So I drank this one inspired by Cameron B’s note that I read today. This won’t be as good as Cameron’s note! I have never written a note for this tea, since I have never tasted as many flavors as Cameron noticed. So today I went with two teaspoons in a big mug and that made a BIT of difference. Using two teaspoons at a time would also help finish those 100grams faster if I ever bought that much of DF’s teas (this tea is from a LONG ago group order, so not much left.) So flavorwise, I’m tasting strawberry and cherry… and a bit of booziness to that cherry, or maybe it tastes like those fruits if they were dried. The black tea is dark and tasty enough. I do like it steeped this way, probably a bit more flavor than I was getting from previous steep sessions. So I think I have learned how I like DF’s teas steeped best for me(though I’m sure 1 1/2 teaspoons would probably work too.) I think it was Courtney that mentioned that possibly DF’s cherry flavor might just last longer than their other flavors… and then it might seem like DF has mostly cherry teas as those teas age. haha.
Steep #1 // 2 teaspoons for a big mug // 20 minutes after boiling // 1 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3-4 minute steep
Also, sidenote: the name of this tea is fitting today as I’m reading the lovely book ‘Chouette’ by Claire Oshetsky and the mother of the owl-baby Chouette is worried that anyone will confuse the owl-baby’s name as ‘Charlotte’.