2918 Tasting Notes
Final Sipdown of the day, while watching the Cardinals kick butt.
Who knows how old this teabag is, LOL, but it’s gone now. I enjoy a few of Yogi teas, with my favorite being the Egyptian Licorice. This one is ok. The main thing I like about it is the taste of Ginger. Otherwise, it’s a pretty mild tasting cup, with a nice warming sensation. Probably not something I’ll restock. This ends my day with 247 teas, Sil!
Did I catch up?
Bazinga Sil! LOL!
A student bought me a sampler packet of Tazo for a gift, awhile back. I put these out when I host tea parties for the Harp Society, & also for my students, etc, from time to time. Some people prefer the comfort of a bagged tea, I guess it saves them from having to think about measurements, etc.
It’s been awhile since I had a cup of this, & for a bagged tea, it really isn’t bad. Even though there is green tea in there, it’s not very vegetal tasting, & the herbs have a soothing quality. It seemed like a nice tea to begin winding down with.
Here’s another silver sample packet that I got from Sil, which isn’t listed in the database, at least not from what I can tell.
The tea is Longyuanhao Yiwu Mountain 2007 Shu.
I’ve been enjoying steepings of this one & the bamboo flavored Henan Heicha for quite awhile this evening. The bamboo taste on the Heicha softened over time & it took on a sweet ‘rain’ kind of flavor.
This Yiwu has kind of a coffee taste too it, it’s rather bold.
I think it’s time for me to start winding down my caffeine consumption for the day, as I also drank a couple of cups of ice tea with lunch. It wasn’t a fancy iced tea, but it was good, especially with BBQ!
Just for the record, dear Sil, I’m currently at 250.
I have no idea what this tea is. It’s from Sil, & it was in a silver package that looks like one of the packages Verdant sent out in it’s special sampler awhile back. The label says, “2007 Henan Heicha”, so it’s a Dark Tea, something in the puer type family, but I couldn’t find any reference to it, so I’m not really sure who made it, or anything.
Flavor-wise, it tastes kind of like bamboo.
Another Sipdown, courtesy of my steep sister Sil!
This was the 2nd tea I took with me to teach at the University. It’s not my favorite smokey tea, but it was ok. Actually, it left me with a craving for BBQ, which I satisfied on the way home at a local joint called Sugar Fire. Now I’m sleepy & lazy! And I have a student coming any minute. No rest for the wicked, my Gramma used to always say.
Onward, through the fog…
Earlier today I loaded up a couple of go mugs with tea. This was in one of them. It’s the final remnant of a sample Sil sent to me awhile back. It starts off kind of watery tasting, even though I let it steep long, but as it cools a little there’s an espresso & chocolate liquore taste to it. Not too exciting, just ok.
Another sipdown from the HHTTB!
I used to drink a lot of green tea. That was before I surrendered to the Dark Side! But, the truth is, I still really love green tea. I don’t know why I don’t drink it more often.
This one is delicious! It looks like a Dragonwell to me. The flavor is nutty & green, & it leaves a wonderful fresh sweet aftertaste, especially under the tongue. There are also pleasant tongue numbing/thickening sensations.
I’m not sure if this is the White Peony I’m drinking, but it’s the only one I see listed under the Mandala tab, so I’m putting my post here!
This is from the Here’s Hoping TTB. It’s a sample, labeled 2013 White Peony. Although white tea isn’t always my thing, it’s very nice, a pleasant departure from my obsessive black tea drinking, & really has a refreshing quality to it. It’s not as bland as some of the whites I’ve had, or else I’m just getting more tuned into to the subtleties of the white tea world finally? Probably not.