3015 Tasting Notes

Getting down near the bottom of the bag with this one, so I’ll probably have to start thinking about a Butiki order sometime soon, besides, Stacy & I never did get the ball rolling on my custom blend…

Stephanie

Oooh I wanna hear about your custom blend idea :D :D :D

Butiki Teas

Oh yeah. I will write a note to follow up with you on pricing this week. So sorry about that. Same blend?

Terri HarpLady

Yup! And don’t feel bad, it was back around the New Year, you guys were traveling, everybody is busy these days! I forgot all about it for awhile myself, but was just now thinking of it :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

This was from the BBBB grab bag, courtesy of Tasty Brew.
It’s got a nice tart quality to it, as well as a little shiny kind of taste.
Sipdown – 360

Cameron B.

What’s the BBBB grab bag? :o

Sil

the BBB box is a box that tastybrew, terri and i share. it’s a travelling teabox between the three of us. we each buy two teas to share in the box and put in half an ounce of each tea for the two other ppl..it’s been going around now for over a year. Only unflavoured black teas are allowed (with the occasional puerh)….and every now and then we’ll toss in random “grab bag teas” that are outside of what we’re actually sharing that month :)

Cameron B.

That’s a cool idea, sounds fun. :D

Sil

it’s nice because we get to share in trying out new black teas together and with companies that force you to buy 2oz, still only leaves you with an ounce for yourself. haha

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

98

First gongfu session of the day, this savory Jin Jun Mei the Charlotte Zero sent to me awhile back is doing the trick. It starts out like whole wheat honey toast, later taking on a peppery quality & a linen mouth. This is a tea Verdant use to offer, which I hoarded for awhile, & then finally reluctantly drank the last of it. It was a real treat when Charlotte sent me the rest of hers, & I have enough to drink it one more time.

Gratefully, I’ve discovered that Yunnan Sourcing carries a couple of different Jin Jun Mei’s, & they are excellent, so I am saved! :)

Sil

woohoo!

Terri HarpLady

Did I send you any of this one?

Terri HarpLady

Have I sent you any of YS Jin Jun Mei’s?

Sil

i’ve tried this one via you… uh not sure on the YS ones

Terri HarpLady

I think I’m sending the YS versions with the BBBB this round :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

I few months ago I joined the Jalam Tea Club, & I’m a little behind on sampling the teas I’ve received, but 100G cake arrived this afternoon & I figured, why not?
I haven’t been drinking any sheng lately, & I miss it.
4G + 4oz yixing (rinse) X 10/20/30 etc seconds
Placing the leaf in my heated yixing for a minute, I was greeted with a pleasing scent of light fruit & cream.
I was teaching while sipping, so I didn’t take any notes, but I can say overall that this is a very creamy mild tea, with hints of spinach, apricot, & a little bit of a camphor mouth in the later steepings. The Chaqi is potent & hit me with a wonderful sense of peace & clarity in the 2nd steep, renewed by each successive cup. The even later steepings had an overall cooling sensation, that spread through my body, especially my chest.
Next time I will up the dosage of leaf, as this is a sweet gentle tea, & I want to see how bold I can go with it :)

If you’re interested in finding out more about Jalam’s tea club, here’s their link:
http://www.jalamteas.com

apt

does he ever send out shou?

Sil

oh godness terri…stop encouraging me to get more tea! i need to get through some of my existing pu stash first!

Saradiann

Thanks for posting :-) I got mine today… Plan to try it the same way with more tea

Terri HarpLady

apt: once in awhile
Sil: I’ll send you samples of all the ones I have so far

apt

eh if it’s not often that’s okay. I don’t like shou and only drink sheng.

Stephanie

Sounds good

Terri HarpLady

Steph, want samples?

Stephanie

Well sure Terri! I just updated my cupboard and added all my new Butiki treasures if you would like to pick out some stuff for me to send you, too :)

Stephanie

I haven’t added the TeaUrchin samples into my cupboard, but I could be convinced to part with some small samples of those, too.

Sil

pssssssst send terri some pineapple sencha…so she can send it to meeeeee

Stephanie

Sure Sil! LOL! :D

Sil

haha woohoo!!!

Saradiann

I tried mine…. Love me some sheng! It’s much lighter than I expected.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Funny, I know I’ve reviewed this tea before, & yet, there is no review from me in the database. Oh well….
This was my friend Lisa’s next selection. I showed her how to man the yixing, gave her suggested parameters, & she did a great job! We drank cup after cup of this medium roast tea, & I don’t really have any tasting notes to offer, as I was restringing a harp for one of my students, while Lisa supplied me with lovely tea & great conversation.
It doesn’t get much better than that!

