2895 Tasting Notes
I’m still working on some of the teas in the box Sil sent to me awhile back. This one is a nice cup, which I brewed for driving around running errands (including the PO, & you know what that means Sil).
This has a kind of ‘cheesy’ flavor, as in it reminds me a bit of aged cheese. I don’t really know how else to describe it, ha!
I spent the afternoon sipping on 3 different cups. The first one was the silver buds sheng from Mandala. I’m still having a cup once in awhile, it just keeps steeping!
The 2nd tea is this Tieguanyin, from Feb TOMC. It’s a mild cup, lightly green & floral, with a creaminess too it. Flavorwise, I’m tasting oatstraw, & as I continued it took a bit of a fruitiness & even a bready kind of taste.
I got this in a trade with TastyBrew.
I brewed a 16oz pot of it to share with my student, & we were both surprise to note a noticeable fruity flavor to it that the scent did not imply. The flavor also had a really nice fruitiness, probably blackberry.
I know for a fact that Drew polished off the Tardis Blend yesterday, (Sipdown…already accounted for in my list), so I’m wondering if he didn’t rinse the pot well enough? Or maybe the steeping basket? I’ll probably mention it to him, for future reference, but to be quite honest, it really was tasty!
I have enough of this to have it one more time, & I’ll know for sure then. Thanks TastyB!
This was sent to me months ago from Bonnie when I first joined Steepster back in September. Thanks Bonnie!
This tea is one of those that requires sweetener to bring out the flavors. It’s been so long since I drank Rum that I can’t really recall the taste, even though I was at one time a fan of Meyers Dark Rum. The last time I drank this one was in observance of International Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept 19th). I was gonna cut & paste my post from that day, but I couldn’t find it.
Another tea I haven’t drank for at least a couple of months. This was one of the first Puers I drank, all of the early ones being a mix of Shu puer & some other ingredient. I’m finding that now that I’m used to drinking Shu, I don’t really care so much for the blends…with the exception of Bolder Breakfast (the tea spot). This is still a decent tea, although when it runs out I won’t replace it. Very orangy, better with stevia, IMO, although I’m getting where I don’t like that so much either. Maybe next time I’ll add a little Maple instead.