1641 Tasting Notes
So sad! I removed this from my cupboard!
Should I buy some now, while it’s still on sale? Should I wait until next week to see what Stacy offers on her birthday for a sale? Or should I just be a responsible grown-up and not buy any (considering I’m quitting my job in two weeks and will unemployed a minimum of one month!).
Being a grown up sucks!
Speaking of being grown up, I physically counted ALL my tea and added it to a spreadsheet so I can see how much of my tea is black/white etc and to keep track of the ones I really want to re-order. I love being able to sort.
Currently I have 114 teas, and 39% of them are Black! Aside from my 43 samples, the tea weighs roughly 105 oz and nearly half of that is Black tea. Yep – that’s the one I like the most of. I’m pretty happy I took the time to enter them all in.
Now I’m going to calculate (roughly) how much I drink in a day, and how long my current stash should last me. :P I can probably create a formula for that. Gotta love quiet days at work. #teanerrrd
I was just saying yesterday how I wish it was Fall already so I could get the best tea sales (and drinking teas in the fall has its own charm). Today I remembered that I have this tea! That’s pretty reminiscent of Fall! I had to try it.
I was, frankly, a touch disappointed. I was hoping for more pumpkin and spice, but then I added in one cube of brown sugar, and the flavours just “popped”. Sweet pumpkin essence, cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom…. Yeah, this is very relaxing and tasty. It’s also comforting on what feels to be a cooler summer day.
And goodbye Autumn Tieguanyin!
Thank you Verdant for the lovely sample. I had several cups of this and I can tell it is one that I enjoy. Now, is it one I’d re-order, or do I prefer other oolongs? That’s where things get difficult! There’s only one Verdant tea I’ve been disappointed with – the rest are just bad for my pocketbook.
ETA: This is REALLY SO GOOD. Can’t wait to re-steep it for the rest of the day.
Oh, this is really amazing. I’m happy I ACTUALLY didn’t oversteep this. I’ve just had bad luck with teas lately and I didn’t want to ruin this one. I’m training someone to take over my post too so it’s going to be harder to log notes as well as time steep times. :|
I bought it because the community was pretty much raving about it, and it was on sale. Boy, am I happy I did. First sip is bright and golden – sweet with notes of hay. And that something else lurking in the background must be the peach – I couldn’t put a name on that flavour, but when I read the description that just felt right. :)
I can’t wait to finish this cup, and the 6 oz still in my tumbler, because as soon as I pour that into my cup, I will start re-steeping the leaves to prep for round two!
As much as I love the Taiwainese Premium Assam, I think I’d like this one on hand all the time too!