1772 Tasting Notes
Thanks to Dinosara and Sil for letting me get my hands on a bit of this puer. I’ve been drinking it all evening in my little pot. I’ve been pouring multiple steeps into an 8 oz cups so that might be negating all the benefits of gongfu steeping, but it’s fun to try things out.
This one is nice and smooth and very earthy. There’s a bit of sweetness to it,and maybe something like raisin? I’ve had 14 oz of it so far and I might just keep up with it for the rest of the night!
156 – look at all those sipdowns. :)
Thank you VariaTea for giving me a sample of this. I’d heard a lot about it, but for some reason, never picked any up. I didn’t realize it was green rooibos! It gets lots of points for that. I can taste the guava and the passionfruit, but it’s not as sweet as I expected. I suspect it would taste even better iced, so I might grab a little more in the spring!
Thanks again! :D
And here’s another Butiki tea, gone forever… 160
I’m not trying to sip these down on purpose, but I try a cup, really enjoy it, and gravitate back to it over the next few days. The last new blends were really well done and I have no regrets about drinking them while they are at their peak.
This was very maple-y, with a nice almond breadiness to balance it out. LOVELY.
162 – another sipdown, courtesy of MissB!
This one smelled so strongly that I decided I needed to drink it soon because
a) it smells intriguing
b) I’m worried it’ll corrupt my gentler teas.
I think it’s mostly fennel and anise, but maybe there’s a bit of mint hiding behind all of that. It’s intense, even after 3 min, but I think this would be the perfect tea or a sore throat. It’d probably coat and cool it and make me feel better. I’d definitely like it around for sick days.
For regular days, it’s nice when you want something punchier in the evening, without the caffiene.
Thanks again! This was a really unique blend!
Thank you, Sil and Terri! I really enjoyed this oolong and it was the perfect day for it. I used my little gongfu pot, and steeped two little cups worth at a time so that I could sit and relax with it, and even with a 30 second steep, it was really rich and roasty. I ended up drinking it for 2 hours! I would definitely drink more!