1700 Tasting Notes
Sil was nice enough to send me a little bit of this! And I could tell by looking at it that it was a Yunnan tea! I get points for that!
As expected, this is a nice light tea, with bright honeyed notes. I can’t really tell the difference between this and other Yunnan’s though. I guess I need to work on that!
It’s a Yunnan! I like Yunnan teas! I like THIS Yunnan!
Not sure what to say besides that. It’s slightly sweet and very smooth. No bitter aftertaste. Golden orange colour. Each sip savoured.
I needed this tea. I’m stressing out about having to find a new job in Toronto in Sept. :| I really like the benefits I have with this job! I’m my own boss, basically. I can manage my time – come and go as I please. I can wear jeans and a t-shirt to work, and sit cross-legged at my computer. I can surf the net while I work. And I get paid a pretty decent amount. How the hell am I going to manage to find something like this again? :O Trial and error I suppose…
I guess I should probably update my LinkedIn profile, in case that is a thing that actually helps you find work for people who aren’t programmers etc.
So, I definitely need more black teas at the office, apparently. Good thing my H&S order is being shipped directly here! (Not that I’m trying to hide it from my bf per se…. but more variety here will be nice!)
This is an interesting tea. It almost reminds me of a green with some of the notes. Odd! And it’s slightly bitter, but I guess that’s the muscatel notes you would expect from a Darjeeling? It’s a little grassy, but I’m getting honey too. Very pleasant, but not for daily consumption.
Oh and this is 1 cup away from a sipdown! I’m at 124 now, (assuming nothing arrived in the mail today), so I’m pretty happy about that! :) Of course I’ve got 10 from Butiki and 8 from Harney&Sons coming, as well as a bunch from Terri. My work is never done! Bwahahah
Another sample from Sil!
I’m not sure what to say about this as I’m drinking it and wishing I had other teas at the office to drink instead. And it’s not this tea’s fault – I just saw that A&D have free shipping to Canada for Father’s Day and it reminds me I need to get the bf something for Sunday, and that I’d really really like to be drinking some Tiger Assam. And maybe my Tiger Assam tin could use a companion? Except it shouldn’t. :| I’m just looking at the website longingly just to tortue myself. (I’m supposed to be on a hiatus because I went a little overboard, and I don’t even know what the other A&D teas taste like but I sorta want the tins! Can you see how I went overboard before? Ha!)
This tea seems sorta mellow – it’s barely fruity and barely caramel-y and these additions don’t overwhelm the base which is also mild. It’s pleasant but I need something stronger right now.
(It’s not you it’s me)
Sil made this sound so good that I bought 2 oz of it. That’s sorta how I roll with Steepster.
I’m happy I picked this up though. It almost has this thick bready texture to it, as if each sip was heavy in my throat and filled me up. It’s sweet, and cinnamony and I can practically taste warm icing. And… the best part is that this is only the first steep! The instructions were VERY clear that I should resteep this 5 times. Can’t wait to see what magic that does to it.