3015 Tasting Notes
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!
Another Sipdown from TastyBrew! Thanks!
This is a nice full Yunnan with a malty flavor & a rich resinous feeling to the mouth. Very tasty, just what I needed!
I haven’t done the math yet, but there are several teas I’m not reviewing today that I will be counting as sipdowns because I’m sending them to another steepsterite…not saying who…