1252 Tasting Notes
First sip: malt. Second? Chocolate?
I’m getting honey too, but I think I taste honey in a lot of teas. :P
I love how each sip starts off strong, but mellows out near the end. This is really tasty, and dark and earthy too, but not like a puerh either. It’s hard to say which I like more – this or the Laoshan Black.
So I haven’t posted in a few days or checked the logs, but I’m ok you guys. I’m okay.
Things are crazy getting ready for the move to Toronto. Friday was my last day of work. The weekend was spent moving a good friend/my roommate into her own apartment, and yesterday was a quick trip to the island to visit family. So much traveling!
I’ll catch up when I can.
But on to this tea. It’s so sweet and smooth. I’m really happy I split a tin of this. I couldn’t quite identify the fruit flavours, but then I read the description (i.e. cheated), and I can totally seperate the apricot, plum and cherry flavours in my head. This is delicious. And as I said before, super sweet.
I think there was real dried fruit in there – there’s a bit of sediment left in my cup which is unappetizing but doesn’t change how good the cup is if I don’t look at the tea. :|
This is rather nice. I chose this as my unflavoured black for the morning and don’t have any regrets! It’s sweet, bright, slightly oaky, and I think amidst the astringency there’s also a bit of smoke.
I’m not sure I like it enough to grab 2.5 oz of it, but maybe. I’d probably order another sample later on and decide then!
Sipdown (113 teas / ~113.5 oz)
Woo! Cheap sample from the Persimmon Tree Company!
Now I have a theory that my old Perfect Mug from DavidsTea is effecting how teas taste. It just seems like I’m getting a “ceramic” taste or something that is taking away from my enjoyment. I really noticed it with H&S’s Vanilla Comoro as it was so incredibly amazing at work, and just odd when I had it at home.
This one also tastes like ceramics. So I made a new cup in my timolino and poured it into a bubble cup for comparison.
Perfect Mug: Mostly ceramic flavour, with chocolate and mint swirling about with hints of vanilla. Ok, but nothing I would ever crave.
Bubble Cup: Much better! It’s a strong rooibos flavoured blend, and I can taste the chocolate and mint much more.
So, I guess that’s settled. It’s my perfect mug that’s wonky. :| I’ve only had it since December, so I’m not sure what’s going on. Maybe I wore away the finish on the inside? Maybe I need to do some crazy thing to clean it and start over again? IDK.
Anyone notice anyting like this with their DavidsTea Perfect Mugs? This one has the darker coating inside, which is unusual as I think most of them are bright white. Maybe that’s part of it? IDK.