2334 Tasting Notes
I spent a lot of time sipping tea today while my students came & went, but I didn’t write anything down, so this will be the first of my feeble attempts at commenting on teas that I drank hours ago.
I thoroughly enjoyed this puer! It doesn’t really taste like vanilla, but for some reason it reminded me of vanilla wafers. :)
Sunday Sample Sipdown #5
It’s been awhile since I drank this, & this is the last of the 5 tuochas that came in this sample. Although it isn’t as tasty as some of the Shu’s I have, it is still a nicely pleasant & grounding brew, with a creamy feeling of vanilla, and the mild sweetness & a little bit of graininess of an oatmeal cookie or muffin. It’s not malty, more of a cereal or quickbread kind of taste.
I’ve been drinking flavored teas sweetened with stevia, & this is a welcome change. This is the kind of tea I prefer overall, what I always come back to. Something bold, rich, & earthy.
Sunday Sample Sipdown #4 (? I think this is the 4th of the day).
This is another sample from Rachel. Thanks!
Tony & I are sitting around, watching episodes of the X files, waiting for the superbowl.
I have to admit, I’m not a real fan of this tea. It does have an interesting flavor, but it kind of burns my throat a little.
Saturday Sample Sipdown #4 (I think I was on #4…)
This one is from Rachel! Thanks, Rachel!
The initial aroma of this while it was steeping led me to believe that it would be very bitter & that I wouldn’t like it.
Interestingly enough, it doesn’t really taste the way it smells. It’s smooth, pleasantly bold, slightly astringent, and there is a brightness to it as well. I feel that it’s lacking something, like a little depth, right in the middle of the flavor profile it’s a little ‘hollow’.
Having said that, it’s not bad!
Saturday Sipdown #3
Another gift from BoxerMama. Thanks!
I love cinnamon, especially on fried apples & baked sweet potatoes.
I drank this with Stevia, & it was pleasant, with the cinnamon way out in front. I’m not really getting the puer, & I’d like the black tea to be bolder, but otherwise, not bad. :)
I’m participating in the Saturday Sample Sipdown! I’m starting off by sipping down the rest of the samples sent to me by BoxerMama (you Rock!).
Paris is nice. I’ve never been there, but I’d like to be. The best I can do for now is this lovely tea, which is fruity, & seemed almost berry-like to me, & nicely vanilla-ed, with a bit of bergamot, but not in a real in-your-face kind of way. There’s almost a caramel taste to it as well. Thanks BoxerMama!