2194 Tasting Notes

drank Golden Oolong by Peony Tea S.
2194 tasting notes

I came home from work, still super sick. And I really really wanted an oolong. This one seemed like it’d do, so I got everything together and brewed up the sample. Thank you, Kittenna, for sharing!

I’m afraid I can’t really taste/smell right now, but it’s just what I wanted. It’s a complex floral tea. Tastes and feels like an oolong. I’m having fun watching it expand, too, which is honestly part of why I wanted to drink it.

Yum. Definitely something I’d try again if I came across it.

(Flash steeping at a high temp today.)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 g 5 OZ / 140 ML
__Morgana__

Feel better!

OMGsrsly

Tomorrow is a day off, and then Wednesday it’s nose to the grindstone again to find more work. :D

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This is a really dark tea. Not bad today, but then, my taste buds have gone haywire. I can still taste the wood, though. Like that one hallway at work when it rains and the heaters are on.

It feels thick and a little slippery in my mouth.

Slowly increasing steep times. So far, 5s, 7s, 10s.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 g 5 OZ / 145 ML

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Thank you for sharing, Sil!

The spices are perfect with the booze and honey I added. :D

All I can really smell/taste is cloves and a bit of cinnamon, though. Possibly due to the sick, but it’s hard to say. I think I prefer Esprit de Noel (black) from Mariage Freres.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
VariaTEA

Hope you feel better soon!

OMGsrsly

Thanks. :) Definitely starting to feel better.

boychik

Feel better

mrmopar

With that 80 proof or so a lot of symptoms go away.

Evol Ving Ness

Hope the sickness is well past now.

OMGsrsly

Lol. It sure works well, mrmopar. :) Sadly I’m still sick.

mrmopar

Hope you get well soon. It is terrible to be sick.

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With honey. And booze.

So good. (Yes, at 9:30am. I am ridiculously sick. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Maddy Barone

So sorry you’re sick. The tea sounds good though.

OMGsrsly

It was good, until the booze got to be too much. :D I’m back to hot honey and lemon now, with no booze. And I’m cooking food, which should help.

Plunkybug

Feel better!

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Unknown Chinese green jasmine from Bear with Me.

It’s actually really really good. I’m having it with honey, because, well, I’m sick. The leaves are really lovely, but I totally neglected to take a picture.

Anyways, thanks so much! I don’t have much jasmine in my cupboard, so that was fun to drink today. :)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 5 g 14 OZ / 425 ML
nycoma

a flu has been going around. get well.

OMGsrsly

Thanks! Thankfully I have a friend who went grocery shopping for me. :)

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drank Lapsang Souchong by Tippy's Tea
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I have this mixed with North Pole today.

So freaking sick IDEK.

So. Tea with some maple syrup. And soon a nap. I’ll need to go pick some things up later (meds, milk, easy food) so I need to rest up.

Is it still a disco nap if I have it at 10:30 am?

(Tea is not bad, but I can’t trust my taste buds.)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Thank you Dexter for the sample.

It’s thick, and almost salty. Smoky depths, although I wouldn’t say there’s smoke.

Not sure that this is a favourite, but it’s very smooth and I’m enjoying it so far.

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I… think this is what I’m drinking right now. The wrapper looks right, but Oolong Owl has it and I’m pretty sure it said “2003”.

It’s pretty nice, actually. I’m steeping 6g in 120ml or so. The bitterness is present, but not strong. There is a certain sweetness to it. A little grassy floral taste.

4s/4s/10s, and I’m distracted making a coconut curry chicken thing. But I’m liking the tea! There’s a mild mineral aspect that makes me think this would be wonderful in a yixing, but I only have one and it’s seasoned for shou.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec
shezza

coconut curry chicken!!!!! I’m jealous

OMGsrsly

Yeah, chicken thighs were a decent price at the grocery store. :D Never fear, I also totally bought dill pickle chips and some ice cream. Oh, and donuts. :D :D

Fjellrev

You’re killing me with your food options. Coconut curry chicken, dill pickle chips? And ice cream? I could eat the shit out of all of that haha.

OMGsrsly

I ate ALL THE THINGS. :D I really need to make better choices at the grocery store so it’s easier to hit my protein goal. I am a serious carb lover…

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As my mouth is still full of peanut butter (I have a problem, k?) the nut flavour of this is kind of lost on me… but the banana is spot on.

Yum.

Thanks so much for sharing, Dexter! I’ll do another steep later and see how it is. But this tea + peanut butter = delicious.

Edit: Steep 2 is good as well. 6 minutes. Banana-y, although not super banana-y. Walnut skin nutty flavour. I think I preferred the Cherry Latte Oolong (??) but this is also tasty.

2.5 tsp in 16 oz for 4 min plus some milk.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

I totally should have had peanut butter with this tea haha. Sounds like a delicious pair.

OMGsrsly

Mmm, peanut butter and banana! :)

The 13th Doctor

AAAAh I’m getting a banana tea soon and this is making me hungry. ___

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drank Berry Poppins by DAVIDsTEA
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Cold brewed this last night and brought it to work today. It’s… meh. I mean, it’s OK, but it’s not the nicest berry tea I’ve had. It’s a little flat. Lacking in something.

Oh well, I did still enjoy having something to sip on. :)

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

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