5769 Tasting Notes
I’m so glad i bought an ounce of this before my sample arrived and i’d even tried it. This is the perfect fall/winter tea for me. It’s like a chai but then it softens as the vanilla comes to the forefront. Later, as it starts to cool, i can taste the base coming through more strongly. Lending an almost chocolatey sort of vanilla blend.
I bought this when i was in victoria this summer, hoping that it would be more like the other orange puerh that i tried from…shmiracles i think it was? In any case, i was really looking forward to that puerh with the subtle orange flavouring from the mandarin that it was packaged in. The dry leaf certainly smelled that way, but once brewed this tastes mostly like a woodsy bold puerh. Not a bad cup, but not what i was hoping for.
mmm a sample from dexter, which i have apparently already tried once, but it’s good to revist teas. I can totally understand why she gets “cantaloupe” from this one, as do others. For me, it’s more of a squashy spicey cantaloupe pumpkin tea. it’s weird, but pretty darn tasty! I am enjoying this a bunch tonight as i organise my tea cupboard. It looks like i’m ending the evening at 206, but that’s after adding in the teas from taiwan tea crafts that i picked up from the post office today. I also have a plan for tomorrow…i WILL get to 200 by the end of sunday…oh yes i will. Even if Kittenna drops off teas for me, i WILL manage it!