2344 Tasting Notes
This is from the BBBB, courtesy of TastyBrew8.
I haven’t been drinking much in the way of greens, not because I don’t like them, but just because I love black tea more, & especially this time of year! However, I finally had a cup of this, since Sil & Cavo had it, & also because I’m behind on my BBBBox sippings, & it’s a nice little fresh tasting green. A little springtime, in an otherwise dreary day (if you look outside, anyway). Thanks TB :)
I’ve been composing a piece for tomorrow’s Winter Solstice gig at the Unitarian church, where we’re doing Ceremony of Carols, plus my original song, “Midwinter’s Canon”, from my xmasy CD of the same title, & this original piece, which I haven’t named yet, LOL. For the musicians in the room, it’s new agey, improvising over a framework, a little wierd, haha, starts in C minor, eventually ending in C Major, the theme being light emerging from the darkness. A little cliche, I know, but I’m known around here for my improvisations, & they asked me to create something special, so that’s what I’ve been working on.
And now I’m taking a break with this Keemun, which is tasty! I think I mentioned last time I drank this that it is a more manly Keemun than the Organic Premium Superfine. I think I love them both!
Now back to work…
I got an oz of this with my black friday butiki order. I was kind of nervous about it, because even though I like roses, when I opened it the rose aroma was fairly intense. I went ahead & made a cup in my new Russian Tea Glass (which I love!), & I’m pleased to say that I enjoyed it! It was a lovely after dinner tea, & although there were a LOT of roses in it, many more than I’ve ever seen in a rose tea, the rose flavor wasn’t overwhelming at all. Nicely done, Stacy!
My package FINALLY arrived!!! There was a label on it from the PO, apologizing for the damage to the package, which had obviously been opened, & then re-sealed, plus the label from Verdant was missing as well. They must have opened it, checked the invoice, & added a hand written PO label to me. So of course, the first thing I did, after hugging my postal delivery girl & shouting, “Hurray!”, was to make a cup of Sichuan Caravan!
The new blend is different, but still tasty. I believe the previous blend, which featured Yanxin’s Reserve Shu, was a bit sweeter than this version, which uses Master Han’s 04 Shu, however it is still gingery goodness. I have some Yanxin’s Reserve hidden away from last year, & I also got some of Master Han’s, so sometime soon I will have to brew them side by side for comparison & fun.
Today I drank multiple re-steeps of this plain. Next time I’ll try it with some Maple, cuz I likes it that way too!