Garret sent me a few of these mini tuochas with my order.
I’ve been looking at them sitting there for a while, but I was never brave enough to try them, or any of the ripe shou that I got from him in the sampler. Nope. Terrified.
I tried these today.
I am in love.
I did two rinses and then tried the third infusion. I didn’t like that one very much, and I dumped it about half way through.
But after that….
At first, it was black, like a dark roast coffee black. Deep, dark, and so rich. Almost creamy. Earthy.
Then it mellowed out. Still rich and creamy, but not to heavy. Delicious. Amazing.
Oh, and did I mention that I was kinda really tea drunk by this point? I just kept gulping it down as fast as I could.
Tea Drunk. At work.
Fortunately, it went fine and dandy, no problems.
The tea did calm down more through the later infusions. It did get almost sweet, which surprised me. REally nice.
I was sad when the final infusion (I wish I’d counted, but I was distracted with work and drinking tea) of 8 minutes was weak. I knew that was the end of it, and stopped there.
I will be buying more of this. So Yummy!