Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge – December Tea #1 -A pear tea
This sample was from TreeGal a while ago! Thanks so much! The leaves look like mostly white tea — very finely chopped white tea. I really should have steeped this sample in two sessions, as the leaf is so small. The scent of the dry leaf is full ripe, super sugary pear. (Not to mention the steeped leaf has a very off-putting fragrance but it doesn’t appear to taste like that.) It’s white tea with a nice pear flavor – always a great combination. Since I had steeped twice, very quickly, I went for a third steep. More of the white tea peaks through, with less of the pear. I actually really like this tea, since it’s not doing that weird Bubblegum “Pear” flavor thing AT ALL (despite the age of this sample – at least a few years old by now) but rather than anything “cobbler” the tea should be called Ripe Pear or something else… Luckily this tea is fairly nice that the missing “cobbler” wasn’t too much of a disappointment.
Steep #1 // 35 minutes after boiling // 1 minute steep
Steep #2 // 28 minutes after boiling // 1 min
Steep #3 // 20 minutes after boiling // 2 min
2022 sipdowns: 119