5775 Tasting Notes
So first off, this is one of the most unique teas that i’ve had the pleasure of opening up. FuzzyPeachkin sent some of this my way and i’m glad she did. First and foremost there are berries in here and ceder needles, which makes for an aroma reminiscent of hiking through the rockies as a kid.
Brewed as a black, this tea is very smooth and mellow with a slightly sweet taste hidden in among the cedar. I don’t get any smokiness from this like FuzzyP does – this is just a mellow brew that is much like drinking something that tastes the way cedar smells…but in a delicious way. I’m looking forward to drinking more of this.
Thank you FuzzyP for this unique tea :)
this may be headed for my swap list in short order. I had a cup of this to since i hadn’t had any in a really long time and couldn’t actually manage to finish the cup. I’m not sure if it’s the result of being slightly sick or because i’ve just grown out of it but i’ll give it one more shot before it goes on the chopping block. I know there are tons of others out there who would love it way more than i do today heh
well i’m sure you’ll get sick of seeing this in my tasting notes but i’ve got another few mornings of starting out with this one to finish off the tin. It’s from feb of last year and makes up a couple of my oldest teas so i’m trying to knock those down AND get to 150 before the year is out. so drink it in the mornings, i will! :) glad it’s at least a decent cup of tea :)
…this is becoming a habit. Had a cup of this tonight while playing “All things big and small” the favoured game of my other half. He’s indulged me in playing pandemic a few times in the recent future so we try to change things up a bit here and there :)
I’m stupidly tired from my long day today and i am dying to sleep. No rest for the wicked though as i still have another hour or so with testing before i can sleep. I just hope we wrap things up sooner rather than later. Glad i have my tea if nothing else. :)
another tea to say goodbye too. Tea cupboard is organised and i’ve been working for the last little bit while sipping on multiple steeps of this. On the plus side, my cupboard again feels like it’s organised…though that being said, i have another 27 or so teas on the way and no room for them haha
While i’ve enjoyed this a bunch, i think this won’t be a restock for while, or until i’m craving a delicious cinnamon bun type tea in the future!
I’ve been drinking this over the course of the morning while i putter with my cupboard, sorting teas and packaging up stuff for cavocorax. Inpart because i need to finish up with more of my February teas but also because i was crazing a bit of smoke this morning. Well smoke and maple syrup heh I sort of alternated this one, western brewing and gongfu just to play with is and get the most possible out of the leaves given that this is gone now, with this cup. Bumping the rating up a little because the smoothness in this cup is so delicious.
soooo omgsrsly sent me a bunch of teas. And knowing that i need to try all the tea, she included this one, even though she knows i am NOT a fan of earl grey. Bergamot is awful.ick.gross. BUT i do like puerh. sooo i figured i should try this today and just be done with it haha. Turns out? this isn’t that bad. I really like the strength that the puerh gives to the brew and the bergamot isn’t terribly intense. That is, unless the cup cools too much…then it’s game over for me. For those who like EG, this is certainly a bit of a different twist on things.
Thanks omgsrsly! :)
sample sipdown because i’m going to send the last little bit of this to terri since i think she might enjoy this one. FuzzyPeachkin sent this my way and i am. a. fan! This is bold enough for me while being one of the smoothest cups ever. I didn’t brew this according to the instructions – instead treated it as i usually do most black teas. I can see how adding just a touch of honey/maple syrup to this would make it awesome! This is for sure going on my shopping list as it’s really yummy!