215 Tasting Notes
Evidently I have not, alas, yet learned to have the water cool enough and the steep short enough for green tea, so it remains my least favorite type. Disregarding the scowling tea gods, i added sugar. Jasmine scent was the best part of this cup, and recalling my recent cholesterol test, which was excellent! :)
Not a very sophisticated way of imbibing an oolong tea, and I’m surprised by how it still tastes and smells distinctly like an oolong. The fruit flavors make for a scrumptious combination. Being neither a purist nor, i hope, too much of a tea snob, I can fully enjoy this tea. However, my attempt to re-brew a bag was a disappointment.
2 min in the ingenuiTea device, boiling water. First pass on this 3 gm of leaves. I weighed them because i love this tea and it’s pricey for my budget. But worth every cent! Ahhhhh! Honeysuckle flowers and buttered spinach. Each further steep of these leaves will reveal new scents and flavors. Smiling!
3 min steep in mug with water 1 min off the boil. Selected this today more for health benefits than aesthetics. I’m so enamored of oolongs at the moment that green tea suffers by comparison, and ginsengs have a bit of an obnoxious flavor anyway. It was okay, but I added half an envelope of Splenda and some cool water. Green tea enthusiasts may fare much better, methinks.