1873 Tasting Notes
Another tea from the Here’s Hoping TTB:
Arianna & I shared a small pot of this.
When I think of truffles, I tend to thing ‘chocolate’, like a chocolate bonbon filled with caramel or something.
This is the other kind of truffles. The kind you use pigs to find.
It’s buttery & savory, & Ari, the chef, said it did have a certain truffle like flavor to it. We both enjoyed it.
Another tea from the Here’s Hoping TTB. This one doesn’t have a page, & quite honestly I’m feeling a little drained this afternoon, so I’m just putting it here.
English Breakfast teabag from Den’s Tea.
I am a fan of breakfast blends at times, so I couldn’t resist giving this one a try, plus it was one of the only unflavored black teas in the box. It’s not bad, kind of like a tea you might get if you asked for tea at a restaurant. Rather generic, but acceptable.
Another sample from the Here’s Hoping TTB.
I’m probably using the wrong heading for this, as the label says “White Matcha Sample 3”. But I don’t care. There is no entry to match the label, & since this is from Red Leaf, this will be good enough.
I don’t know if this is stale, or what. When I opened it, it smelled like a jar of lipton instant ice tea. I treated it like I treat regular Matcha, whipping it into a foamy cup in my Matcha bowl, & it was terrible, LOL. At least, I didn’t care for it at all. Now I know. ;p
Another tea from the Here’s Hoping TTB.
It’s been awhile since I had a Gyokuro. I do enjoy them. It’s a very pale infusion, a very sweet spring green color. The tea is like a thin Matcha, very green & delicious.
Another selection from the Here’s Hoping TTB.
My daughter Ari showed up this morning, so of course we had some tea. This is one of the selections, which for me was kind just ok. Ari really enjoyed it & had another cup over ice, which she liked even more.
From the Here’s Hoping TTB
MMMM, it’s been awhile since I drank a houjicha, & it is perfect as a genmaicha blend! Beautiful & roasty!
I hate when my notes get evaporated. I posted on this one earlier today, & I’m sure it was a divinely inspired post, but I don’t remember what I said, & it’s gone, so…whatever…
I do recall that I enjoyed this cup of tea though :)
Another darjeeling from the Grab Bag. This one is a 2nd flush, with a richer muskier taste, thicker mouth, less astringency, & it’s rather fruity as well. I now have the hang of Darjeelings, at least as far as the brewing is concerned. I’ve been giving them 190 for about 3 – 4 minutes, & that seems to result in a pretty decent cup of tea.
As this one cools, I’m getting a very bright almost lemony sensation towards the back center of my tongue that lingers after the sip.
I’m starting the day with samplings from the grab bag Tasty Brew added to our BBB Box, so that I can get this box in the mail! This one has a definite apple peel taste, with a bright grapiness around the sides of the tongue. It’s a little on the astringent side, & I’d probably better eat breakfast before I sample any more, LOL, as my stomach doesn’t take well to astringency when empty.
Last night I ate a bunch of Blue Diamond almond & rice crackers. That turns out to be a mistake, as I woke up with a headache & my guts have been hurting all day. I gave up grains (among other things) nearly 2 years ago, & every health issue I had has gone away since then, every ache & pain, etc. So every now I then I think, “I haven’t eaten THAT for awhile. How bad can it really be?”
It’s always a mistake. The worst one was the english muffin I had about 15 months ago. I suffered for that one. Never again.
Oh well…we live, we learn, right?
As soon as Stacy said she was working on this blend, I wanted it. The Irish Breakfast came out so good, I knew I’d love this one too. I drank a cup yesterday evening. I drank a cup today after the gig. I didn’t really think about the various tastes, I just needed to chill out & this tea became my chill out tea. The familiar rich sweetness of Taiwanese Assam, the grounding earthiness of Keemun, & a little brightness too. It’s a tasty brew & I’ll probably be more descriptive in some future post, but for now I’d say it is a very nicely balanced & blended tea, because none of the components stand out on their own, they fit together like a puzzle, creating a smooth,malty & sweet cup.