2536 Tasting Notes
I was digging through my pu’erh box today and it’s been a long time since I’ve had this, I thought I would break it out and try some this morning. This cake is 7 years old already and will benefit from a bit more aging as it is still fairly aggressive, but I am drinking it with a lower water temp. and hoping it will clear up my stagnant qi. Nice lemony notes and some smoke here.
It wasn’t that easy to get out of bed this morning! I am feeling better than I was last night but still feel like I am fighting something off… I was supposed to go to a seminar this morning but I think I might lay low until my class tonight. anyway I decided to have this as my breakfast tea along with some toast and peanut butter. It’s very cinnamon-y, reminds me of cinnamon candy. At times I wish this wasn’t so one-dimensional, I guess I could always try adding something to it, like cardamom maybe. Still this is pretty good the way it is :)
It seems like I am coming down with a cold, I’ve been sniffling and sneezing a lot in the last few hours. I’m hoping it’s just allergies but who knows… took a Benadryl and some Vitamin C to try and cover both bases.
I’ve been wanting to try this one. I have to say, it strikes me as a spicy rooibos blend that definitely has a lot of nutmeg in it. I enjoy the flavor but am not really picking up cheesecake. I think my tastebuds seem to be off due to all this sniffling, so I will avoid rating this one for now until my nose is back to normal. :) It feels good to be drinking something warm and soothing. yay for tea!
Hmm, I don’t believe I have ever had this one before and I am really liking the salted caramel. It tastes like toffee, especially when sugar is added. It seems very rich and delicious! Sorry for the short note but I have a lot of stuff going on today… hopefully I will write a better one later.
Someone at David’s Tea sure seems to like pepper because there’s so much peppercorns popping up in their blends all the time, and I keep buying all the spicy teas! This is a fiery blend of ginger root and pepper, it has a little bit of stevia but I prefer this one with a bit more sweetener added, just because it’s so potent. This definitely seems good to me tonight and ginger is so good for your digestion, also as an anti-inflammatory. I’m glad I tried it, but once this is gone, I might just stick to plain ginger root & green rooibos without the pepper.
Flavors: Ginger, Peppercorn
It looks like I’m on a flavored pu’erh kick… I threw this in my backpack earlier today and it happened to come in handy before my class tonight. I went to Starbucks and just got a cup of hot water to steep this in. I should remember this strategy since a cup of hot water is free and I have a lot of teabags =)
As you can probably tell from the rating this is not really a favorite of mine. I think it tastes more like cinnamon than chocolate and for a pu’erh it seems kind of watery. If I have any more left of this I might just toss it in the compost. I don’t mind Numi’s cardamom pu’erh, however.
Having the flavored pu’erh of the afternoon as I’m still wondering why I have two boxes full of pu’erh that I never seem to drink! Since they don’t really go stale I guess they aren’t exactly at the top of my “must drink soon” list. I don’t like this as much as the orange blend I had yesterday, to me the cherry tastes too artificial. I wonder if I will ever finish off the bag I have of this?
I’m glad it’s Friday though ’m just feeling tired, for an unemployed person I am pretty busy with classes, volunteer work and applying for jobs. I think BF and I are going away for the weekend and it will be nice to just get away for a while. :)
This is part of a bunch of flavored pu’erhs I got from Nature’s Tea Leaf about a year ago. I have lots left since I haven’t been focused too much on drinking my pu’erhs.
I decided it would be wise to forgo the xiying for this blend since it’s made with orange, and I didn’t want the orange to affect the inside of the teapot. Instructions on the bag said to steep this at 185 f for two minutes and that’s about what I did. This is a really tasty after lunch/dinner tea because the orange is very natural tasting and the pu’erh is good for digestion. Reminds me a lot of a chocolate orange. I hope this tea revives me because I’m just not feeling too energetic today. This evening class I am taking is really quite time consuming and I’m tired!
Second steep with boiling water is also very good but the orange flavor had faded quite a bit….