5370 Tasting Notes
drinking tea with terri! woot woot!
um…distracted by tea snooping and such (and yes guys…terri’s cupboard IS really full) this is decent enough but it’s not really up my alley, which we know, which is also why we decided to share a cup rather than me taking some home! i hereby call this the terri grapefruit tea. there’s a story there…but for now.. OFF TO THE TEA SHOP!
Terri and I are drinking these two teas together to compare the difference between the same tea wet stored and dry stored.
this is so not going to be technical and all purty like because let’s be honest, we’re hanging out in terri’s office, drinking tea together and chatting. Who wants to waste time focusing on finding the right words to describe the tea..it’s about the TIME TOGETHER!!!!!!
Dry store – initial stuff, sort of a typical puerh…nothing exception here, but it’s not bad.
Wet Store – smells like….“old” it very much tastes the way that old castles smell like in europe when you go underground with that musty, earthy sort of smell. it tastes and smells like that.
round two (3/4)
edge has come off of the wet storage, but it’s still not what i want it to be. better though…better
Dry storage – seems a little smoother…the tea is a little less distinct? ie. it’s sort of easing back and the flavours are becoming a little more muted.
dry – there’ a sweetness developing here, though the tea is still mild for me…
wet storage – this is growing on me. I think i’d probably really like this at about the 8th steep, but im’ not sure i want to have it and get to that point lol
breakfast tea with the best tea sister evaaar! I got to try this one out, which is great since it’s on my list of things to order from Stacy, and this let me try it first. I sadly mostly just remember that this was smooth, and delicious. It was the right blend of ceylon and darjeeling for me – neither one overpowering the other. on the whole, a great accompaniment to delicious terri made breakfast!
what up steepster peeps!
Be jealous. that is all i have to say. :) Tea sisters, Terri and Sil are in “the house” together! in St louis! Best morning ever as terri picked me up from the hotel WITH A TRAVEL MUG OF THIS SUCKER FOR ME! yeah that’s right. first tea since i left on monday and it was super fantastische….mostly because i get to hang out with terri!
Also, i totally got breakfast from terri…. almond flour pancakes, potatoes, more tea!, bacon…soo good!
4 more days! including today…which is mostly travel. and then…..Terri and I will be chillin’ in St louis! The only thing that would have been more awesome was if Nicole could have joined us, but maybe next time! :) This was tea from yesterday while playing board games with friends…and now, the stress begins! work, get ready, airport, practice presentation…try to sleep. eep!