I was not sure what I wanted to drink today so I started going through my tea cabinet and I found this. Only 2 servings left on the bottom of the tin can, breathing all this air… how could I let that happen?? I decided to steep one of the remaining servings and I put the rest into a small plastic bag to eliminate any further air damage.
I felt a little scared while the tea was brewing… Did my careless actions rendered this tea undrinkable? I steeped it at 74C for 2 minutes and watched the color develop. Relief… It brewed its regular green color but will it taste the same?
Well, yes and no. It’s not as fresh and full bodied as I remember it to be but still very tasty, very vegetal and smooth with a slight astringency (not bitter) lingering at the back of my tongue. I will have to use up that last serving sometime soon though.
By the way… I wanted to put spinach as one of the flavours but there was no spinach flavour listed… I found sand instead. What does the sand taste like?