Shae’s ADVENT CALENDAR December 3
Oh, another black tea? But the name seems promising. Yes, I know, we got first snow here, and I was wearing sneakers… and while I went downtown to get some stuff I fell and now my hip hurts badly! I massaged it and used some salve and it seems it helps a bit, but it is still not that great.
Anyway, I decided for two changes today. First of all, I changed bit a scene for my photo. This time I went to our living room and my father helped me with the light (Thank you daddy!). At second, I did not brewed Advent Calendar tea as first tea in the day. I just didn’t wanted a tropical fruit punch few minutes after I woke up.
To the tea…
I have overleafed it badly I think. I used 4 grams in strainer (see photo) and a mug which have volume around 330 ml. Company says using 2 grams per 8 oz, which I wasn’t really observing.
And oversteeped as well. My brother returned from his 14 days in work (he lives with his girlfriend as well, during those times); so we talked and talked and bang… 5 minute mark hit. So I took it out after 5 minutes! I wanted actually making it less, around 2 or 3.
I was drinking it warm-lukewarm and honestly, not that impressed as I was when sniffing the dry leaf. The tea was mellow and smooth, but the taste was somehow simply fruity, not really note of Passion Fruit. Truth is I wouldn’t recognize it in pouch as well, it reminds me more opuncia.
I am holding on rating, as I think I haven’t prepared it a good way; but although the base is good, maybe well-chosen and blended, the passion fruits are missing a bit!