1 Tasting Note
This tea hit my eye while I was browsing for ramen in a local asia shop.
Considering the low cost of this product I wasn’t even sure if I should bother buying it.
Well I did and I’m not disappointed.
The tea smells really nice, soothing and not too strong.
I might be biased because it reminds me of my youth.
The following lines may be hard to imagine for a lot of you guys but please bear with it.
It smells like a stack of hay.
No, I’m not talking about any old dry grass.
I’m talking about grass, herbs and flowers which grow in the Alps.
They are cut, dried in the sun and stored as fodder for feeding livestock during winter.
They are also used in medicine and beauty products.
The taste heavily depends on how the tea is being prepared (well, of course…)
Steeping it for a long time with boiling water results in a soapy and bitter tasting brew that isn’t consumable.
It’s best to try different temperatures and steeping times to find what you want.
If you are afraid of germs and want to use boiling water it’s best to use a glas cup.
This way you are able to see how the colour changes which can help you to choose the right time to get the leaves out of there.
All in all this isn’t the best tea in the world, it takes time to find the right amount of leaves, steeping time and temperature to brew a tea that suits your taste.
Every person is different.
Still, what you get for this price is mindblowing.
I neither add sugar nor milk.
I use three teaspoons for one liter water at 82°C.
I use the teavleaves twice, the second time with a slightly longer steeping time.
My apologies if there are grammar mistakes ;o)
Have a nice day with a nice cup of tea!