1865 Tasting Notes
This is a really lovely tea, & although I am not as wild about it as my other half (that’s you, Sil, LOL, at least in the tea world), I do enjoy it. I know I should write more detailed notes about it’s layers of deliciousness, but right now I’m just trying to play catchup on a long & busy day!
The aroma of this tea is lightly floral & a little coconutty, but there is also a smell that makes me think of parmesan…kind of milkly but a little pungent. I have enough in my sample to try it a few more times, which is good because really, I was doing desk things while sipping this, so it didn’t get as much attention as it should.
I’m not a huge milk oolong fan, but having said that, there wasn’t anything objectionable about this cup. There also wasn’t anything memorable.
I’ll have to remember to cut back on the number of pearls I use for this one! Most of the ‘pearl’ teas require 6 to make a decent cup, IMO.
I previously used 6 for this one, & that was too many. Today I used 5, & I think that was also an over-leaf. Next time I’ll try 4!
Still a tasty cup though, just a little on the strong side! Oh well, I have places to go, people to see, harps to move, etc. A strong cup is what I need. I steeped 3 times: 3 min, 4 min, 5 min, all very potent. This tea resteeps well! (alternatively, maybe next time I’ll shorten my steepings as well…)
I have seen these pearls on steepster, & Jeweled Thumb was kind enough to send me a sample. I finally got a chance to try them out today, & although they were ok, they weren’t really my thing. I do enjoy a good jasmine tea from time to time, but today it just didn’t do it for me.
It’s probably me, rather than the tea.
However, thanks to Jeweled Thumb for sharing it with me!
And that’s a sipdown!
I spent the afternoon prepping the Here’s Hoping TTB for travel.
It’s full & ready to go!!
Tea Sipper is in for a real surprise! Heheheheh
I also prepped the BBB Box, which going out to Sil tomorrow!
So drinking this tea was my reward, & it was also my pleasure!
Another tea from the HHTTB, & a sipdown. There wasn’t much left of this, so Drew used it all. I tried a small sip.
:p tastes artificial
From the HHTTB
My son Drew made a pot of this & I drank a small cup. I think I sampled this before from the first swap I had with Sil. It’s not bad, though not something I’d keep around.
From the Here’s Hoping TTB, and a sipdown.
I’m winding down my sampling efforts. This is a pleasant roasty oolong, & although it doesn’t have the amazing incense & caramel qualities of some of my favorites, it is still a nice cup, with a woody & nutty character.
And this one is like the afterglow…sigh…
(If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, read the review I just posted on Tiger Assam. That will clue you in).
This is such an awesome cup of goodness, so deliciously bold & malty.
After spending all day yesterday sampling teas that were mostly blah,
I’m really taking great pleasure in this cup.
Remember the movie, “When Harry met Sally?”
I’m like Sally right now, during the famous scene where she’s talking about women faking orgasms (am I allowed to say that word here?).
“Yes!! Oh God Yes!!….”