2198 Tasting Notes
Drinking this today for a bit. Here’s hoping it goes better than last time! Especially now that I have a bit more experience with sheng.
Now my opinion is that it’s pretty light. There’s a neat thickness to it, and some smoke and leather, but it’s nicely mellowed. Yum. It’s a little bitter, a little sweet. Just what I was wanting, actually!
At this point in my taste evolution, I’d say I’d like more of this tea. LOL. Oh well.
Oh, this one is interesting. But in a way where I don’t think I want to drink it.
It feels pretty rich. Kind of like a gunpowder in the way that it’s a teensy bit smoky/earthy with some sensations of being in the open air on a mountain side. But the green vegetable notes are really not agreeing with me. :(
Thank you, fuzzypeachkin, but this is so not for me. I’m not sure if it’s the age, but I would think that this tea would age pretty well due to its shape and apparent processing.
Edit: Also marine notes. That might actually be it. Sorry tea, it’s definitely me.
Oh. My god.
I’ve had these samples for TWO YEARS.
I’m so sorry, fuzzypeachkin and CrowKettle. I’m drinking them today I swear. O.o
Anyways, this Assam is a decent Assam? It’s a little sweet. Malty with that typical Assam flavour. I’m actually drinking it WITHOUT milk, which is almost unheard of, but it’s nice. I haven’t had a straight Assam for a while, so I’ll just sit here and enjoy the cup.
Oh blackcurrant, why you gottta smell so BAD?! D: D: D:
Thankfully I’ve made this in a travel mug, so I can put the lid on it and don’t have to smell it.
Ahh, that’s better. It’s a fairly light tea, I think I could have steeped it a little hotter. But it’s pretty nice! The blackcurrant-peach flavour is really nice, and delicate at this point as it’s in my travel mug. I’m quite enjoying this.
Thanks so much, uhh, tea fren. :) (MissB maybe? I got it when I visited Sil.)
Oh, apparently I’ve tried this one already. So that means I need less water, since I didn’t weigh the sample.
I am sick. Definitely coming down with some sort of terrible cold thing. MEH. And today I do need to go into work, but I think I’ll do that, then come home and get back into pyjamas and drink more tea.
I kinda like this one, even though it’s super green today, and a little watery because I keep mis-judging how much water I need to put in my pot. Haha. Oh well. I haven’t had a sheng in a while, so I’m hoping this gives me some energy to go deal with work stuff for a couple hours.
I totally forgot I’d had this one, and pulled it out of the stash as an easy sipdown.
YUM. How delightful.
If I didn’t have SO MUCH TEA, I’d totally consider getting more of this one. I do like it. The spice notes and warming sensation are really neat.
Thanks so much for sharing, Dexter!
Happy New Year, all! :)
Ohhhhhhh my goodness, this smells amazing. I have a failed (the dough was weird so it never cooked through yet it burned on the outside) gingerbread loaf sitting on the counter, and I can say that this smells very similar. Molasses, some spice, sweet baked goodness. It also smells a little like genmaicha. Green/seaweed and toasted rice. Yep.
Actually, that’s not bad at all! There’s some warmth from the spices. It’s a bit too “green tea” for my preference, but it’s really not bad.
If only the flavour was available as a black tea. :)
Thanks so much, MissB!