Yum yum yummm. This is so tasty!
So, change of pace from all the W2T shengs I’ve been trying, I decided to brew up the old tea nuggets. :) Roughly 5g of nuggets in my 100ml gaiwan, boiling(ish) water. A 30sec rinse, then I gave the nuggets in the waterless gaiwan a good shake to try to loosen them a little, then another 30sec rinse. Then 20sec steep adding 10sec each time, until I got to 100sec at which point I started adding 20sec at a time. Wheee. :) Does anybody else use www.steep.it to time their tea steeping sometimes?
Anyway, this is sweet and creamy and pretty much delicious. I got a bit of cocoa 4 or 5 steeps in, but mostly this has raisin, prune, date notes for me. At one point it reminded me of a good dark fruitcake, you know, with lots of molasses and real dried fruit? It’s not overly complex, it doesn’t have a crazy texture or surprising aftertaste, I just keep drinking it as fast as I can brew it because it’s so darn tasty! Also, I might be just exhausted because I’ve had a long day, but I had to go lie down after about 6 steeps. ;)