An Ode to Tea challenge – C
Thanks very much, AJRimmer! So many glowing notes might have hyped this one up for me. I LOVE that such an unusual black tea is used here – Fujian gunpowder. I’m not sure if it’s because I didn’t use as much leaf as I usually would… I wanted to stretch my sample to two steep sessions BUT the pouch says only to use 2.5 grams anyway and I’m sure I used more than that. The tea is certainly chocolatey! Especially on that second steep. But the peppermint for me leans more herbaly flavored than an actual candy cane. I would consider adding some candy cane to the next steep session but I wouldn’t want to mess with the recipe of this particular tea magician! :D
Speaking on the Fujian gunpowder, I would love to try it by itself — maybe that would make a good base for Black Silk Chocolate Milk? Maybe mixed with another black tea?
Steep #1 // not quite 1 teaspoon // 25 minutes after boiling // 2-3 minute steep
Steep #2 // 4 minutes after boiling // 4 minute steep