Mastress Alita’s sipdown challengeTuesday, January 19th: National Popcorn Day Tea #1
Six days since I posted a tea note! (Thanks, freezes.) This is from AJRimmer so a genuine thank you for the tea. haha. This blend has plenty of buckwheat which apparently looks like popcorn, but it certainly somehow smells like fresh popcorn! Sadly the taste isn’t as strong as the fragrance. It’s slightly popcorn on a weak black tea. And I thought I used a lot of leaf so the flavor definitely should have been stronger than this. The description also mentions caramel but I don’t notice that at all. It’s not bad but not something I would be gravitating towards to steep up. The second steep is also bland.
Steep #1 // 1 3/4 teaspoons for a full mug // 19 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep