1864 Tasting Notes
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.
I drank several short steeps of this while I was practicing this afternoon, in sets of 3: 1 in the cup, 2 in the pitcher. The first round looked like this:
5G + 4oz adorable blue lotus porcelain teapot (rinse) X 5/10/15 seconds.
These cups were lovely, light chocolate a sweet caramel.
2nd round 30/45/60 seconds. Also a tasty treat, with building flavor
The 3rd round was just meh for me… that is when the gravely gut starts, so onward to another tea.
This is still my least favorite of verdant’s black tea offerings. Maybe I just haven’t found the right steeping parameters…sigh…
Sipdown! I think that puts me at 185!
It’s been quite awhile since I drank this one, & since my first student of the day especially likes greens, I made the final pot of it to share with her. I don’t always care much for flavored greens, but I really enjoyed this one today, as did my student. Gentle greens with strawberry, naturally flavored, & subtly so.
1T + 16oz preheated teapot X 2 min @ 170 = lovely!
I laid in bed until 10 this morning. It felt so good to really get a deep sleep, & this drizzly overcast kind of weather is really conducive to sleeping, at least for me! Once I got up & did my yoga, which felt SO good, it was time to start teaching (11am). This was the tea I chose, doing multiple gongfu steepings, & I think my taste & smell are a little off this morning, as it seemed to lack a little depth. It is a more savory tea, for sure, with good energy, but maybe it just wasn’t what I was looking for today.
I enjoyed several steepings of this during the afternoon. It’s a really yummy one, with the buttery sweetness of semolina, & an earthy base note that is soothing, like a walk in a cool autumn forest. The later steepings have a bit of a cooling effect.
I will definitely have to restock this, as it is a delicious roasty wuyi oolong, with yummy chocolatey maltiness, very rich & fruity.