2863 Tasting Notes
I’ve been having a little bit of an end of the month sipdown party over here, & this is another one. I’m staying in tonight, so I can a few end of the month things done in my office, including updating my tea list & printing out the new ‘Menu’. I’d like to believe that I’m ending the month with less teas than I started with, but that may not be true, as I’ve received several care packages from friends.
Oh, & I’d like to publicly apologize to the people I said I’d send out samples to, and also to the people who have sent me teas that I haven’t gotten around to drinking & posting about yet. I haven’t forgotten you or your teas, I promise!
So the first steeping of this tea is very tasty, fruity, & satisfying. The resteep is just ok.
I can’t believe I still have all of the green teas sent out last spring from the verdant TOMC & reserve TOMC. This is one of them. I enjoy them, but I tend to drink other teas instead. One of my goals for April is to drink green or white tea each day, so that I can start working my way through these.
This one is tasty. The leaves are pressed flat, resembling dragonwell in their appearance. The flavor is rich & thick (I’m on the 3rd steep), kind of nutty, & of course, green! I know that’s a lame & generic description, but I’m trying to get some work done around here, hahaha
I have a tendency to go overboard when I measure out tea, & today was one of those days. I over-tea-ed, & it was too potent. I divided it between 2 cups, adding more hot water to each, & then it was better, although I realized afterwords that I much prefer this tea brewed gongfu style. The leaves are gigantic, & I feel that the short potent steepings do it much more justice.
Nothing new to share. I enjoyed this one during the early evening. It was my reward for the official ‘start’ of this year’s garden. I inventoried all of my seeds, took a garden walk while making a to-do list, & then picked one thing to do, which was pruning my apricot tree, & I did it. I feel pretty good!