Friday, April 29, 2011

Steep Thoughts

And is time for our newest Friday feature. Steep Thoughts by Tea Happiness. Yes, I was inspired by The SNL original. I realized that many of us have some interesting ideas running through our heads as we wait for the tea to steep. So I thought I'd share mine. Please feel free to share yours in the comments!!

I have been enjoying a few different varieties of Pu-erh recently. I am very new to this type of tea, trying to taste as many as possible (full post coming soon). The taste of certain Pu-erhs are conjuring up images of leather and forest floors, reminding me of outlaws galloping through the woods during the Middle Ages. The flavor seems to be an acquired taste, similar to a good Scotch. I've been imagining my husband's weekly poker night, with the guys all sitting around a table with a teapot in the middle, and a petite cup in front of each player. I wonder if their game strategy would be enhanced with a few cups of Pu-erh. I bet it would be. I've certainly been enjoying the calm alertness that the tea has been giving me. Pu-erh. Good for just about any situation, from running around after a toddler, to raiding the King's castle.

Thank you for reading this week's Steep Thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. I love the image of galloping through a medieval forest. Life in tea cup has a sample of 10 tiny touchas of tea (pu-erh) fairly cheaply - good for one smallish pot or two and I personally think they're pretty good. I am also new to these teas.