3071 Tasting Notes
This morning while I was getting ready for my gig, my son’s Drew & Leif fixed breakfast! Leif steeped a large pot of this tea, which he refers to as ‘Lemon Song’, to go with breakfast. It’s a mix of earl grey moonlight, rooibos lemon cloud, & coconut. It’s a bright & lemony brew, I don’t really taste the coconut. Purchased because of our love of Dr. Who, of course! :)
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there in SteepsterLand & Beyond!
I will spend most of the day playing for other Mothers at 2 separate events, a brunch which I will leave for soon, followed by an Afternoon Tea.
I chose this Hattialli for my first tea of the day because it’s A very nice assam with malty fruity flavors, & nicely bold enough to start my day, but not so bold as to yell, “I AM ASSAM!”
Another Sil Samplebox Sipdown! Thanks Sil :)
So this would be ok, except it has a wierd bitterness to it that resulted in me dumping the last part of it, as it continued to get worse as it cooled. Anyway, I do taste the Genmaicha part of it, but am not getting chocolate or graham crackers.
Oh well, win some lose some, right?
Sil’s Sampler Sipdown #3
Hmmmm….this is really interesting!
It definitely tastes & smells like pretzels in a way, only with an amazing sweet aftertaste that grows & lingers.
Back in my vegetarian days, I used to eat buckwheat quite often: Pancakes, Kasha with cabbage, savory buckwheat crepes stuffed with shrooms… Buckwheat groats are an under-used grain, very flavorful in a lovely earthy way.
I don’t know if this is just toasted buckwheat groats, or if there is more to it, but I’d like to buy some buckwheat, roast it, & then try steeping it to find out. Wouldn’t it be great if it was really that simple? I’d enjoy drinking this in the evening anytime. :D
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Yeah! The Cardinals won, 3 – 0!
Tony & I watched the first half of the game at the pool hall. A couple of hours of shooting pool while watching baseball? Perfect!
I’ve been enjoying this tea for the last couple of innings.
I am a grandma, & I bake a killer pumpkin pie. This doesn’t actually taste like it to me, but it is pleasant & spicy.
It’s also a sipdown! #2 from Sil! Thanks!
Sil Sample Sipdown #1 (of the day)!
This is an interesting tea. The main flavor I’m getting is a toasty rice breakfast cereal, or a sweet rice crispy treat, with salted butter. I’m also thinking of a payday bar type confection, with the rich caramel center, only with toasted rice on the outside instead of peanuts.
It is tasty. Thanks Sil!
I finished breakfast with a cup of this, because that’s the only thing worthy in the selection at the restaurant. The other options were (all by Numi) Rooibos, decaf vanilla black, & gunpowder green (which I wasn’t in the mood for). Their aged earl grey isn’t bad with stevia added. The Bergamot is nicely mellow.
Here’s my first cup of the day.
I went a little crazy on the amount of leaf, So it’s really very bold & kind of brash today. I’m feeling the brightness & astringency of it in my sinuses, & my throat is getting dry. The flavors are of malt, oaky tannins, & sourdough rye bread. I know I’m making it sound bad, but it’s actually quite good, LOL! I much prefer the premium Taiwanese Assam, however.
Sipdown of the day #5
I went with a heaping Tbl & steeped 4 minutes this time. That extra minute made all the difference, as the toastiness of the rice enhances the already roasty laoshan black flavor, & I can really taste the chocolate too. The resulting cup was sweet & wonderful!
Definitely a re-order…sigh…in june…