1708 Tasting Notes
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!
I made this and H&S’s Florence this morning and thought I’d better drink this one first before my taste buds were corrupted by nommy flavoured tea.
I wasn’t sure about this one, but figured it’s a sample and a quick sipdown so why not get on it? And it’s great! Why do I always forget how great non-black teas are?
This really smells like honey, and it’s sweet, and tastes a bit like straw and grass. This is really gentle and delicious. It’s also a little toasy! I immediately want 4 more cups!
I’ll have to re-order this from Zen or somewhere else!
I like this more than the Silver Buds Yabao, although I’m still not crazy about it. I just want something stronger – this is too mild for me and I can’t coax out enough flavours.
Maybe I’m doing it wrong, but this was a sipdown. Maybe I’ll try another sample once I get a greater appreciation for non-black teas.
Woah! I can’t believe it: it’s a pu-erh and I like it! I gave it a quick 10 second rinse because I heard that was a thing to do, and then I steeped it for 2 minutes.
Yes, it tastes dark and earthy but it’s good. It’s slightly smokey and sweet which add a bit of depth to the flavour. Excellent! I don’t really feel qualified to judge this because I couldn’t tell you if this was a good puerh or not, or if it’s raw or whatever the other one is, but now I can venture out and explore more puerh.
I’ve got 2 samples coming from Teavivre so this is excellent news.
I’m no longer afraid of Puerh!