An Ode to Tea challenge – K
Had this a few days ago! Another old tea – no note yet. Thanks very much Meowster! I don’t think I’ve ever had this type of tea before, from Korakundah Estate? At least not knowingly. This is a BOP leaf (broken orange pekoe) so not the best quality of tea leaf. But I’m not picky! I agree entirely with Mastress Alita’s recent note (and only note for this tea from anyone so far.) It’s funny we are both just NOW trying this tea from Meowster, but honestly, without the push of M A’s note, I probably wouldn’t have tried this yet. It fits for ‘K’ though! The flavor most reminds me of a Ceylon type of flavor if it was just slightly more complex. The leaves are very tiny and choppy. Not too dark, not too weak. Malty, bready. But I’m finding it hard to think of descriptors for these flavors! But that’s a Ceylon type for me anyway. It’s a solid daily drinker. I thought I let it steep too long on the second cup, but the flavor was fine.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for full mug // 21 minutes after boiling // 2 1/2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 3 minutes after boiling // 3-4 minute steep