2335 Tasting Notes
“sipdown”, little terri said with tears in her eyes.
We have loved this tea, with its Malty peppery savory sweetness.
;_; Even Ms Theresa is sad. She said that if she had known it wasn’t coming back she would have let us order even MOAR of it (although we did order alot). This was a tea worthy of being hoarded, & hoard it we did. So rich, so mouth-filling, so satisfying. I can’t believe it’s not coming back…sob…
On a lighter note, I love the new layout on the Verdant website? I don’t want to send anyone into a fit of tea ordering, but if you haven’t seen it, you should check it out. Under each tea type, they have folders now: What’s In Stock, what’s Out of Stock (meaning they will be getting more), and what’s Archived (meaning it’s not coming back).
Sadly, this awesome tea is in that final category. I will savor every last drop…sigh…
I’ve never drank Merlot. Actually I haven’t had a drink of any alcoholic beverage (or other substance other than tea) in 29 years. So I have no idea what merlot tastes like, but I will say that this is a very tasty fruity tea & doesn’t taste at all like wine to me, which is probably a good thing! :)
Thanks Sil, for sharing this!
Taking a break from my office cleaning (it’s coming along). My biggest success of the day so far is that I finally got my Paypal account working again! Since January my account has been frozen to receiving any payments. After numerous phone calls & sitting on hold for hours, one wonderful guy got me through the redtape of setting up the ability to receive payments on my iphone/ipad & fixed my account. Whew!
I’ve enjoyed this Tiger Eye, it’s quite tasty with essence of chocolate, vanilla, & caramel. Now I’m taking a break from my office to go deposit some checks at the credit union, & I’m bringing along the last cup of this! YES, Sil, it’s another SIPdown!! That brings me down to 227 teas!
This was one of the January reserved TOMC offerings. I loved it then, & I’m loving it now. I’ve never had creme brulee, but I imagine it being like this tea: creamy mouthfeel with a sweet brown sugar topping.
As far as Lapsangs go, this one is very refined. The smoke quality is there, but not so intensely as many others. It’s really lovely. Other images that come to mind while sipping:
canned condensed milk
A fine pipe tobacco
I’ll keep sipping :)
This is a beautifully fragrance white tea. The flavor is delicate, as white teas are, & the Jasmine scenting of the leaves is quite aromatic, but in the flavor it is not overpowering, but rather balanced. I’ve been working in my office all morning, (I can actually see part of the floor!), the this tea provided a nice relaxing break.
Thank you to Angel & TeaVivre for this sample, which was very generous! I’ve drank it a few times, & still have enough for at least one more session!
As soon as I started sipping on this, I knew I’d drank it before! So I scrolled through the reviews, to see if I’d written one, & sure enough I had! To me this tea smells like a tray of roasted veggies: carrots, green beans, winter squash. It also tastes of roasted acorns. It’s very pleasant, very fall-like. There is none of the floral essence that you find with some oolongs. This is roasty, toasty, & delicious.
Thanks for the sample Stacy!
I woke at 4 am, tossed & turned awhile, & finally got up & had a nice long yoga session, followed by some tennis ball therapy. My neck is still out of whack, but improving. So here I am, ready for the day, a few hours earlier than usual!
I’m starting with this Irish breakfast, not because it’s a favorite by any means, but simply because it’s a sipdown! And now it’s gone! :)