I was looking for a decent teabag for a quick brew before the Westminster Dog Show, when I found this teabag. I think this was my last of my Kukicha tea, so I’ll call this a Sipdown. I know I’ve had this teabag a long time so I was hoping it was still fresh. I usually steep this teabag around 170 degrees for three minutes, so already the water was too hot and the steep was too long at 4 minutes.
I’ve always liked this tea and drink it after the water cools a bit. I was surprised that the tea was really good despite my extended steep time and water temp. A really warm, delicious, nutty aroma and flavor all around with good green tea presence too. The nut flavor reminds me of chestnuts. I’ve always thought twig tea was made from Sencha green tea, but in the aftertaste, and on my tongue there was a definite, light chalkiness that reminded me of Matcha. I’m not sure, but the green tea base could consist of both Sencha and Matcha.
A very good, comforting roasted green tea, perfect for watching the Dog Show with my Lotis. He was a rescue dog. The previous dwellers ( I will not call them owners), these dwellers said he was aggressive and he bit and growled at them, and that the shelter could put him down for all they cared! Well he was rescued by a local animal sanctuary, and I’ve had him since April 1, 2006.
I’m not going to say it was easy, and there were times I doubted if he was going to stay, but I kept thinking, ‘Somebody has got to show him love!’ It wasn’t always rough times-there were alot of good moments. It took nearly two years for him to really fully trust. Now, Lotis has my total trust and love. Since he was a rescue dog and he was 3 when I got him, Lotis was the only name he would respond to (I tried to rename him). I was told he was born in February, so I’ve always celebrated his Birthday on the 14th. I can’t believe he is 9 years old already!
So I watched the the Westminster Dog Show with my Lhasa Apso Lotis next to me, drinking my Kukicha tea, on his Birthday! :)) What a happy day! :))
Cupped: Tuesday, February 14, 2012.
Reviewed: Wednesday, February 15, 2012.