845 Tasting Notes
I’m having some gaiwan runs with this tea while I can tomatoes.
Seems a little early to can them, but my grocery store had some really nice romas for 4 lbs for $1 so I bought a lot of them to make 3 quart jars worth – I should of got more, but I only have 3 jars! Everything went really smoothly and easier than I remember canning to be. Though, I enjoy using my gaiwan when I’m doing work in the kitchen, maybe the tea made it more relaxing?
This tea is much better running through a gaiwan! It came out sweeter! However, 4th steeping suddenly got too astringent!
Earth day! Customary to Earth Day for me, here is some metal music about Earth Day http://youtu.be/Uh8XAsS0vvU
I’ve been dragging around all day, just really tired. The weather has been hot, my allergies have been kicking in and making today kinda yuck.
YUM! This tea is super yummy! Laoshan black chocolate genmaicha is soooo dark chocolatey with some nutty, malty and roasty. It’s comfort food and luxury in a tea cup!
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/laoshan-black-chocolate-genmaicha-from-verdant-tea-tea-review/ The green owl brought reinforcements this time
working on this sample, woot!
And it is way too hot to have hot tea today – I’m having this as an iced latte with honey! Pretty good, tastes like banana milk to me! I didn’t add much sweetener as I have dinner coming up, but this came out pretty sweet like candy. I see others say it tastes like “banana runts” however I think it tastes a little better, as I dislike banana runts! When I was a kid, I used them to throw at people, or fed them to my dad LOL!
EDIT: tea hating husband took a sip – he said it tastes “okay” ! Woooot progress!
Sip down! Yeah, on a roll! I got a number of mates samples kicking around, however this is the only one that is fruit, the rest are coffee like.
Annoyingly, its HOT again today! 78F/ 26c! WAHHH! So iced teas today! At least this tea is really good iced! I still like this one and may get more, but they don’t take paypal and I’m not keen into stepping into their store with pushy sales. Though maybe my roommate will wanna go and we’ll tag team those sales people!
The coolest tea travel mug around! Just make sure you screw the caps on tightly! I love using this tea tumbler for cold steeps and iced tea, but it also does well with hot green and white teas.
I got this travel tumbler from http://zentealife.com/
The bad? It advises not to use boiling water in the instructions. You wouldn’t want to use anything more than 200F anyways as the body also gets pretty hot. The filter is also on the small side and is a tight fit if you use whole leaf teas intended to make a full 16oz tumbler of tea.
I still love this tumbler though – no leaks and it looks really cool!
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/04/20/t-free-hourglass-travel-tea-tumbler-tea-ware-review/
Sip down! In latte mode!
Gah, I only had a teaspoon left, my dad drank it all when he was visiting me! With my teaspoon of Chai Amazonia I only could make a small latte. Pretty good flavor for a chai, though i made it a little too sweet (maybe from the stevia in this blend?). I made snickerdoodles last night (with white chocolate chips!) and they go amazing with chai! YUM!
Yesss! I’m down to 199 teas! Nooo early next week it’ll probably go past 200 again when I get some teas in the mail.
I’ve been drinking a gyokuro for most of the afternoon for my blog. I made a huge mess! Water and leaves all over the place! It reminds me how back in art school I was always the one who’d get paint, pencil shavings and graphite all over myself. Things never change!
So, I was craving a good white after all that green tea, and I got time to squeeze another cup in before I cut off caffeine for the day, so how about one of my fav teas? Iced of course – it’s 30c here in Long Beach! WTFFFFFF! I know some of you Steepsters still haven’t seen spring yet!
Super yummy! Love the watermelon flavor, so fantastic! Back to working on blog stuff!
Yeah, sample sipdown!
This time, as a latte! Hmmm.. I really think this tea would be better as a black instead of the mix of black and green. The latte came out a little weak, despite using double the leaves.
Having this iced!
Argggg! I made a nice big tea tumbler of Agua di Jamaica iced, set it on my desk in front of me, then forgot about it when I was knitting. I’m trying to design a market bag knitting pattern and having some issues with cast on stuff.
So, my drink got kinda watery from the melted ice once I realized there’s a nice cold tea in front of me. Really nice berry flavor with a citrus aftertaste! Yum!
Cold Steeped! Darn it, I thought this could be a sipdown, but I got another serving left! BOOOO!
This is much better cold steeped as the astringency is gone. It’s kinda buttery, lots of sharp veg flavor with a little nutty. Ehhh, stale though probably because this tea is kinda old.