1859 Tasting Notes
ok, it IS my tastebuds. I know for a fact that there is more to this tea than I’m tasting, & basically, all I’m tasting is bitterness.
I’m not gonna waste any more time drinking new teas today, until I can reset my tastebuds somehow.
It’s probably a manifestation of my general grumpiness today.
I added a little sweetening, but I’m not really digging that either, although I’ll go ahead & drink this cup, in hopes that the caffeine will lift my mood. We’re watching ‘interns’, & I have Dr Who set to record (don’t worry, I won’t post any spoilers). I’m just gonna zone out & do Reiki on myself & watch this movie.
I brought a bunch of teas with me to Tony’s this weekend, basically the whole box that Sil sent me recently. So I reached in & grabbed one, randomly. Here it is.
The name of this one implies a sweet & smokey lapsang type tea, at least in my mind, but this one is more savory, & a little bitter, at least to my taste today. To be fair, I don’t think my tastebuds are working right.
I’ve been playing around with the steepster iphone app, & I just have to say, I love it! Jason, you are one awesome dude! It’s very user friendly, & the only thing it doesn’t have is the discussions groups, but that’s fine with me, as I don’t frequent them as much, & I can save that for when I’m using my laptop.
This was my first tea of the day when I woke up a few hours ago. It’s a very gentle cup, sweet & creamy & although I like it, I always wish it was stronger. I’ve tried adding more tea, but it never seems to get any bolder. So it’s probably just me, LOL. I guess if I want a bold tea, I should go with something else, right?
Anyway, after the first cup we went to breakfast, where I was forced to drink lame swill masquerading as tea. It was really nice to come home & make a re-steep of this one, & it really is a lovely tea. I’m just a grumpus today.
Another tea from Sil.
I almost bought some of these same mini bricks from Yunnan Sourcing, just out of curiousity. I’m glad I didn’t. They aren’t anything I’d want to have around. Worth trying though.
There haven’t been very many reviews of this one. In fact I wrote both of the other ones. I rescued this tea from the Here’s Hoping TTB, & it is a very peppery chai, but I’ve enjoyed it!
And it’s a sipdown! 183, I think.
I still love this one! This was my tea for the road this morning, as I had to go teach at the university. The next time I drink this one, it will be a sipdown, so guess who is planning an order from The Tea Spot?
Let’s see…I’ll need more of this…& some of that russian caravan…not sure what else…
Another pleasant tea that I drank this morning from sil.
I can’t really much about it, but it I remember that I enjoyed it, as I was getting ready to run out the front door.
Thank you, Sil, for making my morning!
I woke up groggy & I kind of feel like my body is fighting something off, but I have things to do, so I wanted something bold & rich, & here it is! I’ve enjoyed all of the teas that I’ve tried from American tea room.This one has a brightness to go with the earthiness, a nicely balanced tea that I would drink with breakfast any day! MOAR!!! I want Moar!
Another bubble bath tea, for the long soak I deserve.
I think this one is much better with a 4 minute steep. The banana flavor becomes more present.
I’ve enjoyed this blend, and it’s a sipdown.
One of two teas I brewed for the bubble bath.
I accidentally let it steep 4 min, instead of 3, & although it was a little bitter, it was still drinkable.