2348 Tasting Notes
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!
One of my Harp students came over for tea & scones (amy, the recipe is over in the discussions group), and gave me a bag of this tea & a russian tea drinking glass!! There is a photo on my FB, if anyone would like to see the glass: https://www.facebook.com/terri.langerak
Of course, I immediately made some of the tea, & it’s decent, although I was expecting more smoke, LOL.
This is a decent black tea. I’m having a hard time getting motivated today. That’s the price you pay for being self-employed. I woke up early enough, was all set to do my yoga, & ended up goofing off on my ipad for at least 30 minutes: steepster, FB, etc. I finally got my yoga done, made brekky, & now I’m goofing off again.
“But”, little terri says, “We’ve been working super hard for weeks!”
“Yes”, Ms Theresa replies, “and we’re not done yet! Don’t forget, we have the Winter Solstice concert Saturday night, with Ceremony of Carols again, & we have to play 3 solos, including one we haven’t even made up yet! Get to work.”
Ms. Theresa has spoken. I need more tea.
The good new is, I love my job!