2335 Tasting Notes
My final tea of the day was this one, from the Verdant Reserve TOMC from last December! I joined the Reserve club a year ago, & still have some of most of the offerings. I decided I’d drink each of the December ones this month, so this is a sipdown. I sat around sipping it in the late afternoon, while I was studying some music I’m working on (& rewriting the parts to simplify them a bit. I don’t have much time to learn this, & nobody in the choir or the audience will no the difference…shhhh).
So, the wet leaf had a salty & savory aroma. The early steepings were creamy & even had a cream-like taste. Very lovely & mild. Otherwise, it tasted like a Sheng! LOL.
Just a quick note to log the other teas I drank. I posted them with the app, but received a notice that they didn’t post. I don’t remember the exactly what the note said, but here’s what I drank today (cuz I’m tired, & just too lazy to pull up separate pages on each one):
At the first gig from 7:30 – 9am I had Black Gold (which successfully posted) & Black Beauty (yum). Both from Mandala. I also drank a cup of Elderberry before I left the house, because I was feeling a little bit like I might be getting sick, & since I’m pretty behind on sleep, I figured it might be a good idea. I need to stop by Cheryl’s herbs & get some more.
In between gigs I stopped by the house for 15 minutes to refill my travel mugs & take a few bites of something (I can’t even remember what I ate!)
At the 2nd gig, from 11:15 – 1:15, I drank Irish Breakfast (Butiki) & Teavivre’s Superfine fragrant Keemun.
When I got home I had Hattialli Golden Lion.
I wish I would be giving more details on all of these teas, but lets just say I thoroughly enjoyed them all.
Why, oh why, didn’t I buy a cake of this when I could? It doesn’t make sense, it’s so delicious. Of all the Shu puers I’ve had, I’m pretty sure my most favorite ones were all from the Xingyang workshop.
This one has such a wonderful creamy texture, & the flavor is sweet. Today I’m getting vanilla custard layered with bananas & a sprinkle of cinnamon. It’s subtle, but it’s there. Such a lovely treat.
5G in Yixing (rinse) X 5sec/10/15/30/45/1min…
In the later steeps there is a light woody incense, & the sweetness & creamy texture linger.
I got home from my gig this morning & had breakfast with my son Leif (he fixed it, BTW). I also had a pot of this. It’s rich, it’s malty, it’s chocolatey in a grown up chocolate kind of way. This would be a sipdown, except I actually have more of it on order, along with a few other goodies from the Tea Spot.