731 Tasting Notes
This one is from the ever-sneaky Dexter3657. Dexter hasn’t even logged this tea! I googled it, and came up with a thread here on steepster, and this link: http://www.teapot.ee/en/shop/puerh/ripe/pancake/haiwan-7598/ .
I really like this one. I hope it ages well. It’s one of those puerhs that I like with a sliver of cinnamon, but this doesn’t really need it. I rinsed for a while, then steeped for 1 minute. So delicious. The wee chunk of leaves hasn’t fallen apart yet, so this will be a fun tea to drink all evening (Waiter, could I get more water in my tea pot?). I might end up adding a little Ceylon cinnamon later.
Thanks so much, Dexter! I approve of your sneaky plan to get someone else to add tea to steepster. :D
Edit: Apparently Dexter has logged it, but as a Random Steepings or something similar. Unfortunately my google-fu has failed me and I can’t find it.
1 tbsp for 5 minutes in my travel mug.
This is pretty darn good. I generally really like the blends from Verdant. I added a splash of soy creamer, and yep. This is definitely a tea I’d buy again. For some reason, the blend of spices doesn’t let the coriander get too soapy for me.
(I really dislike cilantro/coriander.)
What I really want are cookies, but I’m too worn out to bake tonight. Instead, I’m sitting here drinking this tea.
It’s pretty good. I don’t know that I’ll rush out and buy more, but I do enjoy this one. It’s best with some milk (or maple whipped cream) in it, to bring out the creaminess of the freeze-dried ice cream chunks.
Decided to have a batch of this since I’ll be heading down to the Urban Tea Merchant this week for some intel. :D
It’s… mango tea. I’ll have to cold brew some to see if it’s better that way. There’s loads of mango and vanilla, but it’s almost woody and seriously astringent, and it feels like I’m breathing perfume. I steeped at 195F for 4 minutes… it shouldn’t be astringent.
Sadly this doesn’t make me excited to try more of their teas. Especially considering the cost of some of them. However, I will go and get some stuff… FOR SCIENCE! And for a curious friend. :)
This is some random rooibos chai I found in the cupboard. I steeped it for, umm, about 30 minutes (oops?) then remembered it was on the counter. All it needed was a splash of cream, because the cinnamon and the long steep sweetened it enough for me tonight. I had originally planned on having it with some maple syrup.
It’s really good with the potato pancakes I made. Mm. (http://www.theironyou.com/2013/11/sweet-potato-latke-turkey-burger-aka.html)
I actually don’t mind a rooibos chai, and will have to see which local shops carry one. I can see it being a welcome addition to my cupboard this winter!
Yep, this is a good one for at work. A bag in my mug, with hot water from random places on campus, and voila! Tea!
It’s chocolatey. Not much puerh, vanilla or orange though. I might try it with 2 bags next time.
Definitely a nice “at work” drink, and I’d probably buy another box just because it’s so handy.
Copying MissLena and having a mug of this. I also did a 6 minute steep, and wow! So delicious. I’m getting a lot of spice, and a lot of the base tea. I’ll have to remember the 6 minute steep, as I think I prefer it this way. It’s less… watery.
Thanks for the idea!
Mmm. Yeah, it’s almost 4am and I’ve been up since 3. I’ve made pasta, played with the cats, and almost finished a giant mug of tea.
This is what happens when you crash at 5pm and are sleeping by 6. I even slept in yesterday.
Anyways, the tea is delicious. I got a rose bud and a jasmine flower in my cup today. I understand why Sil has problems with these teas. They all have so many freakin flowers in them! Still, it tastes like almond cake, almost. I like this tea more every time I have it. So glad I was able to find it. :)
Maybe I’ll try to nap or zone out till it’s actually time to get up. It’s tempting to sew, but I don’t want to bother the nice neighbour too much.
Thanks for sharing this one with me,Sil!
It’s really quite nice. Not as sweet or rich as some other yunnan black teas I’ve had, but really nice.
Thankfully Sil was generous with her sample so I’ll get to try it again. :)
Very similar to other ginger peach teas. Better than H&S, but not quite gingery enough for me. :)
I’ll enjoy it, and unless I can find one that truly is GINGER peach, I’ll repurchase. The base is nice, it doesn’t really need anything added to it although some sugar brings out a candy peach flavour.
I was missing this flavour in my cupboard, so I’m really glad I picked this one up.