3004 Tasting Notes
Welcome to day 5 of little terri’s Ultimate Sipdown Extravaganza!
I managed to polish off 20 teas in the first 4 days!
This morning I started off with this CTC, so finely chopped that it looks like coffee grounds! I over-teaed the cup just a little, so it was potent enough to warrant the addition of stevia & almond milk, something I don’t do often these days, but nice on occasion.
Thanks to Lala for this generous sample. This sipdown brings me to 380 teas to go!
Another one from Lee, the flavor of Phoenix Mntn Dancong initially freaked me out the first time I tried one. Heavy with incense, with a tart finish, I’d never had anything like that. Over time, Dancongs have grown on me, & this one is nice. Roasty & floral, with an incense after aroma & long lingering grapefruit mouth, even after the cup is gone.
Sipdown! 383 to go!
One of Sil’s contributions to the BBBBox, which is currently headed my way to thwart all of my sipdown efforts. I’m sipping this one while warming up for the first of 2 weddings that I’ll be playing at today. I’ve still got about a half an hour before I need to get dressed (have I ever mentioned that I mostly live in my pajamas?), but this will be my last cup of tea this morning, as I don’t want to be water-logged at a wedding! This is earthy, bold, & actually very bright, with a kind of oaky tannin quality to it.