Today has managed to get even worse. Sigh. I need happy tea. Hopefully this will qualify (I do love me some fukamushi). From the ever lovely (if school-work buried) takgoti. This plus hockey should hopefully turn my day around (I’ve joked about needing to follow an Eastern team so I’m not up til midnight watching Ducks’ games… well, they traded my favoritest player ever to Toronto so guess who I’m watching – Go Leafs!).
I was feeling really grumpy so I didn’t feel up to having this clog my kyusu. I took the lazy man’s route and used a mesh ball. Yes, I am having that kind of day. I did preheat my cup though, so that’s gotta count for something, right? I poured the water over the little mesh ball and let it sit for about 50 seconds.
The resulting cup is happy tea. Freshly crisp, a little rich almost creamy (hints of the crazy milky creamy from Samovar’s Ryokucha that I’m addicted to), sweet with no astringency, gentle and thick. A delightful weight to it, this gives me a nice refreshing but also comforting feeling. I will say that, as much as I love fukamushi senchas, I can’t tell a big difference between them. So I can’t say this is the best sencha I’ve ever had but I can say that I would have no problems having a big ole bag of this in my pantry. I might need to make it happen.
Yes, this tea and hockey are making my day better.