260 Tasting Notes
Yum. I haven’t been drinking lots of young sheng lately, but I did enjoy this one.
On a side note, how are y’all? I’ve been busy with work, so I haven’t been lurking as much, but I am subscribed to several discussion notifications, so I feel like I am still in the loop, kinda. I at least see what my tea friends are up to. <3
Blou (black/shou) combos of the day:
- 2014 Verdant Zhu Rong and Tangerine Shou (shou aged in a little tangerine): Super good. This had a refreshing, cooling, citrusy feel. It would actually be a nice springy tea. Perfect for when everything around is waking up!
- 2013 Mandala Temple Stairs and WP Ailaoshan Black: Deeeelish! Another good combo. :)
MzPriss is a genius. My tea habits have shifted and I drink this (or a variation) nearly every day.
Special Dark combines well with quite a few black teas. So I have started trying different combos. I’m also going to try the Black Beauty with another loose shou… maybe the lincang or temple stairs.
The point is that combining black tea with a shou can result in some wonderful flavors. Thanks, Missy! You are so super!
When Brenden asked me if I wanted to try this tea, I was so excited because MUSHROOMS! I love mushrooms. Raw, cooked, in pasta, on pizza, in salad, on anything!!!!
This tea is really yummy. It tastes like a lovely soupy broth, and it’s absolutely perfect for cold winter evening. It’s very hearty and warming. Brew up a huge thermos and make a snowman! Or screw that (too cold)! Just make a giant mug and sit inside by your window watching the crazy peeps freezing their asses off out in the cold! Yeah. That’s the ticket.
I’m drinking this while knitting a blanket. If anyone has partial sock yarn skeins or scraps and wants to trade for tea, PLEASE let me know! I’ll take most colors. I think the pieces just have to be about 15 yards or more. Thanks to madametj for the idea!