1859 Tasting Notes
A sample from Dustin! Thank you. :)
This smells like sweet banana candy. There’s weirdly not much chocolate in there as well. I steeped a bit short and cool, because I was making an oolong at the same time. Unfortunately, the tea is really thin. I like the flavour, it’s nice that the banana is stronger than the chocolate. But the texture just isn’t doing it for me.
Are all these puerhs and oolongs ruining me for regular black tea? GASP. I hope not.
I do like this, but it’s better way overleafed with a little honey added. I’m having this after I realized I forgot dinner, and made bacon and eggs. :D
It’s a good combo, actually.
And this tea is a perfect before bed tea because of the chamomile.
Grandpa style, only I haven’t refilled my thermos at all.
I put 4 tiny nuggets in the bottom of my not-a-timolino this morning, and added boiling water. I’ve been sipping randomly all day, and it’s been SO good! Really mild and soothing. A little foresty but not much. IDK, I just really like this tea this way.
I cleaned my skinny mesh tea strainer (the one that fits into the top of my Contigo mugs) and made a mug of this for work today!
OMG, I forgot how good this is. SO GOOD. Seriously. I’m so glad I have another 50g bag in the cupboard, because delicious tea is delicious.
Flavors: Green Melons, Melon
I succumbed and bought regular cream today.
And now I’m drinking this tea with a dollop of cream. So good. Like plum pastries.
Om nom nom.
(I have 2 kilos of pork roast in the fridge and no idea what to do with it, because somehow through my horrible file messes and breaking computers, I’ve lost some of my favourite recipes! (They might be on my computer at work…) Any crockpot style suggestions? :) )
Had earlier (much earlier) this morning, with some sugar. I prefer it with milky stuff, but couldn’t be bothered to open another packet of coconut milk.
I had to get up suuuuper early (for me!) because the water was being shut off and I really wanted to shower at home instead of at work. Haha. Amazingly, I was successful, but it’s time for a coffee break. Tea just isn’t doing it for me right now!
I’m working on cleaning and reorganizing everything in my tiny apartment, I started about a week ago and am tackling tiny projects each day.
Last night I found a bag of what I thought was palm sugar (at like 1:30 am) and put it in the kitchen to have with my tea today. Except. It wasn’t palm sugar. It felt weird as I put a couple pinches into my tea, and I realized it was bamboo flavoured salt.
That was a no. That was a BIG no.
So I made another cup, and added some real, regular sugar to it. And some coconut milk. And I’m still drinking it.
Tea good. Tea with a lot of salt, though? That’s bad.
My first jinjunmei! Thank you, Dexter! :D
I’ve had three steeps so far, and I think I’m going to have to stop because my tummy is super upset with me. I may have had mac and cheese at lunch, and I maybe shouldn’t be eating dairy…
Dry leaf smells delicious and malty and grainy, almost like toasted grains.
Steeped, it smells almost fruity with the toasted grains. Maybe a little sour? Not sure, something might be off with me today because the other tea struck me as sour as well.
30s: Very strong, malty, grainy, a bit toasted. Fruits in the background. I’m not sure if I like this, it’s so in-your-face, and not in a delightful wake-me-up way, either.
1min: Still quite strong, malty, grainy. This is better for sure, as it’s mellowed out. Still not my favourite.
1min 30s: Ahh, this is more like it. Grainy toasty tea with some stone fruits peeking through. Still not my favourite, but totally drinkable. It feels almost creamy as well, but that doesn’t bring the other flavours together – the creaminess is distinct from the grains and fruits. It’s not what I was expecting.
Thanks for sharing, Dex, but I don’t think this particular one is for me! (At least it’s not dirt tea… :D )