7171 Tasting Notes
Tea from omgsrsly this one smelled pretty strong when i opened the package but i gave it a whirls anyway. Brewed at 190 for 3 mins, this is a pretty decent cup. it reminds me a little bit of DF and Fauchon’s salted caramel oolongs BUT less buttery because of the roasty oolong it’s got going on. It’s a pretty good cup and if i was looking for an easier substitute or a NON green oolong, this one might do the trick for a caramel oolong in a pinch :)
Tea guy tea from dexter Jin Jun Mei.
this version of jin jun mei is….different than verdant’s by a lot. It’s smooth and tastes a little like sweet potato…there’s an almost peppery note here that disappears as it cools. I think i prefer the verdant version, but this is still really neat and enjoyable. Glad i have a little more to drink :)
noms. Figured i’d pull this one out of my cupboard since i have a jin jun mei from Dexter to try as well. I like comparing jin jun mei’s since i tend to have weird experiences with them lol. I am a fan of this particular one. It’s got that malty, cocoa, sweet potato taste. yep. I’m a fan of this year’s version of this tea.
Not sure why i don’t drink this one more often. I think it might be the smell, which is really strong, but when brewed doesn’t translate the same way. So when i brew it, i always rather enjoy it. lol. It hasn’t lost it’s flavouring yet so i should work on finishing this up in the near future. I’m nto sure that i’d call this irish cream, but it is a creamier sort of pumpkin…and with the puerh base, i’m a fan :)
Rental dog leaves tonight but i’m organising my cupboard and tea packages to go out anyway. ie. packing up all the tea that friends are getting and THEN i will re-weigh my cupboard to see where i’m starting 2016 at. I still love this one, and i’m ever so glad that NofarS shared it with terri who shared it with me so that i could buy some in Paris this year. While it’s been a while since i swapped with folks – i really do enjoy swapping. I’ll have to think about starting that again in 2016.
I neglected to do this Jan 1, so today its here while i drink an unlabelled sample from someone at work.
Final Count of 2015: 148 (goal was 50 hahaha)
2015 I tried 514 new teas, bringing my total up to 2730 teas tried (roughly) since i joined steepster. That’s less than previous years which i think leads me to believe that i might finally be figuring out what i like/want :)
dexter sent this one m way and sadly it falls flat. I followed suggested steeping times and all i’m getting is a sort of black blend. there’s no vanilla or cocoa…just black and oolong hanging out doing weird things together. Oh well, happy i got a chance to try this one a couple times – just couldn’t make it work. thanks for the share dexter! appreciate it!
Finished this one off this morning. Pretty much the only day off over the past 2 weeks that both me and the other half have been off together with no obligations (christmas was the other day but we had friends and gaming to get off to). So we had a lazy morning, made waffles and bacon, OJ and coffee/tea and just enjoyed the morning. Now it’s off to take rental dog for a very long hike to tire him out. He’s going home tomorrow night so we’re going to get him good and energised for his return home…which means kill him today, let him sleep more tomorrow and by nightfall he’ll be full of energy bwahahahahaha. yeah we’re mean :) Sorry to see this one go, may need to pick up more in uh 2017.