1344 Tasting Notes
Serious cold tea, and wish I’d grabbed some more when I went with the young’un I’ve started dating. He’s now a loose leaf convert, and I’m his tea pusher. :P
Tastes like liquid Vicks, but much sweeter and pleasant. Seriously overleafed it, as I bought the gent one of DAVID’s perfect spoons just to realize they’re 1 tb, and the measurement was supposed to be 1 tsp.
Randomly grabbed this from a bunch of samples that OMGsrsly and I met up to swap with just before the holidays. Thank you again for your generosity!
Really earthy smell to this, even brewed. Almost like mushroom soil, if that makes any sense. It’s a bold, strong pu-erh, and I’m confused as to whether or not I like it. I’m drinking it straight, with zero sweeteners, and am wondering if a touch of orange zest and some Truvia might make me love it more. Keeping the rating off for now, until I get a better understanding of how I feel.
Another one of the wonderful samples from Dammann Freres’ advent calendar.
Smells really odd out of the package – like chocolate prunes? Then I looked at the ingredient list. Okay! This smells as it should. Steeped, I actually get the texture of prunes (interesting) and dark, bitter cocoa. A little bit of sweetness brings out the orange/clementine a bit more. Missing all of the caramel, however it’s still really yummy. Steeped for only three minutes, and I think that’s what I’ll do for the rest of these instead of the recommended 4-5 minutes.
Fighting something decidedly nasty. Grapefruit seed oil is defintely helping, as is candied ginger and mint ice cream. Hoping this tea, mixed with a bagged dandelion tea, will help flush out some of the yuck.
I’m sure I overleafed this, as I’m using a brand new mug my daughter got me for Christmas – one of the Tea Forte ceramic tumblers with a metal strainer that fits snugly, covered with dogwood blossoms. I’ve yet to measure how much liquid it fits, so I guessed two cups. Yea, definitely wrong. Why? Because this is painfully strong. Medicinal, dark, thick, syrupy.
Let’s just hope it works. :)
Went to this fabulous local pub that bills itself as a “geek’s dream”, where the front page of the menu looks like an old D&D book, and you can roll a D20 for a $5 shot, or order by number for a $6 shot. Shot #20 however is only available if you roll 20, and it comes with a free, specially branded shot glass. Guess who rolled a 20 and then promptly forgot the glass at her date’s house?
After my celebratory shot, I asked for a ‘hot boozy drink’. She made me a lovely Hot Toddy, complete with tea steeped IN the hot booze. Perfect.
Brought this with me on my date, so that I could replenish the young man’s stock. He was sick earlier in the week, so I gave him some of my favorite medicinals… straight ginger, Super Ginger (DAVIDs), Turmeric Tea (Phat Long), and Clari Tea (Whispering Pines). He loved the Clari Tea, and said he resteeped the 2-cup pot six times. Whoa! Also shared tonight that I may have ruined him for store-bought tea bags forever. Must admit to a sly grin, there.
Anyway. Shared some of this with the gent while we watched Seinfeld. I forgot how much I loved that show!