February Sipdown Prompt – Mardis Gras: your most colorful tea

This tea is ten months past the best by date and colors of dry leaf have faded. It mostly looks like black tea and mint. There are whole blackcurrants in it, but they are coated with black tea and also look very dark. So while the picture on this page is quite colorful, mine no longer is.

It is, however, still quite glittery! And that had a Mardis Gras vibe to me.

Thanks to butterfly pea flower (groan) this steeps to a murky purple. But the swirls of glitter are fun and fascinating. The flavor is fine despite the age, and tastes as advertised – blackcurrant and mint. I would probably like this a lot more without the mint as I am not a huge mint fan. I love blackcurrant flavor, though, and there are plump, whole berries here.

Additional fun is adding some more tea to “hot up the cup” as my friend says. The glitter rises and swirls like mad, adding a bit of entertainment to breakfast. I think this will be more enjoyable as a sweet iced tea, and there is just enough left for one carafe.

Roswell Strange

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ashmanra

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