Making chai at 3 am.
Tried a time lapse again with a glass carafe and harney and sons lemony gunpowder tea.
Harney and Sons Chinese Flower Tea: so originally I got this for Heather/Tabby simply because it was such a beautiful looking tea, and though she would enjoy that, during that visit we actually tried some together and not only was it beautiful but delicious, while I was far too distracted to jot down any notes on the tea at the time and of course forgot to steal any before I came back north, recently I got my lazy ass going and went to the original Harney and Sons tea shop in Millerton, and snagged another tin merely on a whim, really really glad I did that…
ok ok less back story more tea, Chinese flower is basically Chun Mee green (my favorite) with various orange peel and flower petals, now I don’t normally drink green or herbal teas buuut somehow this strikes a lovely balance, its a beautiful tea as the pictures show,
Wat they dont show is how aromatic it is it looks like it should smell like popourri like but surprisingly the lavender (I think) and the burgmot orange peel dominate the scent, making it something closer to sweet smelling earl grey.
It steeps very very quick, into this lovely amber gold (I really love this tea set…) I did it at 180 for 3 minutes.
Chun mee is a bit acidic for green tea but I think the orange peel and lavender balance that, you more smell the orange then taste it I’m not familiar enough with flower petal teas to pick out all the individual tastes but in total its a lightly acidic delicate tea, which smells as good as it tastes, and is as much fun to steep as it is to drink, possibly the only green tea that I’ve really liked in more then a year.
I do have more garden pictures, but for the moment I’m going to try reviewing a tea at least once every couple nights, so first one…
Its kinda in the name really, definitely not a morning tea but as a dessert or relaxing tea its pretty much perfect.
Its a really pretty dry, with a smoky smell with spice coming from the big pepper kernels.
As a side note I really like my tea tasting set.
It smells amazing as it steeps, looks pretty too…
As for taste (w/a little sugar) its sweet and chocolaty the tea itself is smokey and I can’t quite place, the pepper which initially smells like it should be overpowering is actually very subtle coming in as an aftertaste on the back of your tongue.
Super relaxing, aromatic, and delicious might sound cheesy at first but pretty excellent.
I should update more, this is quite obviouse… so update!
I’m not quite apartment gardening anymore since I kinda…have a house now, but that’s very recent and hopefully I’ll have some photos of some big great projects.
In the mean time here’s some photos~
My Chicory sprout from heather is doing well.
My lavender is hanging on I hope it starts to really grow soon.
My purple heart exploded but then nearly died during the move, currently its exploding again, its got a little parasite that I should pull…but I’m curious what it is…
I think my pepper plant is finally bouncing back after the move too its a slow thing though.
And a couple shots of my many sprouts soon to be planted in something like this…
…or at least I hope I’ll have something like this soon.
Thats it for now, later all.
Two years ago, I brought back chicory seeds from a fossil hunt in Kentucky. The plant is well over five feet tall now and finally blooming.