1677 Tasting Notes
THIS is how you start your day. :) Thanks Sil!
When I took my first sip, I thought this was struck by how different it was from my other TTC tea – Sun Moon Lake 147. This was darker, thicker, and reminded me somewhat of Teavivre’s Bailin Gong Fu tea. With subsequent sips and I can taste fruit like apricot or peach. It smells malty and delicious too. After reading the description, I was able to pick up on the cinnamon notes, but the menthol has eluded me. That’s ok. :)
I’m currently rating this at 80 because it’s really good, but not quite at the point where I’ll be daydreaming about it later. At least, I haven’t yet. :P
Thanks 221tea! I didn’t really expect to like this as much as I did, but I’m going to have to restock this! Also, I LOVE, LOVE LOVE that it comes in a dinosaur tin. Yes. This is going to go to my daughter in my next (eventual) Adagio order. I actually cold-steeped this for nearly 24 hours and it was just tasty and great. Fruity and sweet and rich. I think I’m getting mostly cherry out of this too. It was good iced, and hot – I tried both today. :O
Sipdown! I finished this off, while TK finished off Metropolitan Tea Company’s Kid’s Bumble Fruit, and now I’m back at 183. Woo!
It’s funny – I hadn’t rated this on my spreadsheet and wasn’t sure what to put it at but then decided on 80. I log on here and I’d already decided that months previously! So, I’m consistent! :D
Thank you Sil for sharing this with me! I steeped it for 4 minutes and that seemed to be the right way to do it. This tea is a mild chai, with hints of orange and vanilla. I wonder if I should have steeped it even longer? It’s nice, with a bit of punch but Amy could definitely be punchier. :P Maybe Rory mellowed her out a bit?
And with this cup done, I am at 186! (and as Sil would like to point out, with all my incoming orders I’m more like 208), but that’s ok. I’m topped up on Butiki, WP, RiverTea, Adagio, A&D, TTC etc so I can’t see how anyone else could tempt me with a sale now! issues you a challenging stare