Another tea from the little sampler stack I bought from Davids sale. I was looking forward to this one, but the stevia is unbearable, especially after eating a deluxe Pretzel, butterscotch, toffee, chocolate chip cookie I made. That was already loaded with sugar. (I was trying to use some of the slightly expired ingredients around here… while following a recipe.) I wish I could send some cookies to all of you! But really this tea is mostly just stevia with a hint of chocolate, so I’m a bit annoyed with this blend. I was craving a nice thick, dark, chocolate tea. No stevia. The second steep, the stevia is mostly faded so it’s more of a hot chocolate, especially when I get to the bottom of the mug with melted chocolate… though it looked like when I cleaned the infuser that a chocolate chip barely melted! I never really noticed that this was a pu-erh blend. I’m realizing I have quite a few Davids blends to drink down quick because they have stevia and stevia only gets worse with time. At least this one didn’t have that alcohol chocolate flavor. I’m wavering on the rating because the first steep is gross, but the second steep is better.
Steep #1 // 1 1/5 teaspoons for full mug // 18 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // 3 minutes after boiling // 5 min
Beauteous helpful song for the day: Jonathan Wilson – ’69 Corvette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGyg7pvkhOw