7840 Tasting Notes
Starting the morning off with this baby, though to be honest, i should have just stayed up all night. I’ve mentioned it before, shengs are not always my favourite. Give me a fabulous shou most days. I followed the instructions for loosening up this beautiful ball of tea. Thankfully, i read a few notes before to figure out how to manage this one.
Initially this is vegetal with a little bitterness at the end of the sip – i get a sense of sweetness but it disappears. In some sips it’s almost like the memory of smoke, without being smokey. It’ll be interesting to keep on with this one for the next little while, as i test and see where it takes me. more to come, and thanks omgsrsly for sending this one along!
Wishlist tea from dexter holy we are being productive today. Tree down, house being dusted, vaccumed, floors washed etc while i work on release testing and copying all our CD’s over to digital. woot woot!
I’ve been sipping on this one for the better part of the afternoon – puerhs are great for busy house weekends i think because if you forget about what you’re drinking, just make another steep lol this is a really nice, smooth puerh. more to the woody side of things than earthy, sort of like hiking in the woods in vancouver ;) really enjoyed my time with this, and may have to put it on my wishlist, though i suppose it’ll likely sell out before i can get to it.
note: was able to do a significant number of steepings with my little sample from dexter – 10+ before it ran out of steam
puerh from this morning, courtesy of the lovely dexter Now, i’m not a huge fan of sheng. They’re more hit or miss for me than shou, though i have found a couple i really love (wild monk, i’m looking at you!). This one is sort of middle of the road for me. it’s too shengy for me, without that sort of sweetness that i do enjoy from sheng’s. Happy i got the chance to go at it this morning, but i’ll likely swith to a shou this afternoon before going back to another sheng :)