1676 Tasting Notes
This is one of the more astringent Assam’s. And that’s ok, especially if you like to add a little milk or cream to help tame it, but I like to soldier on and drink it plain. It has a nice bit of malt, and the tiniest hint of sweetness!
I don’t regret drinking this over my Tiger Assam, but it does make me appreciate the Tiger Assam more. Sorry, Beast of the East.
I chose this as my sample for next month’s Simple Loose Leaf selections because it sounded interesting, but puerh’s make me a little nervous because when I don’t like them, I really don’t like them. Why not find out for sure?
And now that I’ve had some, I think I’ll select this one after all!
It definitely has that smooth earthy taste you would expect from a puerh, but it’s also bright and tropical! I can taste the creamy coconut, and fruity papaya. It’s not a blend I would have thought of, but it works!
So far I’m off to a good start with my subscription!
OMG, this tea. O.M.G.
I actually didn’t snack on anything tonight because I drank two cups of this and it satisfied my sweet tooth and made me super happy. It’s like a lemony pastry thing, with butter meltling in my mouth…
Thank you 221B for this and the giant bag of samples that was packed along with it.
(i wonder if i can resteep it a third time?)
Thank you Kat Maria! (187)
I brewed it hot and I’m enjoying this fruity green/white, but it’s just a little bit of strawberries, and oddly, a little bit of butter, and comfort, and it’s nice and all that, but I don’t know that I’d take it home to meet my mother or anything like that.
Speaking of… mother’s day this weekend! :O I have little time to dig up some kind of gift and ensure she gets it in time. #failed I bought her tea before but I don’t know that she’s actually drinking it or would want any more. :| And we rarely speak. Ugh. We did take a mold of my 2yo at work, so maybe I can send her a copy of my daughter’s feet? It’ll be late but something like that might be cool.
Ok, back to work. Back to drinking tea!
ETA So all the new Summer teas are out, so I grabbed the Summer pack and mailed that to her (in BC, so it’ll be late). Even if she doesn’t drink a lot of tea, she DOES like iced tea, especial decaf ones! #patsselfonback I also sent her the bubble pineapple mugs bc they’re cute.
Thanks VariaTEA (188)
So, I’m an idiot. I’m completely exhausted and drank two cups of this tonight and didn’t realize that it was green rooibos. (Uhh… I can haz caffiene?) :P It’s freaking tasty though, and now I can get this AND Melon Oolong because they are actually quite different and good for different times of the day.
ETA: I’m actually REALLY a big idiot because this isn’t the tea I drank. :P Can you believe that? I drank the Ripe Mango Oolong from Kat_Maria and it was delicious and I loved it, and I KNEW that it had big leaves, so why did I think it was a green rooibos?
Anyway… move along… nothing to see here!
Thank you Roswell Strange for letting me try this tea! I’ve had bad luck with 52 Teas lately but this one is just whammo-perfect!
It tastes really bright and fresh! It’s just… boom! Here’s your cucumber! And then as you’re thinking yeah, this is pretty good, it fades and you can taste the mango as the sip finishes.
Shadowfall sent me this with our last joint order, and I just polished it off today! (200)
Yum: chocolate. It’s not an exceptional tea so I’m drinking it with milk. Thanks for sharing it!
And I’m at 200 teas! VariaTEA bumped me up but now I’m under my panic level. Now to drink drink drink before my swap from 221B and my teas from Simple Loose Leaf arrive.
I think I’ll aim for 175 for the end of the month!