476 Tasting Notes

85

I haven’t had this one in my cupboard for a while, and I’m glad to have it back!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

95

I went to this gym this morning at it felt like 20degF on the second floor while the first floor was well heated. I was not amused. But now I have tea, so it is OK.

This is definitely my favorite Assam (and black tea) right now. And Im almost out! (((╹д╹;)))

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

65

I forgot to log this last time when I added the extra marshmallows and milk that I said i would try. As much as I loved the gooey marshmallows themselves, the additions did little to help the flavor of this tea. I wanted so much to love it because it smells so good, but the taste is too blah. Oh well.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85

I really really love using my new glass tea pot and I want to brew everything in it! It could be my imagination or pure coincidence, but this tea has consistently tasted better when brewed in my (glazed) kyusu than when brewed in my glass pot. I suppose it makes sense, after all, a Japanese tea in a Japanese pot :D

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
TheTeaFairy

Agreed and even if it’s an illusion, I don’t care, I find the teaware I use makes all the difference in the world when I brew tea, the prettier, the tastier :-)

Shelley_Lorraine

lol, yep. In the end, does it matter if it’s illusion if its a ‘real’ experience? :)

TheTeaFairy

My point exactly!

TeaBrat

I love glass teaware but I always seem to break it

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Calendula by Teaposy
476 tasting notes

This tea bloomed much quicker than the Falling Water one. Also, the jasmine flavor is much stronger. I didn’t recognize the jasmine in the other (though it is also supposed to have it), but there’s no mistaking it in this one. I like this one less for that reason, but that’s just personal preference. These flowering teas are a lot better than I expected them to be and they are so much fun to brew!
\(^.^)/

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85

Happy New Year everyone!

This is my first cup of tea this year. It’s a pinch more bitter than usual, but getting Senchas just right is a tricky thing. Still tasty though!

Stephanie

I miss this one. Need to re-order!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85
drank Falling Water by Teaposy
476 tasting notes

I had this tea a few days ago. My husband got me a Daydream glass pot from tea posy and got the flower teas too, even though I don’t usually like florals. I was curious to see a blooming tea in action anyway, so I brewed one. It really is quite neat. It smells strong like a bouquet of flowers (I didn’t recognize jasmine alone, just a general floral shop smell). However, the taste wasn’t bad at all. I actually enjoyed it. I want to say that I’ve completely changed my mind about floral flavors, having begun my tea journey with a strong dislike even for green oolongs (which I now love), but sometimes I get a flower in a cup that really is too much or just the wrong flower, I don’t know.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

95

I really should get a mug warmer. I like my tea hot! and this tea is especially good while its hot. But alas, my current cup is tepid. I do all the after dinner chores and I think its safe to make tea. But then one of my seven pets gets into trouble, makes a mess, vomits, it’s always something. If its not the pets then its my husband, asking me to make him tea after I already made mine. Then I have to go to the bathroom. And of course, there will always be some chore that I forgot that I can’t leave undone. Same thing every night. About the only time I get hot tea is in the morning before school when I’m in such a hurry that I sip it carefully while too hot and end up not having time to finish the cup before I have to go.

TheTeaFairy

Shelley, I feel exhausted after reading this, lol! YOU DESERVE HOT TEA!
Have you thought about double walled ceramic travel mugs? I use them at home when I know I’ll be having a situation similar as yours… I like them cause they don’t hold the aftertaste that most travel mugs retain.

Shelley_Lorraine

i don’t have any travel mugs yet because I haven’t found one that really speaks to me. Do the ceramic ones come in smaller “normal” mug sizes? I know larger size means hotter for longer, but I just don’t enjoy tea as much out of a super-size mug. :)

TheTeaFairy

Mine is 16oz, and I never saw a small one, you’re right, but I’m pretty sure the standard is more like 12oz, mine is really big…keep looking, ya never know :-)

Shelley_Lorraine

I’ll get a tall travel mug for traveling sometime, but at home I prefer the feel of a 10-12oz mug with a normal mug shape and handle. its cozier. :) It’s ironic that my husband likes really huge and heavy mugs, but he doesn’t like his drinks as hot as I like mine. Those giant mugs of his keep his drinks hot for so long though! lol.

Dr Jim

One trick to try is to just put a piece of paper on the top of the mug while you are busy. Something like half of the heat loss is due to evaporation and this will stop when the vapor under the paper reaches equilibrium.

Shelley_Lorraine

I’ll have to try that next time. Thanks :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

15

Yuck! This is some nasty tea. It’s Keemun? really? I don’t like Keemun, but this doesn’t even taste like that. It has a strange sickly-sweet flavor and a pasty mouth feel.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
Dustin

Ew. Did it go bad perhaps?

Shelley_Lorraine

I ordered this sampler cube a month ago, I certainly hope it didn’t go bad. I’d like to believe that H&S doesn’t sell stale tea O.O

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

I’m with BrewTEAlly Sweet about the “no kidding theres tobacco in this!!” thought. Amazing the variation possible even within the same type of tea. I’ve always thought of Yunnans as a delicate, sometimes sweet black. This one is far from delicate, but don’t mistake with for being Assam-like. Its not bold and brisk. It’s a serious flavor profile with a manly vibe to it. I totally respect this tea for what it is, but it’s not my cuppa. I intend to send my second sample to my father, who will likely appreciate it better than I.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

Name: Shelley Lorraine Limegrover
Location: Wyoming
Occupation: Student and Evil Genius
Ward: 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, 1 Cocker spaniel, 1 super cranky but lovable siamese cat, one bipolar black turkish angora, and my husband’s black and white cat.

Hobbies: Learning, reading books, math, physics (have a degree in it), literature (have a degree in it too), anthropology, traveling, piano, and making TEA, of course (^o^)

Future plans: World domination >-)
Graduate school for Comparative literature (in German, Latin, and Greek) – Update: I’m going to the University of Colorado in Fall 2014!! yay me!

Favorite teas: Kukicha, Green teas in general, aged oolongs, charcoal roasted oolong, taiwanese oolongs, Assam . . .

Don’t like: Genmaicha, Earl Grey, Darjeelings, ginger, coconut, smokey teas (even mild ones), nut flavors, overwhelmingly strong floral flavor (esp. Jasmine), most della derra and adagio teas. . .

My Rating System

100 My happiness absolutely depends on it

95 Will definitely repurchase

85: Might repurchase (teas that depend on my mood)

75 Won’t repurchase (but I would drink it again if offered).

65: meh

45: I reluctantly finished a cup.

15: Couldn’t finish a cup.

I simplified my ratings to single numbers rather than ranges because I can’t precisely compare so many teas with a system more detailed than this.

An unrated tea is most often one that I recognize as having significant notable quality, but that does not suit me personally. Sometimes, I leave teas unrated for other reasons, such as I am undecided or I brewed it wrong, etc.

Note: Boiling temp. barely reaches 200 where I am (and a few times it sticks at 195, I assume due to unexplainable shifts in altitude or the position of the moon. . .aliens?. . .).

Location

Wyoming

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer