1774 Tasting Notes
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!
Another day, another Yunnan. :P I have so many Yunnan samples but it’s great because I enjoy them.
This one seems nicer than some of the others I had. It’s brisk, but not astringent, and it has a nice lingering sweet after-note that makes me want to drink it slow and savour each sip.
Thank you Sil! (176)
What else is new in my world? KOREAN DRAMAS!
I listened to slashreport episode all about Korean Dramas (http://www.slashreport.com/wp/?p=256) and this was the lead-in that caught my attention:
Is your life lacking in hysterical sobbing and 24-hour binge watching of television in a language you don’t understand? Have you always craved an excuse to watch a genre of television that will destroy you so completely that watching someone robotically hug another person from behind is enough to break you into shattering tears? Do you need plotlines that include time traveling aliens and wealthy sons of industry who stand around bleakly with their hands in their pockets all the time? Do you like watching people get hella drunk in tents and then throw up around children’s playgrounds? Then Korean dramas are a thing that you need in your life, and for the first time since S1 of /report, Pru and Waldorph are here to deliver.
Anyway if you’re at ALL INTERESTED, I highly recommend FATED TO LOVE YOU. It’s on Canadian Netflix. It’s on American Netflix. It’s ALSO FREE TO STREAM HERE: http://www.viki.com/videos/1044095v-fated-to-love-you-aka-you-are-my-destiny-episode-1
The lead is a cheerful office worker who lets everyone stomp all over her and she sees herself as a post-it girl – common and disposable. But she’s amazing and you just want everything to go right for her and so you’ll watch her through all the ups and downs just to get to that happy ending. It’s listed as a romantic-comedy but don’t let that fool you. You’re going to cry. It’s just… let it happen. :| But it’s worth it. (I’m trying to watch other Kdramas but they just don’t compare…)
LOOK AT THIS ADORABLE WOMAN: http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu26/dramabeans/drama/2014/FTLY/FTLY_01/FTLY01-00191.jpg
This is one of the teas that MissB has sent back for us to try. For a bagged tea, it’s surprisingly good! It’s not as strong as other breakfast teas that I’ve had, but it does have enough of a kick to wake me up. I’m also getting notes of something underneath the tannic black – maybe fruit? But I’m enjoying it as I prepare to duel with FedEx. TODAY I WILL GET MY PACKAGE. (I got to the office at 9:30 yesterday and apparnetly the driver was here at 9:02 trying to drop off this wig we urgently need for a body that’s playing tomorrow. 9:02!!! That’s way to freakin’ early, FedEx.) So I got here at 8:15 because the commute was worked out completely in my favour and now I’m just sorta goofing around while I wait.
Thanks Sil for letting me try this. I may have messed it up though – I didn’t realize it was a big jumble of different teas instead of a black blend, and so I went for 4 minutes at boiling. WHOOPS.
I did taste strawberry and some nice black notes, but it was also a little bitter too. Very interesting though! I won’t rate it, but I think I’d be interested in trying it again at a later date.
So I don’t mean to be a jerk, but I really can’t tell the difference between all the different Yunnan’s. Maybe it’ll be easier after I try a few more. It’s not a real complaint though – I love yunnans! And this one is nice and bright, with cinnamon, honey, and maybe a little squash.
Thank you Sil/Terri!