Aged large leaf loose puerh in a coconut. I had tried this tea with one of my roommates earlier; he had thought it tasted like coconut, and thought it might be better brewed with some actual coconut thrown in. Then later there was a coconut in the fridge that he had used specifically for the coconut water, and he offered the rest to me. So I had an idea...
I simply threw a few leaves at the bottom of the coconut, and poured in some boiling water, adding more boiling water as a drank, just as you would drinking a tea grandpa style. I thought that I wouldn't like drinking tea through a straw, but using it actually meant that I could drink the tea while it was still a little too hot without burning my mouth, as the tea cooled significantly in its passage up the straw.
The result was much better than I thought it would be, as the coconut and puerh played off themselves nicely, with neither overpowering the other. The tea also maintained a pretty nice qi, which I wasn't expecting from the method.
Who needs teapots anyways?
bagua7 wrote:Interesting. Why don't you dry the shell out for future use?
Not a bad idea, but the shell wasn't really in the best shape. I am tempted by the idea of drying one out and storing some tea in it, but that's a lot of wasted tea if the result isn't good.
And the thought of putting any of my teapots in the dishwasher is frightening
Evan Draper wrote:But more importantly, what did you do with all that brick being bound up by the desert?
I was wondering if anyone would comment on that. I wasn't playing Settlers at the time, that is just our table. It is a custom map for a cooperative variant, with the hexes under a sheet of glass. The brick is kinda stranded there, but having a gold hex and light temple near by means that it's sometimes worth going for, though probably not until later in the game.