1766 Tasting Notes
Another successful sample from MissB! Well, as successful as I can get with my nose stuff up again. I wouldn’t mind being a sleeping bear myself and just skipping the rest of winter!
From what I can taste of this, this tea is a nice refreshing green with a bit of buttery vegetal notes. There’s also more to it – like pine needles. I’ll have to resteep it!
Also I’ll try the last of it later when I can fully appreciate the nuances.
Bedtime sipdown (166!)
This is such a great tea. So relaxing and citrusy, and I can even handle all the chamomile!
Maybe I’ll hit 150 before the end of the month after. Only if my samples fromm MissB and Aun-Juli are late, but either way I’ll probably be close, and that’s good enough for me. I’m not going to push because I have tons of new teas to try and don’t want to worry just about rotating the old out.
To be honest, I wasn’t too enthused about this tea that MissB gave me a sample of, but that was stupid of me. This tea is amazing and so great. It tastes
lime like mint chocolate, with dark rich chocolate, yet there is only mint added in.
That’s either magic or expert blending! Thank you so much!
(I wish I could wax poetic about this one, but I can barely keep my eyes open! )
ETA: SIPDOWN 167!
I re-steeped this three times, and it was really good! It still surprises me that 10 seconds is the right amount of time to steep, but apparently it is. APPARENTLY.
It started off as sweet and lightly creamy, but progressed to a woodsier brew. I probably could have kept going with it but I dumped my leaves into the sink and then figured it was time to move onto a different tea. But I am learning to enjoy puerhs more and maybe there’s something to Sheng.
This tea really made me happy I grabbed the Amoda box because I likely would not have had it any time soon and getting pushed out of my comfort zone is just what I need!
So I’ve had these for a week or so and haven’t tried ANY of my Night Vale sampler. I think I’m worried I’ll fall in love with all of them and want to buy 3 oz of each! /0\
That’s a pretty ridiculous worry though!
I chose thise one as I’d already boiled the water and most of the teas in this pack have a rec’d temperature that is lower. I basically had 3 choices. :P
This one is dark and slightly smokey and spicy with the cinnamon. I thought it was puerh actually. It makes me think of damp earth and hellhounds giving chase during a storm. It’s not a bad start to the set, but this is probably NOT one I’d need to repurchase.
I love the tin though.
What do you guys do with your Adagio tins?
This was one of the many teas MissB sent my way, and I am quite happy that she did. I’d never tried any Whispering Pines, and this tea is quite nice. Thank you!
It’s got that chocolate malt flavour that you find in Verdant’s Laoshan Black, and it has a little bit of astringency at the end of the sip; but it’s astringent in a good way – not bitter. It seems to have a touch of honey in there too, or at least I imagine it.
Oh, and the chocolate notes linger long after each sip – just the way I like my chocolate….
Flavors: Chocolate, Honey, Malt
So I thought I’d try a cup of this since Heather Martin and a few others rec’d it as a good dessert-ish tea from DAVIDsTEA, and it is! I bought 20g of it to toss into a swap, but I stole a cup out just to make sure I wasn’t sending anything terrible off.
And I’m not. This is good! It’s not the BEST coconut fruity tea I’ve had but it really makes me wish I had mix to put in this, and I don’t (rarely) drink. So, that’s something.