2859 Tasting Notes
Sil included this one in the BBBBox, & since I brought the box to Tony’s with me for the weekend, this one is first up. I enjoyed a cup with breakfast.
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I seem to have trouble with measuring out my teas at Tony’s house. I often over-leaf, but in this case I under-leafed a bit, so I suspect the resulting cup was a mere shadow of what it could be, but it was nice regardless. It reminds me a bit of the London Tea Room’s ‘Parisian Breakfast’, in that they share the chocolate notes & a little vanilla. LTR’s also includes some orange, & is especially nice with a pinch of sweet added.
I drank this one plain, & it was tasty. Maybe next time I’ll make it a little sweet, as a dessert-like cup, & a little stronger, & see what I think.
Another Sipdown, from Sil.
I drank the last of this from my cupboard awhile back, so it’s nice to find a sample in my collection of teas from Sil.
This is a savory sheng, with strong skull-shining tendencies. I’ve been sipping it all afternoon, while working on my taxes, which, disappointingly, are not finished.
Oh well…next week…
Tony is picking me up soon to go have dinner at the Greek place. I have no gigs this weekend, so I foresee a slackers weekend of relaxation, much needed.
In spite of my lack of posting over the last few days, I’ve drank my usual amount of teas:
Golden Monkey Black
…just to name a few…
So, now I’m having this, & I really need it!
5G + 4oz blue lotus porcelain beautiful tiny teapot X (rinse) 15sec/30/45/ etc
I warmed the leaf in the preheated pot, & it smells like some kind of heaven.
…sigh…just letting go & breathing for a few minutes, that’s all I need.
The Breatharians are a sect of people who claim to live on oxygen & water alone. They tend to become very thin & frail, meditate a lot, & there are stories about the famous leader of that belief, who appeared much more robust than the others, & was seen secretly eating a hamburger somewhere, LOL.
I have no desire to give up food, of course, & I have no doubt that my body needs it. But sometimes it’s nice to just sit & breath. To sit & breath in the aroma of something wonderful, like this the lime flowers in my sunroom (the meyer lemon & kumquats are also getting ready to start blooming…oh heaven!). And of course, like this tea. The aroma is cream of wheat cereal, with a big blob of butter melted on it, drizzled with a really good honey. Once I rinsed the leaves, the honey aroma became even more real & prominent.
I could get by just on the aroma of this…I could almost just breath it, but no, I drank the rinse water, I wouldn’t want to waste a precious drop. I’m drinking multiple cups, & with each cup, like magic, I’m becoming happier. This tea has excellent qi, & in spite of it’s lighter golden appearance, brews up into a rich & dark cup of tongue tingling sweetness. I’m sure I could go on & on, but I think I’m gonna do a little Taichi, to further enhance my mood, & then work on my taxes, for a little while anyway. Namaste.
I started the day with a cup of this, on the way out the front door to pick up Tony at the car repair place. We had breakfast, along with a few cups of Stash English Breakfast, then I dropped him off & came home to drink the resteep of my LB. Then it was a trip to the bank to deposit money (a good thing), & now it’s already 2:00. I be honest, I’m feeling like a grumpus. My plan for the day was to do taxes until my noon student, then do more taxes until my 4:30 student, & then finish my taxes (hopefully). I’m not mad at anybody, I just wanna get my taxes done, because I’m not allowed to start my garden until my taxes are done. (otherwise, my gardening addiction will take over…).
I’ve complained enough…Gratefully, I enjoyed this tea.
I served this to one of my students & her mother, lightly sweetened. Everybody loved it! I drank a small ‘jello shot’ cup of it, & although it initially tasted a little soapy to me, when I let it sit for a minute, the soapiness went away & it was a tasty treat.
Thanks to Lala for sharing a bit of this. :)
For this trial, I used the following parameters:
5Grams of tea + 8oz of water X 1min/2min/5min
Teavana: This one started out as light cocoa water, building with each steep & by the 3 steep had a nice sweet flavor with a slightly thick mouth.
Teavivre: Mildly malty, sweet, & smooth, but kind of plain.
Mandala: A more masculine cup, bolder, but with a somewhat bitter edge. Definitely the maltiest, but there is a wierd taste that I can’t describe to this tea, which I don’t always care for.