So guys, it has started! And as I live farther east than you, we have there a morning, with temperatures around 0°C, rather below, overcast, quite unappealing weather.
ADVENT CALENDAR SEASON HAS STARTED and since I got only one (won’t re-do Sonnentor this year) and CuppaGeek one is still in the travel, I start with Shae’s “swap” Advent Calendar. And first one is…*ba dum tss
Immortalitea by Folk Apothics. Okay, what we got here? It looks like a green tea. And indeed it is! Then I see quite a nice amount of safflover which looks like fire in contrast of green tea. I notice some other ingredients, which are wiry and few rose petals.
Allow to steep for 3-5 minutes whilst pondering life. Let’s translate “pondering”. Ah okay, I get it now. How on point when I was preparing this tea and reading derk’s note (https://steepster.com/derk/posts/410124) and writing the comment.
You want to hear about the tea, right? I used boiling water, but I let it cool, thermometer was saying me 78°C when I added the strainer of 4 grams in. I let it steep for four minutes, which sounded reasonable to me.
Loose leaf, as well the brew is herbal, I notice mostly rose in dry stuff. When brewed, I notice some earthy notes as sage and rosemary. And quite strongly the lemon, I would dare to say lemon balm, but it’s not included.
Brewed, and after 4 minutes it is thick tea. And quite earthy. Quite a lot herbal forward with a lemon twist. I don’t notice much of the green tea, but caffeine boost a bit. Nice tea, but not for daily drinking. We will see how much it will make me immortal.
Be Present in all you do. Sounds deep. And to be honest I am not really sure if I am present in all I do. Sometimes I behave like I am doing it just because I have to. Ehhm…
Photo: https://flic.kr/p/2kciKWs and thank you Shae for first cup! I have never been that person who can craft beautiful photos of teas, so this will be more-less typical set-up of my advent. I don’t have that ideas how to make it with all the background, like books and flowers… but when somebody can do that, it’s amazing. My light parameters aren’t great as well.
PS: I went bit on writing mode while writing this note it seems!
Flavors: Earth, Herbs, Lemon, Sage