1855 Tasting Notes
Another sipdown from NofarS. This is a very lovely tea with a fruitiness that reminds me of the Sun Moon Lake teas Sil & I bought awhile back.
I’m claiming a triple sipdown on this entry.
First off, I finally made tea eggs, using the last of the Happy Lucky’s Lapsang, plus the last of the Lapsang from the London Tea Room. Drew & I split one, & he thought it just tasted like a boiled to him. Of course, there is much more to the flavor than that, but I’m not quite sure how I feel about them, to be honest. They look cool though!
The third sipdown is for this Nilgiri, thanks to NofarS.
I’m enjoying it as an after lunch tea. It’s a little on the bright & edgy side for me today, but not a bad cup, & will be followed by a shower, as I have a new student coming in about an hour. I don’t want them to realize what a slob I am until they’ve had a chance to get to know & love me first! :)
Another Sipdown from NofarS box of goodies!
A decent little shu, leaning more to the dark & earthy side, but no off flavors. I enjoyed this earlier today. :)
Third sipdown of the day, thanks to NofarS for this generous sample!
I’m not a huge fan of milk oolong, although I don’t mind a cup from time to time, and it makes for a nice contrast after something bold like an Assam, & a nice segue to the more roasty oolongs that I love, or another bold black.
This one is pleasant enough. The initial sips were lightly floral & just “ok”, but near the end of the first cup, the flavors built up a little more to the taste of powdered milk & a tongue thickening sensation. The 2nd steep starts out with a stronger floral essence & vegetation, & I’m getting a bit of a perfumy sensation, but I think that’s because I oversteeped this cup.
My 2nd sipdown of the day, from NofarS.
I love the name of this Assam. It’s just a cool name, IMO.
A nicely potent Assam, rich, dark, & almost coffee-like, with a pleasing bitter edge. It’s also very bright at the top end, as if trumpets were playing that wake up reveille, if you’re not familiar with the tune, here it is, LOL.
Little Terri’s Sipdown Extravaganza, Week 2, Day 2!
I’m still working on my box from NofarS, thanks!
I realized that my numbers are a little off, as I drank 4 of the teas from this box while I was in Florida visiting my folks, so I’m starting the day @ 274 teas! I’m sharing this box with my tea sister, Sil, so she can sample All the Teas too, so as I polish of my share of each generous sample, I’m setting them aside & counting them as a sipdown. There are still a BUNCH of teas left in this box to try! Nofar, you are awesome! I hope you’re enjoying the box I sent to you as well :)
So this Yunnan is tasty, with the rich butter sweetness, slight mushroomy kind of taste, & thickness to the tongue that I love.
This is my final sipdown & tea of the day, again from NofarS. I’m ending the day with 278 teas in my collection!
I started drinking gongfu steepings of this while teaching my final student of the day. I’m not sure how many cups I had, but once her lesson ended I got busy cleaning the stove hood, & all tea drinking came to an end. I am saving these leaves, however, as I’m sure they still have much more to give & after a quick rinse tomorrow, I plan to steep them out some more. This is a smooth & tasty shu, free from fermentation flavors & odors, with a sweetness to it & a nice earthy grounding energy. It brews a deep dark cup, & that’s the kind of cup I love!
Another Sipdown from NofarS :D
Although I’m not a huge fan of white teas, this is without a doubt an excellent quality white. Long whole leaves, with a robust dense character about them, the flavor is gentle, as white teas are, but not flavorless by any means. I enjoyed drinking several steepings of this while teaching this afternoon.
Another Sipdown from my box of teas from NofarS!
I enjoyed this Darjeeling while I was teaching this afternoon, after all the errand running, but before the stove repair & cleaning. It has as light fruitiness, along with a floral aspect to it. A nice afternoon tea.
Another Sipdown from NofarS, thanks!
This is a tasty blend, & a pleasure to drink today while I was driving around St. Louis, trying to find a few parts I needed to repair my range hood, which must have been installed in the Great Depression.
The parts were eventually found, everything works now, the filters have been replaced, & the whole thing is now cleaner than it ever was!
This tea is a tasty blend of both Assam & Yunnan teas, which are my favorite teas to enjoy, so sipping on it while I drove around helped my day along immensely.