1226 Tasting Notes
I went to the LA farmers market as part of my anniversary outing! Looked like it was gonna rain the whole time! Though, last year it rained really heavy after the ceremony!
I got a nice glass gaiwan and cute owl cake pan
OMG must make Owl tea cakes!
and I got home just in time to have a round of tea before I cut myself off caffeine for the evening! So, running Dragon Feelers though my glass gaiwan, which is ouch, hotter to deal with. I’m tempted to knit some gloves (cute owl cables?) with little non slip finger tips for gaiwan use! That be so geeky!
Dragon feelers? So far so good. I think I like the western brewing better as the flavor is stronger, but this is still good. Very green beany today. They are entertaining to watch in a glass gaiwan!
Ugg, steak tartar for dinner.
Today is my husband and I’s first wedding anniversary! We had our civil ceremony a year ago, though our family wedding event was 6 months ago. (I had a fiance visa, so we had to get married in 90 days, so we couldn’t plan the wedding that quick).
So, of what teas I have time to drink today, I will drink my favorites! This one! So I tried it at 175f instead of 212f – i can taste the green tea more, the tart is less, and less fruityness. The colour of the cup is an orange. Overall, a lighter flavor.
Hmmm, it’s a toss up, but I think I like 212F more. Maybe I’ll try a temp in the middle!
Off to.. I dunno what we are doing yet. The weather is pretty grey looking so picnics and garden tours might be out.
I have a huge jar full of individually packaged bagged tea. I remember this one was a favorite before loose leaf.
I totally dislike when I open the package and I get sprayed with matcha. Taste? ehhh, kinda stale, though this has to be pretty old. The
silk plastic tea bag I can see the tea looks like grainy mush. Oh, i’m spoiled from loose leaf. Snooty owl!
Had this while I made dinner. I was cooking a chicken recipe from “50 Shades of Chicken” cookbook. Seriously a very weird cookbook! Nice recipes though. I’ve been using my gaiwan while I’m in the kitchen doing stuff like cooking or cleaning.
This tea was really light for gaiwan runs and the first steepings looked like hot water, but had that sweet corn vegetal taste! I got ummm.. 4 steepings? I can’t remember. Last couple where really good and had a pale peach colour to the tea.
Oh, and I was interrupted by the UPS guy. I had like 5 seconds on my steep and the doorbell rang. I chose to pour the tea and get the door rather than oversteep. It wasn’t a tea related package though, boo!
Thanks to Rachel Sincere for a sample of this! TY! Wild Watermelon kinda looks like DavidsTea Goji pop.
Wow, this is pretty good – it’s a refreshing and watermelony with a grassy tang of lime. Its slightly sweet, but could use more sweetener.
I got another cup’s worth, which I will save for an iced tea later on.
Sample sip down!
ARGGGHHHGG! I got the hiccups and they are bothering me! GO away! /hiccuphiccup! I got a sample this with my last DavidsTea online order. I cold steeped this tea for like 7 hours.
Ehhh, it’s okay. The pomegranate is really light as an aftertaste with a snippet of tart. The main flavor is the strong green mixed with a bit of black tea richness in it. I’m oddly picking up some floral, like jasmine. My roommate thought this was a jasmine tea as well.
Drinking this makes me miss Pom Power – now that’s a pomegranate tea!
Sad – had an interesting tea tale with this one. I disliked it the first time I tried it, but was told to make it as a latte, now we are talking! Steepster is awesome!
Anyways, my last latte. I’ve been saving this cup, but I really need the tin room right now. Sadly, as much as this is tasty buttery, rummy, coconutty latte tastyness, I don’t think I’d get more of this tea for awhile as it’s only good as a latte.
Anyways, off to work on some artwork – it’s my wedding anniversary soon
More samples! Wahh, this one is kinda old, oh well. This one came from Kittena!
First sip and I’m reminded that 52 Teas makes good lemon teas. The lemon tastes zippy and flavorful with a hint of sweet. The strawberry fruit hits me as a mild aftertaste. The white base seems a little stale, however, this sample has been kicking around my “try it” box for awhile.
I’m gonna wish list this one – I can see this being a killer iced tea, with slices of lemon and strawberries! YUM!
Sip down sample! This one’s from Kasumi no Chagin.
I got 4 rounds with a gaiwan on this black. First 2 infusions were really good! Had an interesting sweetness and fruity (grapey raisin?) going on that I wasn’t expecting. However, steeping 3 it started getting bitter and steeping 4 was full out bitter.
I find the bird logo on these Majani teas quite attractive!