845 Tasting Notes
Phatty cake! What a great pu’er! The highlights of this tea is it is easy to drink, full flavored, bold with notes of earth, chocolate, wild mushroom, spice, raisin, sweet, smoke, and mineral, all developing and changing with further infusions.
I should really buy this cake, I made another order recently for some stuff on sale and pass on the cake. Next order then! I had a really good experience with Mandala teas so I’ll be ordering again for sure!
To read my full review aka Oolong Owl’s pu’er tea drunk party time, check out the blog entry http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/mandala-phatty-cake-from-mandala-tea-tea-review/
Phew, done all my errands for the day! Worst was biking up a freaking hill, with a flat tire, hoping it doesn’t start to rain. Well, my cardio is done for the day! Phew!
I had The Persimmon Tree’s Coconut creme cold steeping and ready to drink upon my return, yay! Very tasty, refreshing, coconut sweet and floral!
Sip down! Yeh!!!
Had a weird day so far. After my first cup of tea, I was about to make something stronger, but I had to go out for lunch. Had sushi and drank some genmaicha that was more rice and popcorn than tea. Finally home for a bit to have tea! yay!
Nice, tangy strawberry and creamy tea! yum! Now off to get ready for jiujitsu – there’s a special memorial and open mat tonight, as one of our black belts passed away last week.
I haven’t had this tea for awhile, and I just have a little left!
I went a little heavy on the leaf and Yummm! So creamy and silky! However, I’m really sleepy still, I think I need to switch to something stronger!
Gah, why am I not a fan of this tea? This tea is from Meeka from our Steepster meetup.
I always wanted to try this tea – the appearance is pretty cool! I used my gaiwan for this tea and it was a treat to watch the dusty lumps expand into large deep green leaves!
Taste? ehhh. I was getting a delicious smooth, savory ginseng medicinal but also with licorice and sweetness. The sweetness hits my tongue similar to stevia and was a big turn off. I’m not really into licorice either. Ah well, I’m happy to of tried it!
Cold steeped overnight!
The oolong comes out very nice, floral and grassy. The peach is an aftertaste that is refreshingly sweet.
Doh, I also only have 1 more cup after this!
ICED TEA MODE!
And only one serving left after this one.. geeze, that’s been happening a lot lately. Made a big glass of iced tea, chilling out after 2.5 hour jiujitsu workout. What was weird was when I poured the tea into the glass all was well, but I needed a little more water, so I added a bit to the leaves and shook them – which turned cloudy – I forgot there was yogurt bits in this tea!
So, zoning out here, drinking tasty sweetened fruity herbal, looking up cheezburger stuff:
I did at least 5 to 7 steepings earlier today with this tea. I decided to finish it off by adding the leaves into my tea tumbler (t free) add a bit of hot water, waited a minute, then topped with ice.
Pretty good! I didn’t add any sugar and the pu’er is light and ends on a sweet note, perfect cold. Hopefully this unclogs up all the excess pizza I ate for lunch. Ugg.
Ty to Meeka for a sample of this from our Steepster meetup!
No steeping instructions, and Silk Road has this tea out of stock so there was no info there! Whatev’s, I can deal with it. 200F, quick steeps via gaiwan. However,my constant trips to the gaiwan is driving my roommates a little annoyed, as they are scrambling around trying to get ready for their LARP trip this weekend.
No fishyness or bitterness, earthy flavor ending with a little sweetness. Early infusions has a dark chocolate note mid sip. What I find interesting is how this tea can be super black in colour, but with taste with a good level of flavor and not blasting pu’er strong!
Gah, just one serving left after this one! Where’d all the tea go?
Candy tea, yay! Spent most the day sewing on owl feet and working on the tea blog. Now making artichokes for dinner, which I can’t stand. I hate preparing them and while I find they taste good, I dislike the effort required to eat them. Also a pain as it’s 31c / 90F outside, so the house is hot and hanging out next the artichokes boiling away sucks. Having Yaya Strawberry iced to keep cool.