882 Tasting Notes
Backlogging from last night.
This is a sample from Angel and Teavivre. Thank you!
I can’t believe I don’t have a note for this one because I’m sure I had it before. It’s a beautiful tea both in appearance and taste. The dry leaves are bright green, uniform in size, and fairly flat. Once steeped they retain their beautiful color. Very pretty.
The taste is nutty and vegetal, and it feels silky smooth. As the tea cools the nutty flavor becomes stronger and has a very slight sweetness to it. It’s very nice and easily the best Long Jing I have ever tasted.
Hmmmm, this had a decidedly cardboard taste to it. I think I may have over steeped it. I’ll probably lower the water temperature a little and keep a close eye on the clock the next time I make it. Even with the cardboard I could taste the pineapple. Hopefully next time I’ll get a more cake-y flavor out of it, too.
I have been trying for years to stop drinking diet soda. My success has ranged from a few days to two months, but I always end up reaching for a Coke Zero or Diet Dr. Pepper at some point. I know it’s unhealthy, and I need to stop, but I’ve accepted that just stopping won’t work. I’ll need to replace the diet soda with something else. So, I’m keeping cold brewed teas in my fridge so I can reach for those instead of chemical filled carbonated water when I want something cool to drink.
I really enjoy this tea as a cold brew. The flavor of the green tea is very crisp and clean with a slight grassy flavor. The blueberry is more much more subtle in the cold brew than when it’s steeped in hot water, but it is the perfect amount of fruit next to the base tea.
My Whispering Pines order arrived yesterday which means that this lovely is back in my cup today. The rest of my order is actually a Christmas present, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to hold out once I had this back in the house. Thankfully I bought a whopping four ounces, so two of those ounces are back in the tin where they belong. The other two will wait under the tree for me. :)
The tea… it’s full of chocolate notes as well as cherry, malt, and honey. Once the tea cools there’s a deeper molasses flavor. There’s also the taste of multigrain bread which is so good when combined with all of the other flavors going on in this cup. The tea is moderately thick, smooth, and not astringent. It resteeps very well with more bread like flavors coming out in the second and third steep. Delicious!