…so I let the leaves dry overnight and did one more 2-minute-ish steep (the third one) this morning. Strange things happening…
First, this is getting darker with every steep. It’s almost ebony in color instead of letting up.
Second, I’m sitting peacefully in my happy chair enjoying a quiet house with the heater not running for a change and I hear this funny ringing sound coming from the end table. Specifically, from my tea mug. Warily, I pick it up. Yep, my cup is fizzing. High pitched snap, crackle, pop. Does pu-erh do that?
OK, even if it’s wrong, who doesn’t want to taste-test magical-colored ebony fizzing tea? Maybe it was the “bubbly” notion influencing my taste buds, but … yep … cola flavor.
This wins my prize for most humorously bizarre tea tasting experience. Honorable mention, anyway.