2335 Tasting Notes
This is actually my 2nd tea of the day. I started off with Yunnan Sourcing’s Premium Jin Jun Mei, & now I’ve moved on to this one. Small fluffy leaves, a yeasty sweetness, with a slightly hops kind of taste. This was one of the first teas TastyBrew included in the BBBBox, & it’s hard to believe I still have some of it! :)
I’m finally getting around to sampling my steepster select teas.
This is a nice dong ding, with a creamy texture up front, a little roastiness & a nice sweet taste. The aftertaste is bright & grapey around the edges of my mouth, with a lingering coffee-like taste up the center of my tongue. I have a few dong dings in my collection, so I’ll have to sample them before I come back to this one again, to see if it’s really all that remarkable.
I’m are Tony’s & it’s snowing!!!! It’s really snowing!!!
I predict a full day of tea drinking, supernatural watching, pajama wearing, logs in the fire, & food!
Yesterday they were predicting up to a foot of snow, so I came well stocked with tea, in fact, as usual I brought more tea than I could possibly drink. I brought the BBBB, the Steepster select samples I still haven’t drank, & a few other random things. Silly me!
I’m starting off with this one, TastyBrew’s offering from the BBBBox. I love the name of it, I love it’s backstory. I want to love the tea, & although I don’t hate it & it’s far from boring, it’s not something I will ever love. It strikes me as a Darjeeling type. The leaf is more of a green color, the sip starts out kind of cream of wheat like, but then a spicy lemon takes over the back & sides of my tongue. There are floral elements to the taste, & it does have other layers in there as well. Definitely not a morning tea for me, as it hits my empty stomach with the queasy effect slightly. It might make a nice afternoon pick me up & palate cleanser though. Still glad to give it a try!
I played my first gig of the year today, a wedding at The Jewel Box. It’s one of my favorite places in St. Louis for weddings. When I got home I made myself a cup of this, to continue celebrating Stacy’s birthday. Then I went on FB, & that’s when I discovered, it’s not Stacy’s birthday today! More like her half-birthday. Oh well!
I’m really enjoying this tea today. No description, it’s just a pleasure to sip, with a little pastry quality, & the bug bite taste that we love.