Not quite sure I’d call today’s work steepings overleafed. It was a guestimate, sure, a modest cupped palmful – I don’t think that’s enough – plus an extra finger pluck from the bag.
Very strong cup of Manipuri black tea but really no bitterness or astringency, neither was the flavor too dense. Three full steeps. Bright liquor of beautiful color.
old wood cabin in a rainforest
vague forbidden fruit in dark shadows
humid – cavernous – cool
exotic woods – resin – incense
almost like old puerh
but never too overwhelming in any one of those facets
never musty, never charred, never outright woody
creeping energy, earthen, dark, knowing
i feel possessed
i’ve felt this before
And when I came home from work, I made a grilled cheese with sourdough, some Greek cheese called Kasseri and kimchi. Drizzled the top of the sandwich with linden honey. Stoner food essentially. I don’t cook like that. That’s what this tea did to me. Wild.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Butter, Cedar, Clean, Decayed Wood, Dragonfruit, Dried Fruit, Incense, Petrichor, Rainforest, Resin, Smoke, Tulsi, Wet Rocks