2895 Tasting Notes
Thank you, Steven Smith, whoever you are, for this awesome cup of tea.
I can’t say that #49 is my absolute favorite, because there are just too many wonderful cups of black tea out there to have just one, but in the world of Assams, it is definitely one of my most preferred top picks, & when I woke up this morning, this was the cup of tea I wanted to start my day with. So again, I thank you. :D
Feeling better by the hour!
I’m happy to report that my taste buds are working again. This morning I tried a cup of Verdant’s Bai Mu Dan, & didn’t really report on it, as I just wasn’t getting much. Not the tea’s fault!
Anyway, I’m so happy to be tasting this tea again. It’s a very rich malty brew, but there is always a flavor that I just can’t quite identify. I’ve read everyone else’s review of it, & I’m not finding it in anyone’s comments, although I’m sure others taste it.
What is it? I can’t say. I guess I don’t have a reference point for it…yet!
But this is delicious, & I’m glad to have picked up a few oz of it on my last order. Now I think I’ll re-steep & play the piano for awhile.
“Honey, I’m Home!”
And I’m so glad to be here. I got home last night, & I am convinced that the state of Florida hates me & wants to kill me. Every part of me was hurting…kidneys, guts, head, etc. I felt that way all week, with most of my symptoms gradually getting worse each day…aughghghghg.
18 hours later, I feel remarkably better, with all of the irritation gradually melting away. My appetite has returned as well. I put myself on an emergency GAPS protocol, ingesting only homemade stock (my freezer is full of single size portions) with freshly picked greens added. My guts are starting to work again! WHEW!
And finally, a cup of tea that tastes good!
(Falls to her knees, kisses the earth, reaches to the Heavens with a tear in her eye, & cries out to the Divine Universe), “Thank You!!”
OK….honestly, I probably shouldn’t be sampling this right now.
I can’t smell anything. My taste buds aren’t really working very good, but I really wanted to try for something that might be sweet & here it is. This was recieved in a trade from NofarS. There is enough left for me to try it agian, so hopefully I’ll give a better review later.
Appearance-wise, it is a chocolate colored tea, in small clumps that kind of resembles shu. There are pieces of almond & orange peel mixed in as well. And I added stevia, because I couldn’t taste anything.
And it helped…a little. I have a little bit of a sweet taste in my mouth, with the sensation of Shu, overlaid with the bright sensation of orange juice. In between sips these things swell up just a little, so that I’m either slightly tasting them, or imagining it based on the sensations.
I tried to create a page for this one, but it looks like the ‘add a tea’ feature isn’t really working right now. It keeps telling me I haven’t selected a brand. Oh well…
So I’m been sipping another of GT’s Kombuchas today: Third Eye Chai
I’ve never seen this one at the store in St. Louis, so I had to give it a try, & it’s delicious! I still think I prefer Gingerade, but this was a nice change of pace.