1902 Tasting Notes
I am now done with this stuff but I need to get more – so smooth and delicious! :) See previous notes for more info…
This tea came as a free sample from Harney and Sons and I’ve had it for a while and am just getting around to trying it now…
I like the citrus quality here, it’s kind of lime-y and the ginkgo is also adding somewhat of a nutty element. I am not too keen on the mint though. Overall I think there’s a bit too much going on here and this tea is a bit overwhelming. I ended up pouring it over some ice and it was a little bit better that way, but I don’t think I will need to buy any of this.
Yesterday I was at the Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco which is one place you can get the mini 1 oz. Kusmi tins. I have had the “Russian” series but this is the “Afternoon” series I am currently working on.
Yeah, it’s the morning and not the afternoon but I am drinking this anyway! I’m not normally a huge fan of chocolate teas but I do kinda like this. It definitely reminds me of a chocolate chai and has a peppery element with some cinnamon in it. I added some soymilk and it is really good that way. Some of the reviews here are mixed, but I liked it pretty well.
This is a lovely jasmine tea, I don’t usually go for jasmine but somehow I was in the mood for this tonight and I wanted to have a relaxing evening.
This is a really lovely cuppa – slightly fruity, smooth and even a bit sweet. The jasmine smells great and is not too soapy or perfumey. I steeped this in the gaiwan for 30 seconds and had 3 steeps of it like this.
So tonight I think I am staying at home to read Jane Eyre and I might have a few more cups of this. I know that’s kind of boring but I have a long day tomorrow with an all day ink painting workshop, tea and then meditation! wheee!
First tea of the morning here, it isn’t terribly exciting but a decent gunpowder, very deep and vegetal. Only slightly smoky, IMO.
see previous notes for more info
oooh, if you’ve ever wondered whether you should cold brew a gyokuro, I think you should try it. :)
I let this cold brew in the refrigerator overnight and it’s delicious, light and sweet… very vegetal and almost creamy. A success!
I don’t ice too many darjeelings, but it’s been so freakishly warm here in San Francisco. I made some of this earlier today and just tossed it over some ice. It’s really good this way — a bit fruity and sweet. It doesn’t even need sugar!
I had two cups of it this morning so far… I know this tea will not last me very long at the rate I am going. It’s so good!
I hate to be a bummer down in bumsville, but this tea is not what I was hoping for at all. I’m not getting a lot of brandy, though the apricot flavor does mix well with the honeybush. I guess it’s a bit cakey but I’m not really getting caramelized brown sugar either. I did feel that the flavors came to life a bit more when I added some turbinado sugar and a bit of soymilk.
Not terrible at all but it just didn’t live up to my hopes and dreams…. :)
Thank you Stacy for a sample of this lovely tea. :)
I really admire the aesthetics of these hand tied stars, they are quite beautiful.
I steeped the tea for around 5 minutes or maybe more, at 180f. The flavor of this tea is very mild and light, reminds me a bit of artichoke and has a slight sweetness in the finish. Someone mentioned brothy and I agree with that sentiment. It’s kind of nice for this warm sunny day. I guess when it comes to green teas I am more a fan of the japanese kind, but I’m glad I got to try this. Rating reflects my own personal preference…