5793 Tasting Notes
Stupid sprinkles. Altogether one I’m sneaking from Kittenna…this one smells like a giant bag of melted sprinkles and not like cotton candy at all. Tis is one that needs to steep for a bit longer since at a shorter steep I could taste that familiar rooibos taste. After steeping it for a little longer this became a better cup, but still doesn’t quite remind me of cotton candy. I think frank did a better job of it with his black tea base. Skill though, a pleasant cup AND is my 995th tea tasted lol
Snuck a small cup of this one from kitenna’s tea. The label says creamy blueberry, but I’m going to assume this is just a name changed tea since its looks the same. This one smells amazing…and man is it a creamy blueberry tea. This one makes me wish it was ice cream I was eating. Pretty darn good, though it won’t replace orange cream for me heh
SIPDOWN! (206) Nothing much more to say about this one, besides it was a good run. If i can get through one more tea tonight, i’ve promised myself that i can go snooping through kittenna’s della terra order that is at my house currently and try some of those…yes she’s aware i’m planning on doing this lol
inspired by keychanges review i opted to pull this one out to take with me over to the mall. I have some errands to run, so i need a good tea to get me through it. I despise going to the mall. I also placed a tiny order with Stacy this morning to add to the cup she is sending me from the garage sale. If i’m shopping i figure i might as well grab 2 teas that i haven’t officially tried yet heh.
I am sill loving this tea. While it IS different from last year’s harvest, it’s still as delicious and wonderful. It’s sweetness in a cup. Love it!
Edit: i love the re-steeping of this one..had another 3-4 cups of it once i got home..AND even my other half declared this one “pretty tasty” (high praise indeed)
I. Figured since yesterday was Darjeeling heavy, today could be puerh heavy to try and start working through all of the puerh samples that I’ve accumulated from various people and companies. I’ve got a few set aside to try and drink over the week as well.
This is a sip down because I’m sending the rest either to Terri or through the BBB box for for them to try. I brewed this as a 2 min steeps flat out since the package instructions don’t mention gongfu style. I’ve been sipping on multiple steeps of this over the morning and its a pretty good average puerh to drink. It doesn’t have the nuances that some of the mandala puerhs I’ve tried has, but as a result this is a pretty good puerh to treat like a bold black for first thing in the morning. There is a sense of hay from this one but mostly it’s just a bold and relaxing cup for this cooler almost fall morning. Another solid offering from pure aroma – I haven’t been disappointed with any of their teas really.
Oh man. Thank you shmiracles for sending this one along. This is a fantastic little puerh. Another tea that i’ve been siping on this morning as a contrast to the other two darker puerhs i’ve had. The aroma of this one is light and refreshing and totally mandarin. This one tastes like the essences of mandarin – it’s not artificial (which it shouldn’t given it’s just absorbed the oils from the rind) and it’s subtle. I will for sure be exploring more of this type of puerh for when i need something that’s less strong and dark. thank you shmiracles!
Edit: this resteeps quite nicely and even after the 4th or so steep the manadarin was still coming through, though it was becoming a heavier cup of tea
Sipdown! Finally finishing off the last of this one from Gracebtlb I am loving this! It’s not as dark as the yunnan puerh i had this morning and it certainly smells like roasty chocolate. It doesn’t have the weight that the other one has, but it’s still a dark puerh. It’s got chocolate notes running through the steepings that, as i move through the steepings, give way to a sweeter caramel like taste. I’m not sure if this is one garrett still has for order, but i would pick this one up for sure! bumping the rating a bit :)