Ooh! I’m on Steepster at work! Such a badass :P
Anyway, this is gonna be super helpful for writing tasting notes while I drink my work teas instead of making notes while at work and then having to type everything out at home after work when I’m already super exhausted. Actually, this set up would be perfect if only the work till had sound (for watching TV at work when it’s slow).
Anyway, I made a 6 oz. cup of this steeped with 1 1/2 tsp. in 80 degree water for 2 minutes(ish). The colour of the liquor was daker than usual, which I found out. I then steeped a half cup (around 3 to 4 oz) with the same leaves, for the same steep time in the same temp. of water. Both cups were poured into my waterbottle and allowed to cool to room temperature – and are now being sipped away at.
Today, the tea itself is average in comparrison to other cups I’ve enjoyed of this blend: it’s consistantly well balanced between the flavour notes, and tastes delicious. What’s remarable is that I’ve discovered the perfect food to eat with this tea! There’s one of those fancy shamncy serve yourself icecream/yogurt places that charges by weight right next to my kiosk (like, 3 feet away) and I’;ve discovered that it’s rather affordable to buy a full cup of boba balls (these yummy fruit balls filled with sweet fruit juice) and cookie dough morsels (and skip the icecream/yogurt) – so I’ve been doing that for the last few days and just popping a cookie dough morsel and boba ball in my mouth between transactions to stave off hunger (and also because they’re very yummy).
So, today I’m enjoying a cup of cookie dough and green apple boba balls, along with this tea. And I can’t explain it – but everything is meshing together really nicely. You wouldn’t think it, but chocolate chip cookie dough, sweet green apple (not tangy or sour), strawberry, spearmint, ginger, and green tea all apparently go together quite nicely.
I guess I’ve been working two hours now, and it’s felt like maybe 20 minutes? So good day so far. And, if I get really sluggish the second tea I brought with today is a Mate so hopefully that’ll be helpful.