2918 Tasting Notes
Sipdown No. 4 today. I’d like to thank Angel @ TeaVivre for this sample.
This is a lovely, lightly vegetal green tea with a heavenly peach aroma. The jasmine is present, but only slightly. The peach flavor is very subtle, although from past experience I can say that if you add a slight amount of sweetener, it moves the peach forward a few notches. What I really like about this is the true peach flavor. So many peach teas taste (& are) artificial. This one is nice.
Day 5 of Little Terri’s Sipdown Extravaganza!!
I’m having a busy day, so I’m just going to cram all these sipdowns into one blurb!
1. Keemun by Mandala
2. Long Life by Mandala
3. Earl Greyer by Republic of Tea, much thanks to Lariel for this sample!! I did a cold brew of it last night.
Onward through the fog!
Sipdown #6 for today, I think!
I’d like to thank Garret for this sample!
The aroma of this tea is amazingly buttery, & also has a wonderful caramel smell. Yum! The flavor is gently sweet, creamy, & slightly floral. I’m not a big fan of milk oolong, but I don’t mind having some once in awhile, & although I’ve honestly only had a few, this is the best one I’ve tried so far.
I’ve been enjoying it for several steepings now, using my little blue & white porcelain lotus teapot with a matching teeny tiny cup. I was at Target the other day, & came across a white porcelain cream pitcher, which I couldn’t resist, LOL. It holds 2 steepings worth (roughly 8oz total), so I can do a couple of pours & go sit somewhere & relax while I sip. I love it for gongfu sessions!
BTW, my new stove arrived & it is awesome!!!
3 more sipdowns to report:
No. 1 Tippy Orthodox Darjeeling GFOP from Upton, this was a sample Sil sent to me. I was going to drink the rest of it with lunch, but I accidentlly spilled the entire sample on the floor. Had my floors been clean, I might have still steeped the leaves, but that was not the case (by a long shot). Needless to say, my floor is clean now!
Then I remembered that last night before I went to bed I started 2 cold brews, so I drank them with my lunch, one after the other. First up was
Twinings Pomegranate Delight Black, a sample tea bag they sent me months. I probably wouldn’t have cared much for it hot, but it made for a tasty & slightly tart cup of ice tea! I followed that with another sampler from Twinings, Peach Cold Brew ice tea, which was also nicely refreshing with my lunch. I thank Twinings for the samples.
Sipdown # 2 of the day was provided by Angel & TeaVivre. Thank you so much for the opportunity to sample this tasty tasty tea! A slightly floral sweet potato, with a yeasty cheesy kind of tongue thickening quality as well. Very lovely, & definitely on my list of teas to purchase when I make my next TeaVivre order! Delicious!
Sipdown #3 for today, thanks to TastyBrew!
OMG, this is so good!! It’s malty, it’s rich, it’s making me think of pancakes with Maple Syrup & butter. I have never ordered from Upton, although I’ve had the pleasure of sampling several of their teas now, mainly thanks to Sil & TastyBrew, & this one is for sure a winner, & definitely on the list for when I finally place an Upton order…some day…
I want MOAR!