1902 Tasting Notes
You can never have too many straight black teas, which is really the reason I got this with my last order. :)
First tea of the morning here, the sun is out and I will need to go for a nice, long walk later.
I steeped this for 4 minutes and am enjoying it. I don’t think its anything in particular to write home about, just a nice yunnan black tea. It has some light notes of malt/sweetness along with a very mellow character. I would definitely recommend trying this plain before adding anything to it, it doesn’t really need a lot. I am not really getting the peppery note described, but perhaps it’s too early in the morning!
Here’s another tea I got from the Jasmine Pearl Tea Merchants.
This tea sounded very intriguing to me… a smoky dark blend with orange and spice. I would say the predominate black here is the keemun, along with a bit of lapsang. Then I am picking up the orange, clove and lemon… the rose is very faint. It is a bit like a chai but with more smoke and more citrus. I like this a lot better than I thought I would, it is very warming on a chilly night — especially since the heat is still not on here at full force.
This is yummy afternoon/evening tea that is really good! I like this blend.
After lunch tea here for me…
I am glad it’s Friday. I feel like a nap is in order but I don’t think I will get to leave the office early enough. More caffeine it is. This is a yummy dessert tea, I almost forgot I had it hidden in my desk. See previous notes for more info.
Finishing off the last of this great tea from Butiki, I have enjoyed it. See previous notes for additional information.
One of the teas I got yesterday from the Jasmine Pearl Tea Merchant.
Last night I had Indian food for dinner which didn’t really sit well. I thought perhaps this tea might be nice for settling my stomach a bit.
In my opinion the spice in this tea is VERY strong, the ginger really stands and then the cardamom. The peach is a very faint note somewhere in the background. This blend is not for the faint of heart, it is definitely stronger than any other ginger peach tea I’ve had. I like it though, and ginger is really nice for a chilly San Francisco day.
Tea of the morning here — last night the heat did not come on in my apartment so it’s been chilly. BRRRR! I needed some tea.
All of my new tea orders came in this week so I’ll be busy logging & drinking soon.
This particular blend is nice but I think it needs more strawberry flavor, see previous notes for more details.
3rd Flavored pu’erh here from Nature’s Tea Leaf.
The tea I received looks like a big leaf pu’erh. I’ve had a few before and didn’t really love them, but this blend is kind of nice.
There are dried orange peels in the tea and the flavor is VERY orange-y but natural. I can’t help but think this might be good with some ginger and a little less orange, but this is still pretty nice especially as an after lunch tea.
I decided to do a second steep of this, which turned out pleasant enough and slightly less orange-y. Also it was good with a touch of turbinado sugar. It would be interesting to try this as a chilled tea, I will have to try that someday.
I’ve been out of this for a while but decided to get more with my latest order from Verdant. I forgot how good this is! yum yum
Sorry I wasn’t able to get a picture from the NTL website.
Of course once I get a bunch of new teas I am keen to try them all, so I thought I would give this mango pu-erh a whirl.
This actually smells very nice and natural in the bag. I steeped the tea for 2-3 minutes (sorry don’t have an exact parameter).
Yum! I really like this. The mango flavor is very sweet and natural and it doesn’t overpower the pu-erh. It has a chocolate sort of taste. These two flavors go fairly well together. I decided to add some soymilk to this because I was wondering how it would be as a latte. I think I prefer it plain but it is nice with the soy, it’s kind of like a tropical milkshake.
Overall, good! I think I would get some more of this. The marigold petals are a nice touch. I much prefer this flavor over the cherry.