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I’m curious about the bitter taste takgoti gets from this and wanted to do a little e-tasting with her to see if I could pick it up and see how it reads to my tastebuds, especially since she likes it so and bitterness, to me, is usually bad. So I’m really really hoping I can match her experience.

The wet leaves smell like burnt muscatels. Or like lima beans. Fortunately the juice has none of that smell. No burning, no beans. Just grape. Or like a sweet white wine. Starting to sip… there’s a light fruity taste at the front that, after I swallow, dries out on my tongue and gets tart. Sadly, takgoti isn’t finding the bitterness anymore but I’m wondering if it’s that end taste I’m getting that was just all over the tea taste and not just at the back. Because as I breathe without taking another sip, the taste grows from the back of my tongue to the roof of my mouth and the tartness because… pretty strong. If that is the taste, hats off to takgoti for solidering through it.

As it cools a tiny bit, the tartness becomes softer at the back of my mouth, but then as it cools to lukewarm, it shows up again and layers itself on top of the whole tea taste and covers my mouth. Feels sort of citrusy (though doesn’t taste like orange or anything…. just the feel). But again, the tartness is still milder than when the tea is hot so it adds a not-unpleasant dryness and… sort of refreshing feel. I think I like it best cooled to this level instead of hot, which seems a little… aggressive.

So while I didn’t get to repeat takgoti’s previous taste experience, I had fun and probably examined this tea closer than I ever had before. Thanks takgoti!

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teaplz

YAY for e-tastings. They’re far too much fun!

And lima beans? ……. I don’t know about that!

takgoti

I’m gonna have to try and get this back to where it was and note everything for you so that maybe you can taste what I was tasting. Take two was especially bizarre, but the first one almost certainly happened because I let it sit for so long.

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teaplz

YAY for e-tastings. They’re far too much fun!

And lima beans? ……. I don’t know about that!

takgoti

I’m gonna have to try and get this back to where it was and note everything for you so that maybe you can taste what I was tasting. Take two was especially bizarre, but the first one almost certainly happened because I let it sit for so long.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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