So yeah, Mirkwood… I just watched The Hobbit movie for the first time so why not review this tea now.
When I think Mirkwood and Hobbits, I think of course adventures, deep dark forests, and… mushrooms!
But maybe that’s just me… see, I have a thing for mushrooms. I love them…I observe them, I photograph them, I eat them, and with this tea I now drink them more than ever (!!!)
Cause people, mushrooms will you find in this tea. Not any kind of mushies… Da Best!!
Attention, attention: Morel alert!!! YES!!! If you are a bit of a foodie like I am, you know what morels taste like. They are so scrumptious and fancy. They make me drool.
But who could think of adding them to puerh?
Who? Well, a Tea Hobbit of course.
Attention, attention: Puerh alert!!!! YES!!! Ontario 1357 is the base tea!
Brace yourself and prepare for an effective and very warming qi. (Just read some of the Ontario 1357 reviews if you want proof)
But enough bells and whistles…how does it taste, right?
Think creamy and buttery mouthfeel, with woody notes.
This mushroom soup renders a light saltiness. Yes, it’s a little briny, as if a few drops of soy sauce were added to the cup. I know, I know, it sounds weird, but it works! Makes the tea somewhat savory, and combined with the natural sweetness found in 1357, you get full on umami taste! If you’ve had a good asian broth, you know what I mean.
This is very different, fresh, innovative.
I love being taken out of my comfort zone without being too shocked. Cause as surprising as it is, it’s still very comforting. The only shock you will get is how good it is. Yes, it’s shockingly delicious!
P.S. So you’re not a mushroom fan? No worries…morels don’t taste damp and very earthy like most mushrooms do. I promise, there are no residual taste of Hobbit feet in this tea.
Pics of the session:
http://instagram.com/p/xX1kDNQh_F/ (Big chunks of morels!!)