon verbena or lemongrass
I would have added 3.85g Organic Echinacea, but I didn’t have any.
Made 24oz of this to have w/ lunch (fresh salsa, chips, and watermelon). The ginseng will keep me energized and productive…. I hope lol.
Made a 16oz cup (6g leaf) for my mom while I drank my matcha. I just can’t get her to try it… :(
Needed energy (yes even after my matcha LOL) but didn’t want to take up a lot of space in my bladder so I made a green tea shot by steeping it the way premium sencha is prepared. 1/2TB tea leaves, 2oz water heated to 160 degrees, steeped for 1.5 min.
I blended 2.25g w/ 1.12g of dried organic home grown orange mint. Because of the mint I decided to only steep this for 2 min instead of my normal 3. I like my tea stronger so although this is a blend I’m thinking of steeping them separately so I can steep the orange mint for only 2 min then use that herbal tisane to steep the gensing green for 3. The gensing green is definitely lighter (it only steeps for 3 normally so what can you expect for 1/3 less time?), but so is the peppermint. I don’t taste the orange, but I do taste a sweetness (not sweetener sweetness) that hits me before the bite of the mint does which is nice. I find coming back to mint blends ironic because that’s the way I started w/ loose leaf… putting mint in EVERYTHING. Mint (unless it’s chocolate mint) isn’t my favorite anymore. Yay for maturing tastebuds!
2nd infusion of my leaves from last nite before dumping them. I have a new joint supplement powder I’m trying and I put it in this today. It covers the tea taste for the most part, but at least I get the added health benefits.
2nd infusion. Pretty much like the 1st. Very light green tea taste, then sweetness, then a bit of mint.
Infusion 3 for mom again. She came home from her colonoscopy very cold.
Infusions 1 and 2. 16oz of water, 6g of tea leaf, and 3g of dried ginger root. Backlooging infusion 1 from last nite- made it for my mom who was very sick to her stomach due to having to take a whole bottle of miralax for her colonoscopy prep and I had the 2nd infusion (steeped for 4 min) this morning.
I combined 2 parts (2.25 g) ginseng green tea w/ 1 part (1.13 grams) dried home grown organic lemon verbena and steeped it for 3 min at 180 degrees in 6oz purified water and drank it w/ my lunch.
Made a big 16oz cup for mom.
Made 32oz of this to take w/ me to cantata practice. I don’t think I could get thru 2 hrs of singing w/ out this!