403 Tasting Notes
Woke up early to go for a run (yes, on a Saturday. I know), and had a strong cup of this brewed with milk-and-sugar to give me a good morning kick.
It’s an OK tea. For the price, I was expecting something with more of a “wow” element to it. I like it better brewed with milk and sugar than plain, but in a pinch plain will do as well.
I’m pretty sure that I reviewed this tea in the past, but Steepster shows no record of it. Ho hum.
I felt like something sweet and fruity, and I hadn’t had this tea in a while so I brewed me a cup. The caddy is more gorgeous than it seems, and the blend tends towards the Ceylon end of the spectrum – so stone fruit tastes and a good bit of astringency. I like it – it has a bit more complexity and depth than plain Ceylons, and there’s something about its light body that makes me think that it will make for an excellent cold brew.
Flavors: Fruity, Sweet
Yay! Our last reservist came back today and I made a large batch of Norbu’s Ya Bao to celebrate (he loves white tea). He was 36 days on reserve duty, which is a long long time, and we are glad to have him back.
Now if only there was a permanent ceasefire…
P.S. This tea is awesome. My favourite white tea and one of me favourite teas. Recommend.
Backlog from yesterday. I had a horrible time on the phone with the cable company. My cable doesn’t work, and the technician that was supposed to show up (unsurprisingly) didn’t. So I needed something to cheer me up that wouldn’t keep me up at night.
This was delicious, but I think that it’s more of “winter tea” for me.
As I’ve said before, I’m starting to think that Ronnefeldt can do no wrong. This is my favourite Nepal – a juicy, fruity tea, full of the smell and taste of dark plums and raisins. I have about two steepings left, and I find myself cherishing this tea, in hopes of making it last longer.
There are signs that another 72 hour ceasefire may be signed, and hopefully the talks during that time will be more fruitful.
Keep calm and drink tea.
Flavors: Plums, Raisins