970 Tasting Notes
This isn’t so great with milk and sugar. It’s best on its own.
Quick note while we game this afternoon.
This re-blend is tasty! It seems more buttery than I remember, but still good.
I just finished two cups of Laoshan Black and hadn’t had enough black tea, so I went immediately to this. The contrast is easier to discern. The PTA is sweeter, brisker, yet also slightly astringent. This is a lovely tra.
Too bad I’m out now.
J says that even if I’m not working by November (and I better be?) that we can justify $100 for Black Friday sales! So, I’m making that public so neither if us forget in a month. Bwahaha
So I can see where this blend is going, trying to be all mild and vanill-y and delicate, but it’s too delicate for me. At the end of the night I want something stronger before bed.
I’m not too upset though. There are plenty of Butiki teas that I adore and I cannot afford them all anyway!
Yes! I’m loving the creamy lemon today. That’s just what I wanted this evening and considering I was just looking to get closer to a sipdown, I was surprised by how tasty this is.
So a few of you are telling me to put maple in this tea and that tea and I don’t have maple so that’s a real bummer, but I’ll tell you what I DO HAVE:
MAPLE CHAI PU-ERH.
I think the verdict so far, after 3 days of oolong sampling, is that I’m just not that into oolongs. This is nice, and smooth, and just a bit floral and vegetal and it’s fine, but… I just don’t see that I’d crave it very often.
It’s good, but what would I ever do with an oz of it?
I’ll rate it when I drink the second pack!
Mmm.. I haven’t had this in forever! It’s not as grassy as I remember but it still tastes very fresh and bold. And it does remind me a bit of regular Ceylon tea but with more complex flavours than I’m used to from the tea bag days.
And this is a nice quick sipdown for today! (113)
Shouldn’t be too long before I’m at 100. Focusing on all my oolong samples will be the biggest help there!
This oolong is good but I was hoping for more pomegranate this time around.
This poor tea! This is my third cup and every time I try to review it, something prevents me. This last time I just lost my note because I opened up 8tracks in another tab of my browser and crashed the entire thing. Stupid, stupid me. I know 8 tracks crashes Opera. I just wasn’t thinking.
Anyway, thank you Little Red Cup Tea Company for this generous sample. I have to say that I really like the marketing and packaging for this tea. It’s distinctive but looks great.
As for the tea, I haven’t had a lot of experience with Keemun’s, but I do enjoy this. It’s brisk and smoky but not as smoky as lapsang souchong. (My throat doesn’t feel like it’s being grated). There’s a bit of natural sweetness to this that I enjoy and there’s no sign of astringency. It tastes ok cold too, which is good to know as I let this sit too long!