5941 Tasting Notes
apparently this has been one of the teas i keep going back to in this cold. I would have expected to be reaching for the Laoshan village chai, but maybe because i haven’t brought myself to cut the bag open, i’m going for other things. LB is back in stock at verdant and even though i have LOTS OF TEA, there’s a part of me that wants more. eep! Now to try and find a way to resist since i actually gave myself a monthly tea budget this year and i’ve already used that (like 2 days in to January) lol
I don’t really love oolongs, but it works in this blend, so that makes me happy. Maybe i can make my own version someday with just LB and uh…zhu rong!:)
Sipdown (187) and a sad, sad sipdown it is. We watched fringe tonight so i pulled this one out and it was the last cup to be had. I’m sorry to see this one go since it’s one of the tastier strawberry rooibos blends that i’ve had. What’s nice is that I’m officially sitting with a cupboard whose oldest tea is from march of 2013! woot woot! go me!Add to that that i only have 3 march teas to get through and 1 april, i’ll be into May before you know it. I’m thinking of making that my secondary goal for January. 150 teas and into May teas! (not including puerhs of course).
part of the reason i love this one so much more than frank’s strawberry pie, is the lack of cinnamon. While i don’t have a problem with cinnamon, i like that this is just creamy milkshakey-strawberry. So good…just like walter.
sipdown! (188) yeah that’s right.. i’m a sipdown crazy person today, though i’ve nearly reached my limit lol This one still tastes like melon, though i could explain what about it makes me taste melons. It seems to be a theme with me and certain pumpkin teas. heh. Still though, a delicious cup to have along side the chili we made…because it’s COLD! BOOOOOOOOOOOO!
sipdown (189) time to switch to the lesser caffeine options i think. I’ve kinda been drinking a lot today in an effort to stay warm in our house. Our balcony door’s weather stripping is nearly non existent so the wind has been pushing through all day, making the house colder than normal. I had tow ear socks today. blech. 188 up to 193 and back down to 189 lol good times were had by all!
this one’s not too bad but it’s a little picky for my tastes. it’s easy to brew this up and get a bit of bitterness that i don’t like. Still though, an enjoyable cup!
lol just when i start making progress, more tea arrives hahaha Got my awesome christmas card swap from kallieboo today with a number of teas in it. Steepster really is a great place! Of course i’m back up to 193 teas LOL oh well, there’s always another day just around the corner for drinking tea :)
This sichuan caravan isn’t as spicy as the last incarnation but it’s still damn delicious. I’ve had a couple steeps now and it’s the one tea that’s helped make me a little warmer this afternoon :)
decupboarding this (182) because even though i like it a bunch, i find myself never wanting to drink it. ie. there is always something else i reach for first. I guess that means i should get around to posting in the swap thread since i have quite a number of teas that need good homes heh
What i like about this one is how the vanilla softens the mint so it’s not like ZOMG MINT IN YOUR FACE MWAHAHAHAHAHA! :)