3701 Tasting Notes
Thanks again for this one cavocorax! Sipdown (162)! While i’m not focusing on sipdowns today – just enjoying drinking what i want, i have managed tod ecupboard a few things today and most importantly, my oldest teas (ignoring puerh) is from March of last year! And there are only 5 in my cupboard from March – 1 from april so i might even be able to start January with my oldest teas being from may! maybe hehe…
i an enjoying this one today.
third black pearl for the day and it falls somewhere in between the two. Given that Mandala’s may not be back…ever? I’ll have to be content with these ones, not that they are bad by any stretch of the imagination. I just love the flavours that weave through mandala’s black pearls.
These on the other hand are sweet, chocolately with a touch of malt, though not overly so. There’s another note to this that i can’t quite place as well, but i’m sure it will come to me. I could probably steep these a litter longer as well to enhance the flavour a bit. I was just trying to see where things landed when i kept everything the same for all 3 versions i was trying. good times! Not to decide what to buy if anything today haha
haha i really should remember to look at my notes before brewing things. 7 pearls for 16oz mug = a few too many pearls. 5 would probably do it, but i’m trying to compare a couple so i’m going to be consistent.
I know garett is working on getting these back. I certainly hope he succeeds since these are DELICIOUS. They’re slightly smokey, chocolately, grainy, malty delicious bundles of joy!
Edit: Loving the resteeps on these as well!
Terri sent me a few more of these so that i could see which i prefer of the dragon pearls currently in my cupboard. Since i’m currently having a bit of a blah day – no real desire to work on sipdowns or do much of anything in particular heh.
These are tasty – nothing knock your socks off but not to be entirely discounted either. If i was in need of golden pearls and my other sources were out, i could pick these up and be satisfied. they have a background taste that you could call chocolatey but not overly so. the brew is smooth and almost malty, but not quite. still a good cup for the morning.
Edit: 7 pearls for 16oz