- 1/2 tsp Rooibos Superior Grade Organic (SpecialTeas #950)
- 1/2 tsp Lemon Grass, Course Cut (Upton Teas #BH65)
Friday, February 25, 2011
I have seen similar attempts from other tea companies, but sometimes you just can't mess with the goodness of simplicity. Lemon Grass has been a long-time favorite of mine since childhood. Tangy, yet smooth in nature, it boosts the natural sweetness of the red bush tea. A simple and excellent blend to try. Add honey if desired and brew using typical herbal blend temperature.
Leaf Quantity: 1 tsp of mix/ 8 oz. cup
Water Temp: 212º (boiling)
Steep Time: 10 min.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Upton describes as, “A bold CTC style tea with rich flavor. The dark liquor will readily take milk. Especially suited as a bracing morning tea.” It must be the famous crush-tear-curl method that I don't like. I've tried other teas like this before and I find them overly harsh. Stick to the full leaf or broken versions.
TA27: Halmari CTC BOP
Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup
Water Temp: 212° (boiling)
Steep Time: 3 min.