2913 Tasting Notes
Anytime anybody sends me a sample of an earl grey or plum oolong, I give them to Tony. He loves those types of teas, & I don’t. His main standbye is Ahmad’s Earl Grey, of course, he tends to eye my samples with suspicion, hahaha. So I slipped him this one for his first cup of the day, taking a sip so I could comment. The Bergamot is fairly light, & there is a lingering woody aftertaste.
Tony said it was ok, but he likes Ahmad’s better.
This is a sipdown, from Tony’s cupboard, not mine, LOL.
It feels so good to just sit here relaxing, enjoying this potent cup of rich boldness!
I’ve let go of sipdowns, at least for the day, & am committed to enjoying some black teas with wild abandon, so that’s what I’m doing! I think I made it through 136 sipdowns in the month of May, although I have plenty of new teas to replace them. I think my main strategy for June is going to be to enjoy sampling everything in my cupboard that I haven’t tried yet: Samples from friends, new black teas from YS, samples from various companies.
Another sipdown from Sil & TeaFairy.
This tea made my day. Thank you! A lovely roasty oolong…sigh…thank you.
The truth is, I mostly don’t care much for most flavored teas, but I do appreciate a cup of real tea.
BTW, I had hoped to get down to 250 teas by the end of the month. I may continue my sipdowns tomorrow, & try to get to 260, but then again, maybe I’ll just let it go.
I’d really like to just spend tomorrow drinking black teas that I love!
another sipdown from Sil, who got it from TeaFairy. Thanks ladies.
This was actually rather tasty initially, although after a few sips it tasted kind of soapy to me. Don’t take this review too seriously, however. As it’s been a long day. I arrived at the wedding, & as I stepped out of the car I was immediately assaulted with a chemical in the air. They were spraying bug spray on the grass where the wedding was going to be. I’m sure I’ve mentioned that I’m chemically sensitive, so this was abhorrent to me.
I took my harp inside, & (now you’re gonna find out what a horrible person I can be on occasion) prayed that it would start raining. AND IT DID!
Not immediately, but it did start raining before I was suppose to start playing, so the wedding was inside.
The truth is, I was pretty sure it was going to rain. It was only whether it started before I started playing, or after. It it had started after, I would have had to pack up my harp immediately, for obvious reasons. Since it started before the wedding, I didn’t have to worry about getting wet!
From Sil, this one is an oolong with various fruits. It has a tart & tangy lightly sweet character. There is a vegetal quality to it as well. I’m tea starved, I haven’t had a cup for hours, so at this point I’ll probably drink anything, but luckily this is actually a nice cup.
Not somethings I’d stock, but nice to try.
The last sipdown until later this evening, as I’m gonna be leaving to play at a wedding in a little while, & I need time to dry out a little, if you know what I mean!
The wedding is at this neat old lodge in Grafton, Ill, & I was thinking it was about an hour away, but I just realized it’s actually more like an hour & a half, so time to get moving! Here’s the website of the place, located north of Alton, IL, & also north of Elsa, IL (big attraction for Christian Scientists, they have a college there), along the Great River Road (big tourist attraction, especially for Bikers). It’s a gorgeous day, so there will be hundreds of motorcycles along the way. By the way, anybody wanna buy my Harley? 1200 Sportster, 05. Her name is Ruby, kind of like this tea, & she is lava sunglow red. I never have time to ride anymore…
The tea: Another one from Sil. It’s tart, rich, & spicy, but again confirms that although I enjoy some teas from Taiwan, I much prefer teas from Yunnan & Fujian more. There is this underlying taste to some Taiwanese teas that doesn’t always sit well with me. That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t drink a cup of this, if offered, however.