1072 Tasting Notes
MissB has problems with oolongs, so she kindly shared a few samples with me. This is one of them.
Dry, it smells intensely of orange peel. Steeped, the ORANGE backs off a bit and I can smell a honey sweetness in the base tea.
This is amazing. The tea is really complex. There’s layers of spice, hay, honey, and lastly and (interestingly) most delicately, orange. It has a touch of a smoky/toasty note, but the barest touch. Just enough to bring more depth.
I am REALLY enjoying this. I steeped slightly cooler than recommended as is my preference, and will steep this as many times as I possibly can tonight. NGL, it is a rather expensive tea. Still, I could see buying it in the future. It is just that good.
I will update the note as things change in future steeps!
I’m on the third steep now, for 3 minutes. So. Amazing. Sweet, toasty but not toasted, not quite thick but not thin either. A little more woody.
Fourth steep at 200F for 5 minutes is stronger again. Still nice and sweet, woody toasty flavours in the background.
Thanks so much!
Flavors: Honey, Orange Zest
I think this might be the last of what I received from wheezybee.
This tea is really really tasty! Especially with some honey. It’s a baked-goods kind of chai. A little almondy. Definitely something I’d pick up if I saw it for sale, and if I do an order and it’s available, I’ll probably pick up a tin. Just a nice option to have.
This is another tea MissB dropped off tonight (yay!!!), and is the only reason I have not fallen asleep in my chair yet. Oh, it was so good. I just steeped it in water and had it plain. Yes, it’s quite thin, but I really liked the flavours. I made my BFF try it, and she liked it too. Might have to give her the rest of MissB’s sample, since I do have a reblend coming my way (again, through MissB. She’s amazing, yet SUCH an enabler.).
So MissB decided to drop by tonight and brought a TON of tea! Also, steeping bags and a tea measure spoon! I ended up going to a sbux outside the venue and getting a coffee-to-go thing FULL of hot water for everyone. :)
This is what I had. SO GOOD. It would have been better with honey (ha), but that’s OK. :) I steeped probably 3-4 minutes, but I didn’t time it. Just took the bag out when it smelled right.
Thank you SO MUCH, MissB! I’m bringing more tea and more bags tomorrow, and getting some cups from sbux as well as a water refill. That was awesome.