2861 Tasting Notes
My 2nd sipdown of the day, from NofarS.
I love the name of this Assam. It’s just a cool name, IMO.
A nicely potent Assam, rich, dark, & almost coffee-like, with a pleasing bitter edge. It’s also very bright at the top end, as if trumpets were playing that wake up reveille, if you’re not familiar with the tune, here it is, LOL.
Little Terri’s Sipdown Extravaganza, Week 2, Day 2!
I’m still working on my box from NofarS, thanks!
I realized that my numbers are a little off, as I drank 4 of the teas from this box while I was in Florida visiting my folks, so I’m starting the day @ 274 teas! I’m sharing this box with my tea sister, Sil, so she can sample All the Teas too, so as I polish of my share of each generous sample, I’m setting them aside & counting them as a sipdown. There are still a BUNCH of teas left in this box to try! Nofar, you are awesome! I hope you’re enjoying the box I sent to you as well :)
So this Yunnan is tasty, with the rich butter sweetness, slight mushroomy kind of taste, & thickness to the tongue that I love.
This is my final sipdown & tea of the day, again from NofarS. I’m ending the day with 278 teas in my collection!
I started drinking gongfu steepings of this while teaching my final student of the day. I’m not sure how many cups I had, but once her lesson ended I got busy cleaning the stove hood, & all tea drinking came to an end. I am saving these leaves, however, as I’m sure they still have much more to give & after a quick rinse tomorrow, I plan to steep them out some more. This is a smooth & tasty shu, free from fermentation flavors & odors, with a sweetness to it & a nice earthy grounding energy. It brews a deep dark cup, & that’s the kind of cup I love!
Another Sipdown from NofarS :D
Although I’m not a huge fan of white teas, this is without a doubt an excellent quality white. Long whole leaves, with a robust dense character about them, the flavor is gentle, as white teas are, but not flavorless by any means. I enjoyed drinking several steepings of this while teaching this afternoon.
Another Sipdown from NofarS, thanks!
This is a tasty blend, & a pleasure to drink today while I was driving around St. Louis, trying to find a few parts I needed to repair my range hood, which must have been installed in the Great Depression.
The parts were eventually found, everything works now, the filters have been replaced, & the whole thing is now cleaner than it ever was!
This tea is a tasty blend of both Assam & Yunnan teas, which are my favorite teas to enjoy, so sipping on it while I drove around helped my day along immensely.
Little Terri’s Sipdown Extravaganza!!! Week Two!
I’ve decided to focus today on savoring the rest of the teas that were sent to me from NofarS! We did an awesome swap a few months ago, & gratefully both of us received our boxes, & although I’ve sampled a few of the teas, I’d like to finish sampling them. I’m sharing them with Sil, so once I get through my half of each tea, I’ll pack up the box, along with her half of an order we split recently, & send it on it’s way, thus increasing her numbers while decreasing mine, hehehe…
This is very nice Keemun, just a gently earthy cup of tea to enjoy.
This was my first cup of the day, several hours ago. I’ve reviewed it tons of times, so lets just say it is one of my most favorite teas. Of course, I have a fairly long list of most favorite teas, because unlike the Highlander, there can be more than one. So I enjoyed a cup of this in bed, then we went to breakfast at the restaurant my daughter Ari cooks at. The entire menu, which she created, centers around waffles, both sweet & savory. She has 4 waffles to choose from: buttermilk, cornbread, vegan (oat & banana), & gluten free. She cooks things into them, tops them with things, makes sandwiches out of them, etc. They also have salads, smoothies, etc. The concept is great, the food is awesome, & I’m very proud of my girl!
I came home & drank a re-steep of this tea, & now I’m sitting here with Tony watching Cardinals baseball.