1766 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
Thanks Sil for sharing this with me. Someone must have had a particularly mouth-watering review because it was on my wishlist.
So my first cup of this was knocked over by the child and spilled all over my computer desk. Thankfully both laptops were saved! Yikes. There are seriously 2 safe spots in the entire house – she can reach everything!!!
My second cup is much better; I could drink it! It’s sweet and smokey and just a little bitter. I’ll have to try a lower temperature for the last bit, but I enjoyed trying this!