An Ode to Tea challenge #2– E
Oh wow, I think I just found my very favorite Davidstea blend in recent memory. Thanks for sharing, AJRimmer! This is perfection in a blend right here. First, I made sure to get a slice of cucumber and a big ol chunk of what I’m assuming is aloe in the infuser, along with all these other goodies. The flavor just WORKS. It’s soothing, crisp, minty, refreshing, cooling. I’m tickled to notice now that the blend has dates. I specifically drank another tea today with dates because the book I’m reading keeps mentioning dates. (Though I wouldn’t say the dates are really showing up in the flavor.) Hard to describe but this particular mix of ingredients, the flavor combo is just dreamy. It’s almost to be enjoyed as more of a ‘feeling’ tea than ‘flavors’ tea if that makes sense, though the flavors are amazing too. I didn’t steep this one up thinking I’d like it at all, so I was surprised to love it! Went for a third delicious steep to really get as much as possible out of these leaves, and glad I didn’t miss it. And darn it, looks like it’s unavailable for sale anymore. I have one steep session left! I don’t think I rated anything this highly in quite a while.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for full mug // 50 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 30 minutes after boiling // 2 min
Steep #3 // 17 minutes after boiling // 3-4 min