Sil

90% sure steepster is eating things again

NofarS

I’ve just noticed that at least two reviews that I posted (one on Old Silver Tea Pot and one on Silver Dragon Beard) are gone. Don’t feel like going over the list and checking each review, but it looks like Steepster is having database problems :(

Sil

It’s been doing this for a while now…there was a post on it but I can’t find that post and I don’t recall seeing Jason respond to it.

Terri HarpLady

The Bermuda Triangle of Steepster :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

My friend Lisa picked this one out, & since I had already tried it western style, we put the rest of it into my 4 oz porcelain teapot & gave it the gongfu treatment.
I’m still not at full tasting mode, missing out on some of the subtleties that some of these teas have to offer, but I did pick up honey, a gentle cooked breakfast cereal, a touch of apricot, & a floral element as well.
A gentle soothing tea, very pleasant.
Sipdown! 361

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
3015 tasting notes

I started the day with gongfu steepings of this tea, which still reminds me of maltomeal, drizzled with honey. I haven’t drank this one in awhile, not because it has fallen from favor, but simply because I have so many wonderful teas here to choose from!
A friend came over & I shared the last couple of steepings with her, & she loved it.

Tealizzy

Mmmm! Maltomeal! Haven’t had that in years!!

Terri HarpLady

Me neither!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Damn! This tea is so awesomely decadent! I think this is my favorite flavored tea, at least from Butiki.

While I was brewing this, I was slicing up peaches from my peach tree, as well as eating them & feeding them to Tony. I don’t ever buy peaches, because you can never get a decent peach from the store. The boys & I have been picking, slicing, & freezing them (& eating them), so that we’ll have peaches for smoothies & things for awhile.

MzPriss

Grocery store peaches suck it. We have lots of peach orchards out in the Hill Country and they bring amazing peaches to the farmers market. I always freeze some for cobbler.

Kaylee

I have to admit, I’m a little jealous that you have your very own peach tree! That’s awesome.

Stephanie

I can’t wait to get more of this tea! Should be arriving some time this week, YAY! I’m jealous of your peach tree, too. I’ve got a grafted half peach half plum tree but it is still very young and not producing well yet. Do you do anything to keep insects from bugging your fruit, Terri?

Tea Sipper

Even better than Ruby Pie?!?!

Terri HarpLady

TS, I def like this better than Ruby Pie, although it’s close…
Stephanie: Nope! So my peaches aren’t particularly pretty, although they are wonderfully fragrant (so glad I can smell again!) & delicious, They have to be sliced up, keeping eyes open for passengers, if you know what I mean.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

2nd large mug of this today. It tastes best if you make a qt of it & chill it. Of course, it’s not something I drink for the flavor, but it’s great for allergies, & also high in minerals, & old ladies like me need to keep our bones healthy too.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals beat the Brewers, 3 – 2 :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Two Tigers by The Devotea
3015 tasting notes

Watching the Cardinals play the Brewers from the couch.
Currently 3 – 2, Cards leading.
Nothing like tasty tea & baseball on a Sunday afternoon.

Cameron B.

I love lazy Sunday afternoons. I’ve been just hanging out on the couch, drinking tea and browsing Steepster while watching random movies on TV. Lazy is the best kind of afternoon! :D

Terri HarpLady

Yes it is!
I’ve been drooling over yixings again…I have one in my shopping cart, to be dedicated to Dian Hongs, most likely…but their system is being updated, so I can’t place my order until tomorrow….lol

MzPriss

Terri are you getting the one on sale @Teavivre? I got one and so did TeaFairy. It’s so cute

Cameron B.

Yum, I need a Dian Hong pot, too. They tend to be my favorites, especially the bud variety. :D

MzPriss

<3 Dian Hong

MzPriss

OMG that is gorgeous!

TheTeaFairy

OMG TOO LATE, I SAW, I SAW!!! Just want.

MzPriss

I knew you were gonna see that. I love that one Terri is getting.

TheTeaFairy

Me too. Sigh.

MzPriss

It reminds me of really beautiful brocade fabric.

Terri HarpLady

exactly! That’s why I love it!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

Location

St. Louis, MO

Website

http://www.harpsinger.net

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer