1918 Tasting Notes
I’m not sure if I’m sick or if I’m reacting to the fire yesterday http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/03/port-metro-vancouver-fire-chemical-cause-respiratory-problems-today/
So I’m at home drinking ALL THE GINGER TEAS. All of them.
This one now. I pulled it out of my hiking stash (which isn’t included in my tea list, shhhhhh) and I still love it. I just wish it wasn’t so expensive, or I’d definitely stock it more regularly.
Also, I burned my tongue on this tea. Whoops.
I accidentally oversteeped this yesterday, but it turned out tasting super delicious. Unfortunately, something about it hit me wrong and I wasn’t feeling super great after.
And yesterday Vancouver had a huge hazmat situation and my house is in the affected area. And today I feel like I have strep, only I don’t – but my throat is raw and blech.
So everything negative coming together like that, all happening after I started drinking this tea at work… Well. Needless to say I won’t be hunting it down.
But! It does taste really good! The long steep brought out a lovely spiciness. I’ll have to try it with other yunnan black teas.
What with the jasmine blossoms and citrus peels, I thought this tea was going to be over the top floral soapy… but it’s not!
It’s actually a super mild earl grey with some additional floral notes. Not bad, but not really enough, either. As in, it’s not distinct enough or different enough to find a permanent place in my cupboard.
That being said, I really enjoyed the mug I had this morning. Yum!
Thank you for sharing, MissB!
I used about half my 10g sample in my “120” ml easy gaiwan. And I’m pouring it directly into two cups, so one cup is steeped longer than the other. Haha. I’m feeling super lazy tonight. I had two cups out, so two cups it is.
I’m guessing that the taste means it was wet stored. It tastes damp. Like wet forest, but not super fresh with pine and clean air. It’s not resinous either. It’s actually pretty smooth yet quite mild. Not that the flavour isn’t strong, just that it’s well blended together so there’s nothing bringing itself strongly to my attention. So far I’m enjoying it, but I’m not sure that this is a flavour profile I adore. Perhaps I’m learning to like a little more bite in my puerh.
And now I have a cat forcefully cuddling me so I can’t reach the kettle.
Woop woop! Sipdown.
1 cup was like 3 gulps. And GONE.
I was surprised at the rooibos floating in my strainer. I didn’t really notice it the last time. I kind of tasted it this time, but it works well with the fake chocolate and sweet candy raspberry flavours.
So.. I liked that tea. I’m not sure if I’d buy a bunch, but I liked it.
I received this while ago from Roswell Strange and for some reason hadn’t tried it!
And now that I have, I’m sad! It was so good. Fruity and with a bit of a spicy kick. I guess I’d call it plums and black pepper, but honestly I wasn’t awake enough to make that kind of distinction.
Made with a touch of milk.
Woo! I have more of this left than I thought I did! Enough for a GIANT POT or two more big mugs.
Apples and cinnamons and some light sweetness. I added honey by pouring the tea back and forth into a scraped clean honey jar. Just enough was left to add a touch to this tea. It just brings out the apple, and it’s so good.
ALSO, I made a pair of “jeans” last night. By “jeans” I mean they are stretch denim with none of the topstitching and they have an elastic waist. Haha. I wore them to work today and OMG, like wearing PJs. Too bad wearing them makes me feel old.
Oh well. Comfort over, well, most things really.
Mmm…. steeped a bit longer than usual today, and it’s so good! Why haven’t I steeped this tea for 5 minutes before?
It’s not super sweet, but there is some caramel. Lots of tea flavour. So good with milk.
(This one is almost a sip down as well. I have quite a collection I could finish! Maybe this coming weekend. :) )
I’m sad that I only have 1 tsp left of this tea!
Oh well. It’s been a good run and I’ve enjoyed it. Maybe once my cupboard is smaller I’ll consider stocking it, because I do like how it tastes (little chocolate, little cream, little booze) and the name is HILARIOUS.
Caramel flavoured gunpowder + black tea. At least, that’s what I can tell. The gunpowder was really spinachy for me tonight, and really… caramel is not a sauce I’d put on my spinach.
Otherwise, this tea is fun. And I love caramel. So I’ve drunk it all.
Thanks so much, Shmiracles! I think I’m almost through all the samples you gave me oh so long ago. :)