5241 Tasting Notes
thank you Angel for this sample. Sadly, i’ve had this a couple times now and it’s not the right puerh for me. There’s something about the taste that comes through on this one that just doesn’t work for me. Maybe it’s too green? not sure but i was still happy to try it. I know Angel has some fantastic puerhs that i do like, so i can handle not loving all of them :)
soooo what i have learned about this tea is that it needs to be had in a ceramic mug and NOT in a travel mug. In a mug, this is a delicious, cocoa-y tea that i adore. In a travel mug, i’m just not a fan of it. haha. There’s a sweetness to this one that i quite like especially when combined with the cocoa notes. I think i’d consider keeping this one around for special occasions to drink from time to time. mmm
sipdown! the last of this is off to my tea sister terri to try :) i’ve been drinking this all morning while i get the house a little more tidy for friends who are coming over tonight. I’m hoping that i’ll have time to finish tidying up AND maybe make some chocolate chip cookies…now that it’s fall i just want to bake! haha I love this tea. It might be one of the very few white teas that i keep around in my cupboard. It’s got the right balance of sweetness to it and actually HAS flavour – something i find most white teas to be lacking in. OFten it’s just warm water to me when i drink other whites :) I also really like that i can continue to resteep this one and it lasts for a number of steepings :)
sipdown! but it will be back…soon :) i had this in the morning as my wake up tea with my everything bagel with herb and garlic cream cheese. Perfect start to the morning! I love this tea. Today i drank one cup normally – this is smokey with a bit of brightness to it, some hints of cedar… soo good. Added a splash of maple syrup to a second cup and it was even more delicious. I do love my smokey teas with a splash of maple! thanks again for sharing this one lala! happy to return the favour anytime!
Final tea of the evening – while settling in to watch some walking dead in honour of Halloween. I’d forgotten how much I enjoy this tea so it was a nice tea to revisit. I like that it’s clearly a rooibos but super uber fruity and not that woodsy sort of rooibos. We’ve got friends coming over for games tomorrow night, so that should be a lot of fun.
Final count: 80…made my goal after all, even though I didn’t get to drink tea most of september! Woot woot! Though I still have a few teas from April, so I still haven’t made it to my “6 month goal”