698 Tasting Notes
[Comparison Fujian & LB]
I’m sorry to post similar notes, I’m hopefully making it easier on myself if I need to scroll back through my notes and check something out.
In comparing, I see how different the Fujian is. It’s still by far the closest to LB I’ve ever experienced, but there is a hint of Bailin, which I’ve found in the Ailaoshan as well from Whispering Pines. Yes, more Bailin than LB perhaps, but still LB-like.
I always try to sit back and enjoy my teas (granted, that doesn’t always happen), but I don’t generally attempt to decipher each and every note in every cup I enjoy, unless I’m doing comparisons.
Fancy LB! I just ordered an ounce of this one.
I think a comparison is definitely needed. Which reminds me I want to do a comparison between LB and Fujian. Perhaps all three at once!
This one has all the delicious qualities of LB, and they could be more enhanced, but without a side-by-side I can’t say for sure. However, this is certainly an enjoyable cup.
My Verdant order was waiting for me after I got off work today. Yes!
This I added into the pre-order after the fact, when I saw it was finally back in stock. I wish I had ordered more. It is so tasty, in a way unlike any other tea.
It’s light, yet not light, and so creamy and cake-like, yet not completely cake-like. What an awful description. The black base is so perfectly balanced with the herbal aspects. Nothing is overwhelming or underwhelming. Truly a perfect balance. I could drink this constantly I think.
I’m resteeping now. Oh yes, and it’s comforting. Ahh comforting teas are the best after long, somewhat frustrating days in an office.
[1st steep 1.5 tsp @ boiling, 4 minutes \\ resteep @ boiling 6-7 minutes]
I mixed 2 parts LB and 1 part of this for my morning cup. I haven’t been drinking much tea at all, and not just because I’m spending as much time as possible outside in the sun. I’m back to working full-time, which is actually overtime, since I somehow managed to agree to working 6 days a week full-time hours. I am exhausted.
This cup is tasty though. I have a feeling I won’t restock this regularly once my current package is done. I do enjoy the toastiness, but I prefer other genmaicha-like teas. This one is more similar to LB than genmaicha for me, and LB wins hands down. Which reminds me, my Verdant LB preorder is finally out for delivery today.
I had no idea what to expect with this one. Part of my cringed at adding it to milk, but I wasn’t sure why.
I just cracked open my matcha milk in it’s mason jar and bizarrely enough it tastes just like something at Lush smells. It may be my “Honey I Washed The Kids” soap bar. Fascinating.
Not bad, but not something I need to stock.
My friend and I did a 5+2 order and decided to split 3 matchas we both wanted to try, but weren’t sure we wanted 30g of a piece. This one one of them.
I made this one as my usual matcha milk. I threw it in the fridge to ‘steep’ yesterday afternoon and just thought to try it now. I had no idea what to expect here, since I’d never even heard of a butternut pie, much less tasted one. I was pleasantly surprised with the initial sips though. There is a definite buttery-ness, though not quite the same as French Butter Cookie, and a subtle nuttiness too. There is also a sweetness that is akin to squash with just a touch of brown sugar on top.
Definitely a great choice. I could see ordering this one myself in the future.
Thanks to Dexter for sending some awesome Harry Potter tea samples my way.
This one is pretty tasty, but ultimately too rich for me. The creaminess seems subtle at first, and really sneaks up to create the richness in addition to the apricot here. However, a real upside is that the black base I’m not a fan of from Adagio isn’t really all that offensive or noticeable.
Yesterday was my first full day back to work. I got a Starbucks card in thanks from the most adorable elderly couple, and I had a personal trainer tell me I should compete. I chalked that up to a successful first day back haha!
I start late this morning, since I work late. I always prefer to start early, but the one upside is that I have a chance to enjoy a cup of tea before work. Yes! I chose this tasty tea, which still reminds me so much of LB. It’s chocolately and malty and delicious. Here’s to another great day.