I was all excited about finishing my tube of toothpaste last night because my new one is Vanilla Chai flavored (I hate minty dental care products)…and then I realized how sad my life must be if tea flavored toothpaste is this exciting for me. So I did what any reasonable tea-addict would do and fired up the kettle for a cup of chenpi tea to make me feel better about my non-existent life.
Using my Bodum The de Chine glass mug with glass filter (so proud of myself for remembering to not use a gongfu bottle and having to spend the next week or two trying to get the orange smell out of the rubber seals and plastic connector thing!) but only filling it a tiny bit above the bottom of the handle. That level seems to be enough to cover most minis but not be too watery for gongfu. Someday I’ll measure to find out exactly how much water that is.
I was a little nervous about Saturday Mass because of the description talking about it being all dark and medicinal but it smells a lot like my beloved Golden Horse stuffed tangerines to me. It smells quite orangey but the orange flavor isn’t as strong as some chenpi teas I’ve had. Not sure if there’s less peel in this one or if it’s just hiding in the leaves. The peel in this does seem darker than some others, the age maybe? I don’t know. It smells great. Kind of nice to have more of the tea flavor coming through, though I do enjoy stronger orange flavor too. It didn’t seem to last many steeps but I wasn’t exactly being careful with water amounts and steep times. Maybe I’ll try it grandpa next time.