Tea #8 from Traveling Tea Box C
I have to admit, I’m a bit of a cilantro fiend. Love the stuff. In fact, I made a batch of pico de gallo only last weekend! When I saw the pineapple and cilantro combination, I have to admit I was more than a little intrigued.
Dry, this blend looks fantastic and fresh. I can’t pick up any pineapple from the smell, but the white tea and a little hint of the cilantro peeks through.
As soon as this steeped up, I could tell I made a mistake in the preparation. I usually add 2tsp of raw sugar to my teas (well, everything except the unflavored greens) but this… wowza. That’s a lot of in-your-face sweetness!
At this point, I’m only getting pineapple. Little to none of the white tea flavors are coming out, and definitely no cilantro. I tried a re-steep, to see if I could find a better balance, but I think this might be a single-steeper.
While it was very much pineapple, it was a sweet way to wind up the day’s tea drinking. I want to be able to pass on as much of this as possible, so I don’t think I’ll be making another cup. It was fun to try, though!