2859 Tasting Notes
I have no idea which harvest this is, but probably from a year ago. I went through a phase of stockpiling this tea, & really, I should probably drink it every day for awhile, because I have plenty.
Obsessive compulsive? Yeah, but the other reason I collected it was so that I could do comparisons on the various harvests, over the course of a year or so. I realize different harvests are going to be nuanced differently, due to various factors, so one of these days maybe I’ll open a series of bags, to sample & compare them. Or else I’ll just have enough LB to drink for the rest of my life.
This one? Unsweetened cocoa with a beany backdrop. Yeah, I like it, although some harvests have been beanier than others, & those have been my least favorite (but I have no idea which ones they were).
I got my 2 sons to help me string a fence across my yard, so that Trouble the dog can’t poop & dig in my garden anymore. It’s nothing fancy. We used cheap fencing that I already had, & I made a gate out of a section of fence, some wire, & a bamboo post. Like everything in my garden, it will probably be temporary, but then again, maybe not. I posted 2 pics on my FB.
Now I’m relaxing at Tony’s, enjoying this tea, & watching Cardinals baseball. Unfortunately, it looks like Pittsburgh will win this one :(
I’ve claimed sipdowns of this tea twice! First I drank a Sample Sil had provided, then I received another sample from Garret. And then Sil sent me some more!
Not like it’s a problem, or anything, because it is a tasty cup, & I enjoyed a whole pot of it today with my lunch. See previous reviews for further comments, because I know I’m not really doing this tea justice today.
Starting the morning with this one, from a tea order Sil & I shared awhile back.
Such a wonderful sweet mouth thickening cup! I still haven’t tried this one gongfu.
I’m trying to get motivated, because one of my college students has her Senior Recital Hearing today at 12:30. She’ll play the recital for myself & 3 other faculty members. There are forms for their comments, & of course, they have to give the go ahead for the actual recital, which takes place next month. It’s mostly a formality, & I’m sure she’ll do great.
That’s the main thing on my agenda today :)
This Shu has an almost moist pliability to it. It starts out a little musty, with a peatmoss type personality. After a few steeps, that mellowed out, & it’s an ok tea, but doesn’t really have that much personality, if that makes sense to anyone out there. It also didn’t really hold out for long on resteeps.
Regardless of my lame comments, I’m grateful for the opportunity to give it a try, thanks to Tea Explorer, & I have enough to drink it one more time. Who knows, maybe my tastebuds are just lame today, right?