2855 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. :)