8072 Tasting Notes
I think i’m almost to the point where i need to pull a few more bellocq straight teas out of my shopping box lol I’m getting down to the end of a lot of my straight teas so i can start working on some of those ones without feeling guilty. Of course i’ve been neglecting my puerh and need to drink a lot of flavoured teas, but we’ll get there.
i don’t see this tea as being as strong as the description calls, even with a longer steep – but it is delicious to me. Still need to drink up a bunch more before i decide if it’s worth the price given the exchange and all that but I will fully enjoy this entire bag that i picked up.
Started the morning out with this one. Having a bit of a rough day and wanted some delicious cups of tea today. I still need a couple sipdowns before the end of the weekend, but for the next couple of days i may just focus on drinking up teas with larger quantities and see if i can get the weight down :)
Another one from this morning. Always need a straight tea to get me going in the morning. One more week to reach my sipdown goal for february so i need to pay attention to my smaller quantities of teas as well. It’s looking good though since i’ve been good at not really ordering any teas or just picking up enough for a cup or two.
i had this one ages ago – it’s been a busy day getting ready for the week – spent the day making soup (spicy tomato lentil) and then mock lasagne casserole. More south beath friendly recipes that are stupidly good tasting. Pulled this one out for a bit of a break from newer teas. need to get around to drinking up my old ones since there are a few of them, but in large quantities. Silly frenchies need to consider 50g as a standard heh.
i don’t love davids tea…but i’m always willing to try new things. verdict is, that i prefer other puerhs. This one is sweet…not super sweet but enough that the puerh takes a back seat to everything. I prefer it when the puerh is more to the forefront, with the flavour accompanying the tea instead of supplanting it. over all, not a terrible tea but i’d pick up other versions of this tea first.
oh man…if this wasn’t so sweet, it’d be pretty good. I love the pistachio flavour, but then you’re hit with a whole wackload of sweetness, that i suppose it meant to emulate ice cream but just makes this too sweet. It’s also hard to believe that this is a black tea because i don’t really taste the base at all. it’s not as over the top in the sweetness department as the raspberry cream pie thank god, but i would ADORE this if it were less sweet.
I went shopping in my cupboard this morning. I wanted a new black to try and this one ended up getting pulled out. So glad. I need to have this one again tomorrow to really form an opinion but after a couple steeps this morning i am a fan. It’s not a super intense strong black, but it’s got great body to it and has that whole malty, chocolate, fruit thing going on that i love. thank goodness it’s a win, since it’s one of many teas i picked up from bellocq without having ever tried them. yay for wedding presents from tea friends heh