1706 Tasting Notes
Woo! Cheap sample from the Persimmon Tree Company!
Now I have a theory that my old Perfect Mug from DavidsTea is effecting how teas taste. It just seems like I’m getting a “ceramic” taste or something that is taking away from my enjoyment. I really noticed it with H&S’s Vanilla Comoro as it was so incredibly amazing at work, and just odd when I had it at home.
This one also tastes like ceramics. So I made a new cup in my timolino and poured it into a bubble cup for comparison.
Perfect Mug: Mostly ceramic flavour, with chocolate and mint swirling about with hints of vanilla. Ok, but nothing I would ever crave.
Bubble Cup: Much better! It’s a strong rooibos flavoured blend, and I can taste the chocolate and mint much more.
So, I guess that’s settled. It’s my perfect mug that’s wonky. :| I’ve only had it since December, so I’m not sure what’s going on. Maybe I wore away the finish on the inside? Maybe I need to do some crazy thing to clean it and start over again? IDK.
Anyone notice anyting like this with their DavidsTea Perfect Mugs? This one has the darker coating inside, which is unusual as I think most of them are bright white. Maybe that’s part of it? IDK.
Sipdown (118 teas, and roughly 108 oz left!)!
This one is still very earthy, but not dirty and very good. I won’t restock it as I’m certain I will find better puerh’s out there, but I’m happy that I found one I could be friends with.
I guess if I’m worried about tea staining the tops of my teeth I should watch out for pu-erhs especially. Or drink from a straw, but that’s sorta ridiculous. Maybe my next job will have an awesome dental plan with teeth whitening in it? :O :O :O (yeahright)
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Whoops. I sorta steeped this for 6 minutes – sorry fancy tea – you deserve much better.
Still, this seemed to handle it ok. I think I let the water cool more than I should so it balanced out a bit. This is smooth and silky, and very light and sweet. I think that when I’m inspired by how awesome green teas are, I will be tempted to grab more of this!
Sipdown (119) – since we’re all counting back down again!
I drank it all for the sipdown, yeah, the sipdown, yeah!
Drinking this puts me at 120 teas, according to my spreadsheet, of which 48 are sample size (1-3 cups). Time to get back on track! I’ve got my new teas. I’ve got indulgent teas. I have enough.
Goodbye Grape oolong! Someday I will order you again. Some day, possibly in November. :D
I steeped this for 2 minutes instead of 1 and I’m almost singing from the hills.
It’s so rich and dark and full of honey and I can taste the malt and oh my…
Maybe next time I’ll steep it for 3 minutes now that my tolerance for strong flavours has gone up. I think I only have 1 oz of this left too. :O I better step up my point earning!
I’m bumping the rating on this as I enjoyed it more than before. I’m still super tired and seeing flashy bright spots but that’s what I get for getting 5 hours sleep: a combination of staying up too late to finish a knitting project I was excited about, and having the baby wake up an hour earlier than she should.
I’m hoping the guayasa does it’s thing. This is nice and mild, but I do feel slightly more alert than before!