2196 Tasting Notes
Pulled this one out last night to give a sample to Shezza, but then didn’t put it away again. :) So I’m enjoying it today, in my travel mug.
I find that with the spices and the lapsang souchong, it travels quite well for me.
I did add a touch of maple syrup and some milk, though. So YMMV.
Random oolong from someone. :D It’s actually really nice! Smells a little toasty and like steamed veggie water, but tastes sweet and thick and floral with a bit of spice notes like pepper.
It’s some sort of TGY.
Just going to drink a couple 50ml steeps and then brew up an herbal for sleepy times.
This one is already better. I think it’s because I had the bag open, so it could air out some.
Ugh. I need a better way to keep my samples then, so I can keep them upright with the zip tops open… I wonder if I have enough tins to do that.
This is super yummy. Spicy. Dried stone fruits.
Yum yum yum.
Also, I’m still using my $$$ yixing. I don’t know how it’s changing the tea, or if it is even changing the tea… but it’s cute and little and I should have fun playing with it more often.
Edit: Quite a few steeps in now, and I’m getting some camphor/very mild menthol. But of course this tea isn’t available any more. Of course.
Ok! This is it! I have new teaware out. I have my little goat/sheep thing chilling in its hat cup. I have my YIXING POT OUT and rinsed and ready to go.
I haven’t used my yixing in MONTHS. It was so dusty.
My new cup dwarfs it. Teensy tea pot.
I think I don’t like the yixing mostly because it leaks like a fucking sieve. The lid doesn’t sit tight, but I swear when I used it in-store, it was fine.
And I can’t drink this tea. Smells like dried squid. Yep.
Ok, moving on.
(I’ve had it before and I don’t remember it being this bad. IDK.)
I decided to copy Sil today and try this tea, since she sent it to me recently. :)
It’s interesting. This is the second tea of theirs I’ve tried, and I’d call this one boozy as well. Not AS boozy as the other one, thankfully.
The vanilla is loud and clear. The green base isn’t too vegetal or marine, although it’s definitely more vegetal than marine. It’s definitely cakey. Ohh, I want to bake a cake. But I’m doing a “healthy food” challenge. So maybe no cake for me.
Anyways, this is interesting and I’m mostly enjoying this cup. I’d like it better without the flavours that are making me think it’s full of booze.
Thanks so much for sharing it with me, Sil!