2809 Tasting Notes
Finally finished this off today along with a bag of Teavana’s rock sugar I got as a Christmas gift. I don’t have much to say about this one, it’s one of my older teas so I’m glad I was able to drink it finally. It does still have some toffee flavor, which is brought out nicely by this rock sugar. I hope everyone is having a nice Sunday morning so far!
Lately I’ve been so stressed out, I’m only a month into my job search and already kind of a basket case. I wish I would at least start getting some phone calls. It’s hard not to worry about these things.
I bought a big tin of this a while ago and I still have quite a bit left. I don’t know if it’s losing some potency, but it still seems good to me. I like tulsi with other things, so this afternoon I mixed it with some assam tea and then added soymilk and sugar. I like this combination, it gives the assam a minty, earth flavor.
Must chill out….. :)
Good (late) morning Steepster!
Ugh, I am tired today, didn’t sleep too well last night and then got up at 5 am with my Sweetie who had to catch a flight. I did manage to nap for a few hours when I got home but don’t feel so energetic yet.
This is one of the samples I got from Obubu tea. So far, this may be one of my favorites. The tea liquor is light and definitely on the sweeter side, with notes of spinach and peas. There is only a very slight palate cleansing finish in the astringency. There’s something about the flavor in this that’s really nice and delicate, but not too light on impact. Recommended :)
Now off I go to apply for some more jobs… zzzz… boring!
Mmm. it’s a sipdown! I might get some more of this next Christmas but I still have plenty of tea left! This is a very yummy combination of mint, vanilla and decaf green tea. I haven’t met too many decaf green teas I like, but in this case there’s so much mint that you can’t taste the green tea anyway.
I’ve had a busy day! I’m applying for non-profit jobs but I haven’t heard a peep from any of the ones I responded to. I’m not sure what the problem is, but I might need to go back to grad school. Thinking about having to take the GRE is stressful! Math just isn’t my strong point, I think I’d have to take GRE prep course and maybe a basic math class just to be able to pass….
I got this in my last order with Mandala tea. I’m not sure why I waited so long to purchase some… maybe because I haven’t been drinking many green oolongs in the past few years.
This is so nice! It definitely has a buttery flavor and also has notes of coconut, amazing! When it’s sitting on my desk I feel like it has an aroma of buttered popcorn. Definitely exceeded my expectations and then some. Not fakey like some milk oolongs I’ve tried. This is definitely a tasty tea that seems to help relax me. I guess I need to relax right now, My life feels like a chaotic mess and I’m not sure what to do about it. Thinking about making a career change is hard. I think it’s time to slow down and have a tea break :)
Sorry for the short-ish note but I’m trying to do some productive things today instead of spending too much time on the internet. Wish me luck. :)
For the past few days I’ve been drinking shu in the evenings. The weather here has been so foggy (what else is new?) but I forgot until recently how good shus are for having after dinner. I should try to keep drinking them because I have a whole shoebox full (shubox?) :)
Today was very relaxing since I went to a 3 hour yin yoga workshop with this friend of mine and then had dinner at a South Indian restaurant. I feel like I’m all ready for bed but it’s only 7:20 pm… ha
These are nice little tuos, I especially like the square shape of these. I put one in my xiying and after a quick rinse I did two steeps of about 20-30 seconds each and combined them in a glass cup. This is a fairly mellow shu… it has a lot of coffee flavor in my opinion, smooth but also a little bittersweet in the finish.
The second steep seemed to get a lot more mellow and also darker. It definitely doesn’t seem to have a lot of fishy or funky flavors like some shus can. The flavor started getting lighter around steep #5/6 which maybe means I should have steeped it a bit longer but I might be all puerh’ed out for this evening!
This would be a decent tuo to try, especially if you were ordering other stuff from Pure Puer…
This is my sipdown of this morning…
I may have overleafed this today because it sure does seem strong, with notes of tobacco reaching almost epidemic proportions! I don’t quite remember it tasting so bitter before. I see that Verdant is not selling this anymore on their websit. I have enjoyed it…
Hope all my Steepster friends have a great weekend!
I am drinking this tonight, it’s been a while since I’ve had it and I felt like having an evening cuppa… I put a whole coin into my small yixing teapot and short steeps are good with this combination. Tonight this seems delicious and tastes like chocolate to me. I would definitely get some more of these coins, but I just looked at the Bana website and the package is $42 now! I think I paid about 1/2 that much a couple of years ago. I guess they must be selling out? I will savor this tonight…
I finally negotiated my severance package with my ex workplace, I think I will be happy when this whole ordeal is behind me!