2918 Tasting Notes
I’m not really recording my teas in the order that I drank them in. Oh well, I’m sure nobody minds :)
It’s been awhile since I had a cup of this one, & I don’t know why! This is a really delicious & relaxing cup of joy, & if I’d had time for a bubble bath, this was going to be my bubble bath tea, but I didn’t really have time, so I drank it while I was washing my face & brushing my hair. I’m not a huge fan or bergamot, but I don’t find the bergamot to be all that far forward in this cup. The chocolaty Laoshan black blends beautifully with the rose petals, bergamot, & orange peel to make a really nice treat. Sometimes I sweeten it, but today I drank it as is, & it was perfect.
Usually I steep a heaping Tbl for 3 minutes & then resteep for 5. Today I cut to the chase, did one steep at 5, & I loved it SO much. I’ll probably do it that way from now on!
This tea is from the February TOMC (classic), but I also had 2 samples of it that were included in my Verdant orders. My friend wasn’t sure if she’d ever had oolong, so I pulled out my little porcelain blue lotus teapot & served her some. We went through several steepings & she loved it, so I also gave her the other sample, because I still also have some in my TOMC file. Even after she left I’ve drank several more steepings. I reminds me of sourdough bread & savory roasted veggies.
A fellow harpist came over for tea today. I let her look over my menu (the printout of my tea collection), & this was the first tea we picked. Turns out she is a fellow licorice root lover! Yay!
So the is a sipdown, & it is from a sample that BoxerMama sent me months ago, & it’s not something I’d buy, but my friend enjoyed it & now it’s gone! Thanks BoxerMom!
Yay, I won the Haiku contest!! The winning Haiku was for this tea. I felt like I should do something to celebrate, so I picked the last of the peaches from my peach tree, made an amazing peach cobbler from this recipe http://www.ovenloveblog.com/grain-free-peach-cobbler-paleo-gaps/#comment-10526, & I also made peach coconut milk ice cream.
I just had my dessert, & enjoyed a cup of the Tippy Golden Assam with it, taking photos etc for my blog, Terri’s Airy Fairie World! My blog is new, I’ve only posted twice. Last night I posted a tour of my garden, with photos of lots of yummy things. If you’d like to visit:
If all goes well, my next post will include the peach cobbler & ice cream recipes, the Haiku, & a review of Khongea Tippy Golden Assam :)
Thanks, Stacy, for the fun contest & all your wonderful teas!
I think that leaves me @ 308.
This is one of the last teas left in the first box Sil sent to me, LOL, I plan to finally empty that one this week!
Nice strawberry flavor, decent black tea for a backdrop. I’m not really getting a sense of champagne, but I love Christopher Walken, so thanks Sil for sending me a generous sample!
I’m trying to drink things I haven’t drank in awhile, so I still have of this. Last fall I bought an oz of all of the fall verdant tea blends, this being one of them. Usually if I’m going to get a sample of something, I want to sample it more than once, so rather than get the 7G, I just go ahead & get an oz.
1Tbl + 8oz X 3min (resteep 5)
Although I love xingyang puers, this blend is just ok for me. I like the resteep better than the first steep, more of the puer comes out, along with the cinnamon. It’s a pleasantly sweet & refreshing cup for sure, but although I love fresh mint in a salad, & sometimes a few sprigs in a cool glass of water is nice, I’m not a big fan of mints in my teas usually.
Still, it’s not bad & I think I have enough for 1 more cup.