5074 Tasting Notes
sipdown #4 boooo…i didn’t get to 5 today so that makes me a sad panda….not as sad as hearing about the LB that is unloved and undrinked (that’s a word) and cavocorax’s house!
This will be a restock as i am a huge fan, though maybe not until July. I want to try and get a bit more time with some of my other teas. I do love that this is a great herbal option!
Final Count: 116
sipdown#3 for me today. I took this one out with me while we went to the hardware store for ideas on the new place and to finalise paint colours together. My other half will likely end up doing most of the heavy lifting with this move but i’m trying to help as much as i can when i have a few spare moments. I’ll likely wait a bit before i restock this one and see if it reverts back to it’s spicy glory that it was. not that this version was bad..just not as good :)
backlog from yesterday
this one one of the teas i took with me out to do more wedding dress shopping. We went to the worlds tiniest place that had the worlds biggest selection and seemingly the best prices for a brick and mortar store. Their most expensive dress was 2k, which is still more than i ever want to pay, but at least it gave me reassurance i wouldn’t fall in love with something ridiculous like 10k.
This tea was wonderfully calming – i needed it after dress #15…..and more. lol Glad that LB is almost back…
admittedly i probably should have brewed this gong fu style but i just don’t have the patience today to do so. So i opted for stacy’s other recommendation for a longer steep.
Let me tell you, courtney should stay away from this one. lol while the other stacy tea i had was fruity, this came out of the bag and i was like WOOD! SMOKE! WOOD! forest? lol It has a VERY strong smell but to me, it’s the sort of smell that evokes memories of being up in the mountains, cross country skiing and coming back to the lodge….or camping in the fall. i love it! I also want more. I prefer this one to stacy’s 2009 Banchang that i also tried, though i did enjoy that one. This just screams winter, maple, relaxing in the sun as the day grows longer to me.
This is not an overly in your face tea though. It’s very smooth and mild in it’s deliciousness. I’m not sure i’d call the after taste sweet, but there is no bitterness here or jarring notes to interrupt the flow of this one. i think stephanie’s tastnig note really captures the essence of this tea and i’m looking forward to buying more and having a few gong fu sessions with it…but western brewed? so doable and really a great start to my day. thank you for finding this one Stacy!