5777 Tasting Notes
Another tea from Terri – so many teas to try and so little time! I had this one earlier today and it was delicious! I have a sneaking suspicion that i’m going to be struggling with keeping my first order with mandala to a smaller size. I suspect that even though I’m enjoying these black teas – i may just force myself to focus on the puerhs from Garret as I already want 2-3 cakes… lesigh
This is a bolder tea that is also sweet and reminds me of some of the keemuns i’ve had but not overly so. There’s very little astringency and mostly it’s just a yummy morning cup for me. I’m glad i have a bit left – even if a sipdown would be great too lol
SIPDOWN! (229) last of this tonight since i want to limit my caffeine intake. It hasn’t been affecting me, but with the weather being as hot as it is, sometimes by body just gets weird on me lol soooo just trying to make sure i sleep tonight. i’ve been remiss with my 52 teas this weekend as well, so maybe a cup or two of those tonight to catch myself back up :)
This will be a reorder for sure. It’s a great peppermint chocolate tea and i love that it’s not a black tea base!
SIPDOWN! (231) After adding in all my verdant teas and the teas from terri i’m back up to 231 after this sipdown, which is much better than i expected – i thought i’d be closer to 250 or worse.
It was my birthday yesterday and I didn’t get much tea drinking done since we pretty much got up, had a bite to eat and hopped on the bikes for the rest of the day. We did some trail riding, hit the farmers market, and then biked some more with a stop for picnic lunch before finally heading home. We made one of my favourite things for laaaaaate second lunch (BLT on flat bread with homemade guacamole, turkey, cheese). We then pretty much headed out for dinner and a movie. By the time we got home i was not only totally ready for bed but was also super happy. Probably one of my best birthdays in a while – just getting to be outside and with my other half. Plus we totally didn’t spend a lot of money since we had movie tickets we’d bought previously.
Today though, i have to spend some time working, so to make that more enjoyable i picked one of the puerh i’ve been really looking forward to from terri and i’ve been drinking that all morning..that meaning THIS TEA!
Special Dark! yay!
First Steeping was light and i didn’t get the cocoa taste until the last few sips in the cup – smooth though
second steeping – much more chocolatey, still smooth and delicious
third steeping – still really enjoying this. will have to keep steeping this for a few more to see how it goes..
so far…i’m glad that gracebtlb and terri introduced me to this one. grace through her excitement and love of mandala teas and puerh and terri for sending a sample my way for me to try. Going to be adding this to my must have list :)
more backlogging and a sipdown!
Thanks again to nxtdoor for sending this my way. I am not a fan of green oolongs but this tea not only smells delicious but tastes wonderfully fruity and pretty good. I drank this yesterday both cold and hot and it’s got a nice smooth green oolong taste that blends nicely with the fruity acai/berry taste. it’s also not overly floral which is a plus for me. Over all not a bad little tea, though nothing i need to keep in my cupboard always. It was nice getting to try it though, and i did enjoy drinking it :)