7848 Tasting Notes
100 baby! woot! lol Not that it means much since i have my order from butiki on it’s way, but i’m feeling better about missing an entire month of drinking tea. Better still, i only have ONE tea that is now older than 6 months (it’s at 7) and only 7 teas to get through this month to keep on track with that…it won’t happen but it’s nice to keep that in the back of my head when i’m drinking tea.
I really enjoy this one, but generally more as a latte than steeped in water. There’s something to be said about the extra creaminess from the milk versus the water. I’m finally done for the day, but i’m trying not to actually go to sleep until “bedtime” so that i don’t throw my sleeping out of wack. However, this tea as a latte….making me sleeeping and relaxed lol
This is my other puerh that i’ve been drinking for the other half of today. I’m not sure if i’ll have time for a third one tomorrow but we’ll see :) I’m still working my way through this one, hoping that i don’t crash heh. This was one i picked up the other day when misty pines was offering 2 for the price of one..so i nabbed it, so that i could have an extra for my tea sister terri!
Initial impressions are that this is similar to my favourite puerh from mandala but without the smoke. instead this is on the sweeter side of things. More to come later as i have more of this over the course of the afternoon.
I’ve been sipping on this puerh for a while today – figured it would help me stay awake and give me a chance to drink through a number of steepings. This was sent to me by Boychik a long while ago, but i haven’t had a chance to get to it yet. That’s the other reason i figured i should spend some time with puerh for this month’s overnight.
I generally did about 30 second steeps with this one and with the occasional longer steep. I don’t recall much beyond my initial surprise at the first steep of this. It was incredibly smooth and sweet…i couldn’t place the sweetness but it reminded me of some sort of fruit. On the whole, it was a really enjoyable experience.
Another tea from Nicole and man.. this IS delicious! on to my wishlist goes this one because it’s a great tea. this is just a deliciously sweet, smooth ceylon. I don’t know what else to say…this was just a great cup of to this early morning (or is that laaaaaate night for me) haha. Thanks for this Nicole! love it :)
I’m not a fan of oolongs as a general rule, but i do love pear. Nicole sent this one my way to try as such. Dry, this smells amazing..love it. Brewed up however is a different story. This is too floral for me, but when i DO get the pear flavour for that split second, it’s amazing. I just wish that this was on a green tea base or a black base lol thanks for the share nicole! :)
this is my poor black tea base substitute for after dark. sigh while i DO enjoy this one, i always wish it was after dark when i have it lol It’s got a good thing going with it’s vanilla and ginger and cocoa…cardamom. I need to try this as a latte because i think that would really make the flavours even more awesome. :)
what i have successfully concluded after a few cups of this tea is that i don’t like it in a travel mug. There’s something about this tea that begs for a giant ceramic mug….something to wrap my hands around and feel the warmth while i savour this one. Because i DO like it..but it’s not a brew for anyone who likes meek teas. This one says HAAALLOOOOOO in a deep booming voice. it’s great. :)