3071 Tasting Notes
Another one from Sil, which I think she got from Schmiracle.
I used to have a pretty good collection of fandom teas from Adagio. My sons & I were really having a good time with their blends for awhile, especially the Dr. Who & Hobbit ones.
So, the first thing I noticed when I opened this was the aroma of almond, which was kind of pronounced. I’ve tried all three of the teas in this blend, but never together. It’s actually pretty tasty, especially with Maple added.
Thank you Sil for sharing this sample with me!
This tea smells like eggnog, & I love eggnog! I also love nutmeg, & I grate it into so many things, especially pancakes.
This tea is delicious, especially with a little Maple added (of course, how could I not?)
This should be a permanent blend in Ms Stacy’s Arsenal of Awesomeness!
Green tea with Jasmine? What’s so decadent about that?
I guess my idea of decadence runs along other lines: chocolate, caramel, creamy texture, rich & amazing, sexy even…oh, & make it black!
For my personal taste buds, there is nothing decadent about green tea, although I do enjoy it. I also enjoy jasmine, sometimes more than others, but to me this is just another green tea with jasmine. End of story.
That’s to my dear Sil for sharing it, but I do enjoy trying new teas. Also thanks to MissB, who shared her sample with Sil (who shared it with me).
It’s been a little while since I drank this one. This tea is an ultimate breakfast blend, combining Verdant’s top teas from 4 genres into one amazingly balanced cup. White, roasted oolong, 2 blacks, & shu puerh, each contributing elements of excellence: Sweet, chocolate, rich mouth, a little spice, cake…yumm!
This blend shifts from time to time, as the Shu, Oolong, & White teas change, but the 2 black teas, Laoshan Black & Zhu Rong have been constant, at least since I’ve known this blend. Each batch has been slightly different, but they’ve all been awesome.
I probably should have more to say about this one, but I’ve had a rough time with tea this morning! I had to be out the door at 9am to go play a wedding, so I started a cup of this one, & forgot to set the timer. I was making breakfast, changing a broken string, & other multitasking activities, so it probably steeped 10 minutes. Needless to say, it was bitter, so it was dumped. I made another cup, took a sip too soon & burnt my tongue, loaded my harp, changed into my gig clothes, & it was tasty, but lukewarm at that point.
I got back from the wedding & made a third cup, and then sat with it until it was cool enough to sip. It’s quite good. Nicely malty, the floral aspect is a little more on the savory side, just a little bitterness, with a nice milky kind of mouth.
I am suffering from not enough tea, & I need food too. The only real decision I have to make is what teas I’m taking to Tony’s house & which pjs I want to spend the next 36 hours in.
Sometimes I really wonder how it is that this tea tastes the way it does. I mean, really, how? If I don’t drink it for awhile, I start wondering if I just imagined it’s awesomeness, or maybe it was the power of suggestion. But then I drink a cup, & there it is: Chocolate! Awesome roasty chocolate goodness. Not just the feeling of it, but the actual taste. It varies from season to season, sometimes more beanier. But ultimately, this tea is pretty awesome.
I think they take tons of cacao hulls, chop them up, & bury them near the tea plants.
Yup, that’s got to be it!
I drank this earlier today:
1T + 8oz X 3/5min
Like nearly every YS tea I’ve tried, it’s delicious! A pleasant thick mouth, nicely malty, creamy, sweet, & slightly savory at the same time. There is a chocolate sensation, but it doesn’t really taste chocolaty to me. I think the 2nd steep was just as good as the first!