I am trying to sip down a lot of my older tea, and I found a bag of green tea samples from Teavivre buried in the tea chest. We had this tonight with pound cake, fresh strawberries, mini chocolate chips, and whipped cream.
First, it is 18 months past its “best by” date. I know it has faded but it was still good. What astounds me is that after a few cups I was so hot I felt like I was having a hot flash, and I knew it must be the tea but I hadn’t read the reviews that talk about the warming sensation. I have the air conditioning on and still I was sweating. I decided to sit back and enjoy it like a nice evening in the sauna.
Our dessert was so sweet that I really enjoyed the earthy flavor amd light bitterness of this tea. It was a perfect foil for our cake. It really cut through the sweetness, and we had enough to make one fair cup for drinking after the cake was gone.
The leaves are adorable. They look like tiny pea pods! I believe we made four steeps in all.