3071 Tasting Notes
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.
Upon arriving in FL I was immediately slammed with allergies, almost instant overall irritation & swelling, along with sinus & bronchial crap. This happens every time I come to visit my folks. My healing plan has been rest, stay in air conditioning, Nettles & Elderberry teas, & a daily pint of Kombucha, sipped throughout the day, because my guts hurt too. I’m finally getting my appetite back, & starting to feel better.
I like this kombucha. So far this has been the only flavor I’ve liked, & I love ginger, so that should be no surprise. I also got a bottle of GT’s Third Eye Chai, which I’ll probably report on tomorrow.
Now that I’m starting to feel better & getting my appetite back, some tea is in order. Dad was especially interested in learning more about Chaqi, so I made some of this Sheng to share with him.
This is a nice mellow Sheng. It has a very soothing quality to it. Dad & I shared 6 steepings, combined 3 at a time in a 1 C glass measuring cup. He says he enjoyed it. I asked if he wanted to follow up with some shu, & he said, “Maybe tomorrow” & then disappeared into his office (presumably to see if it makes any difference in his Reiki/crystal work/or whatever he’s doing back there).
I’m still steeping.
This tea is from my trade with NofarS. Thanks!
I’m drinking this today as a tribute to the Queen of England signing the gay marriage thing. I actually thought it would be an earl grey type blend, but happily, it is not! It’s actually a blend of Assam & Yunnan, nothing particularly special, but satisfying. What’s nice about it is that both varieties stand out in their own way.
God Save the Queen!