1774 Tasting Notes
Thank you Bonny for grabbing these, and to Sil for passing it along . This tea is fantastic. It’s just, really amazing. I steeped it for 2 minutes, and the result is clear, and light, and tastes like rice, and sweetness, and spring.
I also really love that these teas are individually wrapped – they’re so convenient to steep, and I’m considering how easy they’d be to keep around the office. And they’ll stay fresh longer too!
I’m actually quite excited to resteep this a few more times, especially since the tuo cha hasn’t fallen apart much at all! :) Thanks!
This tea is hitting all the right spots today. It’s sweet, and chocolatey in the same way that Laoshan Black is, but I’m also getting something fruity, like dark cherry and honey from it too. I’ve been savoring this cup for an hour now, and I’m just going to have to resteep it. There’s nothing else to be done.
Woo! I just got restocked on this and so I brought a ccup to work!
(Why only a cup? Why didn’t a bring a tin?)
Anyway, it’s lovely and I’m happy I have it, but my taste buds must be off bc not only am I getting the typical fresh amazing chocolatey notes I expect, I swear I’m getting… blueberries.
Really? Blueberries? Ha. I might be imaginging this, but I wanted to note it so I can compare it to my next cup!
Sipdown! And I’m at 160, until I get home and open up my Verdant order. :P
I’m slowly letting go of sipdowns again. I don’t want to feel like I HAVE to drink teas that I’m nearly out of and feel lost when there’s nothing that only has 1-2 cups left. I stress myself out so easily you guys. :P
But it is still nice to finish this because it sat in my cupboard for a few months! It’s your typical Adagio blend – a muddle of flavours. This time it’s EG, with caramel, and something that makes me think of cookies and some other things that don’t really match but don’t take away too much either.
Considering I’m drinking this while I organize all my fanfic in Calibre (800 stories! :O), this is the PERFECT choice. (And how many of these stories are to fix the terribleness that was Reichenbach? SEVERAL). I transferred everything over to calibre a few months ago, which meant I lost all my tags/story summaries, and then I forgot I hadn’t finished updating them and now I am and it’s really great. GUYS, it’s GREAT. Like, I will literally know how many Supernatural stories I have, and how many Harry Potter ones, and I can already easily find the one where the octopus keeps hitting on Tony Stark (who’s not at all interested).This, well, it just comes up, ok. :P
Well, someone added this into the system, so I’m going to use it.
It’s a mystery oolong, and it’s great. I’m super sick right now so I’m barely drinking any tea at all, but for some reason the idea of this seemed really soothing. It’s a nice green oolong, with just a little bit of roastiness. I can barely swallow it down because I’m so pathetic, but it’s lasted me 2 hours and it’s still great cold.
So I’ve been off all week and my sleep schedule is messed up bc I’ve been staying up later and later watching Goong (Princess Hours) and playing Fantasy Life on my 3DS and basically the point is that I am drinking Second Breakfast while I wait for actual breakfast and it’s 2:45. :P
I hope I’m not working tomorrow bc it will be pretty much impossible to get to sleep around midnight. :P
This tea is really good. I was a little concerned about drinking breakfast tea on an empty stomach but it’s not THAT strong. It’s very malty, a little sweet, and a little heavy like warm bread.
This tea is totally hobbit-worthy. Thanks Sil!