1873 Tasting Notes
I only have a few students today. The first one is due to arrive any moment, & she likes green tea. I’ve been serving her a different green tea each week, mostly from Verdant, whose teas have totally blown her away. One week I gave her a cup of Matcha (& that day my wisking technique was at an all time high, I’d like to add, so it was beautiful & foamy! I should have took a photo). She’d never had anything like it!
Last week I unloaded a tazo green tea bag on her, (someone has to drink that stuff, right?), & this week I made her a cup of this spring cherry, which I used to be in love with, years ago when the company was young & not so commercial. I still enjoy this tea from time to time, so I’ll have a cup too. Lightly fruity & floral, but no cough syrupy taste, I think she’ll like it.
Good morning Steepster! This is a lovely black bilochun style tea, with a thick, rich, & resinous flavor that I’m really enjoying this morning.
I steeped a loose Tbl in my 16 oz pot for 3 minutes. Now I’m resteeping for 5.
I’ve been really busy lately, & I feel that my tea logging has been rather lame, but thus is life, right?
On monday I booked 2 weddings, one in dec & one for next sept
On Tuesday I booked the first of my recurrent xmas gigs. I have several companies that usually hire me to play in the lobby of their building for a few hours once each december. That’s the month that I basically live in my car, lol
Yesterday I booked my Trio (harp, flute, cello/bass) to do a 2 hour gig at the st louis art museum, a private party that wants 2 hours of all Beatles tunes. That should be fun!
I have a few other gigs in the works, it will be interesting to see what the day brings!
This tea is from an order Sil & I shared from Taiwan Tea Crafts awhile back. It’s an interesting tea, but definitely not my favorite from the box.
Sipdown! I think I’m at 216.
Sil sent this one to me awhile back, & lightly sweetened, this is actually pretty tasty. There is bergamot in there, but it takes a back seat to the creamy lemony taste. Thanks Sil :)
Now I’m working on a pot of this! It’s a very different, much brighter profile, than the double knit, but equally delicious. Of course, it’s no longer available, but Tyler’s new breakfast blend, Full Steam, is!
You can get some here: http://www.hugotea.com/
And check out this article, featuring Tyler & some other innovative young people: https://www.facebook.com/HugoTea/posts/534394656639739?comment_id=3244126¬if_t=comment_mention
Good morning! I worked on a pot of this nicely bold & lightly smokey brew while fixing breakfast. I’m getting a little low, on this & my other Andrews & Dunham Damn Fine Teas. I’ll probably run out just in time for Black Friday!
This is one of the teas that I kept from the Here’s Hoping Traveling Tea box. It makes for a nice cup to enjoy in the bubble bath!
Another tea from the BBBBox, this one contributed by Tasty Brew. Today this tea is reminding me somewhat of Laoshan Black, with a chocolaty taste too it, but not as sweet. As it cooled down, it took on a bitter tone.
Round three of the BBBBox arrived at my door today! Yay!! More tea!
I drank this one straight today, steeped up in my travel mug, to enjoy while I was out running errands. I don’t really have a lot to say about it, but I enjoyed it! It’s one of the teas from our first round with the BBBBox, thanks Sil.
This one is a sipdown from one of my many tea trades with Sil. I went on a french vanilla coconut milk creamer frenzy today, after weeks of abstinence from that stuff, & I’m pleased to report that it was really good in this chai too!