Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge – June Theme: A June Wedding Tea #2
This one fits for NEW and also BLUE. It’s from my newest order (the only order this year!) Some of these teas, I just wanted to try because they were $1. I drank this yesterday. The description says “tropical” and citrus flavors, the dry leaf had a very strong grapefruit flavor, drowning out whatever “tropical” flavor notes… I could tell there was another layer to the flavor, but not specifically what it was. The description said the mug should have had “specks of blue”? Didn’t notice/wasn’t looking for them. A tiny amount of hibiscus is there too, which is all well and fine, nothing overpowering. The second steep might have been overdone, the flavor was a bit offputting…a bit more like a cleaner than the fresh grapefruit of the first steep. Of course, I finished the cup anyway.
Steep #1 // 1 1/3 teaspoons for full mug // 20 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3-4 min