6155 Tasting Notes
noms. I am lazy these days. Maybe it’s not lazy so much as…. drained. I keep falling behind with things – tea related and otherwise. I had this one a couple days ago – feeling like very little progress is happening with my tea cupboard this year. lol it’s almost april and i’m still well over what i ended last year with. Still enjoying the teas though, so that’s all that really matters. :)
Another from Anlina and one from my wishlist. While dexter and I are experimenting with blending vanilla teas, it’s nice to continue looking for that perfect vanilla tea. This one is pretty darn tasty. I like the base tea here and the vanilla comes across very clearly. Even cooled it was still a really pleasant vanilla cup of tea. Thanks Anlina!
Final Count: 116
Anlina was awesome enough to let me try this one from secret garden. I was intrigued by this one as i always seem to gravitate towards pear teas…sadly this one was a miss for me as i didn’t get much pear out of it and it seemed a little bitter. I was trying to be careful about steeping it, as anlina suggested that they are a bit finicky but maybe i mistimed this one. It was just sort of bitter and neither plumlike nor pear like for me. I may try this one again in future though as it seems like the potential is there so i may just have messed it up.
I had this in usual latte style after our very short bike ride this afternoon. It’s still a little cold, and i’m seriously tired this weekend but we need to start getting out even for short ride so that we get back into the swing of things for the summer. I love this tea in latte form. I’ll be sad when it’s gone but suspect it’ll take me a while longer yet to get through the 100g or so i have left!
Another from anlina and one that i’ve had before but it hasn’t been in my cupboard for a while now, as verdant hasn’t restocked it in a bit or i totally missed it. I still love this one, though it’s evolved over the years and nothing can compare to that first time i had it from Terri. The puerh has changed and i think the balance is a little off. All that being said, it’s still one of my favs from verdant and i love revisiting it any chance i get! thanks anlina! I’ll be resteeping this one a bit this afternoon!
Another from *Anlina that i tried yesterday and will likely pick up again today just to finish it off. This was an interesting one – different than a lot of the puerhs i’ve had from verdant and interesting in it’s tastes. woody a little..with a taste that is almost spice like… I’ll see how other steeps go today.
Final Count: 121