2347 Tasting Notes
I drank a couple of steeps of this one this morning, while I was milling about getting ready to go play a Bridal Fair. I tried to post about it this morning from the Ritz Carlton, where the event was held, but their internet sucks, basically, & I kept getting cut off in the middle of the post. As always, I love this tea, & on a busy day like today, it’s nice to start with something that I love, something that is reliable, something delicious.
Sipdown No. 95 was a reserve TOMC tea from about a year ago. I made the final cup of it this evening, & then I remembered that I had planned to compare it to the Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong that Verdant currently is offering. Oh well, that won’t be happening, cuz I’m at Tony’s.
This is a delicious rich smoky cup, with a natural sweetness, like caramelized brown sugar. It would be wonderful with Maple Syrup added, but I drank it plain, & it was wonderful anyways.
I drank a satisfying cup of this when I woke up. Then we went to breakfast, where I was stuck drinking bitter swill. Now I’m back at Tony’s, watching a movie (Runner Runner) & enjoying another cup. Some Assams are just a cup of black, all brute strength. This one has a nice strip of sweetness up the center. Thank you :)
Oh, & today is day 15 of little terri’s Sipdown Extravaganza!
Let’s drink some tea!
I want to apologize in advance, because there is not listing for this tea, & it’s been in my cupboard for awhile, sent to me from Sil. I’m busy being a desk diva, answering phone calls, emails, I’ve booked 2 gigs & now I’m printing hundreds of biz cards, so I’m just gonna use the random steepings heading for this one. Sorry!
It is sipdown no. 89 (yeah! only 11 to go to reach my goal!) & although it’s not bad, it’s not something I’d purchase, as is pretty much the same as the other Monk’s blends I’ve had from a few other places. Now back to work!
Sipdown No. 88, from Sil, who got it from Cavo. Thanks girls!
There is something about this tea that I just really don’t like, at least not today. I guess it’s the Jasmine, which I do tend to enjoy, but there is a mintiness, perhaps a camphor like taste from the Puerh, or somethings, that just isn’t working for me.
Sipdown No. 87!
This tea has a small history. It started with Tasty Brew, who included it in the BBBBox as part of the ‘grab bag’. I sampled it, sent it on to Sil, who also sampled it, & then she sent it back to me.
I think I liked it better the first time I tried it, but it’s still ok. Now it’s gone!