Unicorns Drink Pu-erh: A Couch Adventure
Last week, I mentioned that spring was coming and that meant school was nearing it’s end. I guess I should clarify that my children do not finish school until the first week of June. For some reason, people thought they were finishing within the next month or so. I wish. I just get overly excited when spring comes and I start making plans. Spring flips a switch in my head that makes me think of everything other than school. Like vacation plans. We have never made plans this late into the year but with our state’s rigid travel restrictions we couldn’t risk traveling out of state. Thankfully, the restrictions were lifted and we finally decided that our summer travel destination would be the beach this year. It’s the best place to be with the closures of museums and historical sites.
My youngest celebrated her 5th birthday this past week. We started her birthday with the traditional birthday Olaf waffle. Usually, it is accompanied by sprinkles and ice cream but this time we (Me) forgot to buy the ice cream.
The only bit of crafting I got done this week was a few banners, using the unicorns that my daughter colored. I had some leftover tassels that I made at the beginning of quarantine last March so I tied them on the banner to add a little color and texture.
Last week, Jo asked about my daughters birthday dress. I wasn’t planning on making one this year because of a lack of time but due to Jo’s question I thought, “Why not?” The next morning I chose a pattern, washed and cut my fabric and was finished sewing by 4:30 in time for dinner. It may not be fancy but I made a dress in a day!
And here is the donut tower. I used the recipe HERE.
I am joining the Tea day ladies over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today was sent to me by Natural Puerh for my review. I am drinking a Puerh raw 2018. If you are wondering what Pu-erh is, HERE is a great article to give you the basics. Further down in the post is a video that shows the process of Making a Tea Cake.
Un-infused, this tea was brown, long leaves and in chunks due to being broken off a tea cake. Aroma? Well, I have to admit it smells earthy and a bit dirt-like. You may think this unappetizing. I won’t disagree but if you can get past the smell you might be surprised. I think Pu-erh is an acquired taste that I haven’t quite acquired yet. I have an entire Pu-erh tea cake in my tea cabinet but I rarely find myself reaching for it. Maybe it will come in time. So, back to the taste… it doesn’t make me wrinkle my nose so that’s a plus. I am not good at giving fancy names to flavors so I will just say that it is strong with a pleasant aftertaste that sits in my mouth. I think this would be a great after dinner tea as it gives me that “Ahhh” feeling. Calm and relaxing. The way I want to feel at the end of the day.
I would by no means call myself a tea connoisseur and I am definitely lacking a refined palette when it comes to tea tasting. But I know what I like and I think that is the most important part about any kind of food or drink. Just because its the “In thing,” doesn’t mean you have to like it. I have read a lot of tea blogs and reviews by individuals that I would call tea snobs. They turn up their nose at the teas I like and drink on a daily basis because they are flavored and not pure. But that’s ok. They make me happy so that’s all that counts.
So, if you like strong teas without added flavor, this may be the one for you.
This is not my first time drinking Pu-erh. If you recall, I received some Pu-erh for my Birthday last year and I shared it HERE.
Have you ever had Pu-erh?
What do you look for when buying a new tea?
Happy Tea Day,