1779 Tasting Notes
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!
Sipdown – 178!
And my spreadhsheet is up to date so I can see how many teas I actually have. Sil was right – I more than douled my collection. :D Thanks!
This tea was nice. I’m happy that I could taste yunnan-ish honeyed notes, as well as dark puerh without knowing exactly what to expect. It was good but not essential.
I’m still logging teas from the giant bag Sil gave me (with samples from several other people, and a few surprise ones I got this week). It’s a nice way to spend the day, as I take a break from Korean Dramas.
Fated to Love You was so amazing though, you guys. It’s on Canadian Netflix and the main characters are awesome, even though the guy seems like a bit of a dick sometimes. I didn’t realise how tragic a romantic comedy could get though. (clutches tea close to her for comfort…)
I feel so stuffed up and sinusy, so this was a good choice. I wouldn’t mind being headless right now if it meant I felt better. :P The mint in this does help me feel like my head is clearing though.
This is still a good tea that makes me happy.
Y’know, I’m not even sure WHY I bought this one. I’m not big on roses, and chocolate in tea doesn’t generally work.
I guess I’m a sucker? I went in for Yogi Berry and grabbed this and 2 others that I hadn’t planned on!
But I have no regrets actually! It smelled weaker than I liked, but it’s actually quite flavorful! The carob is a nice tough, and while it is definitely floral, it’s not in your face perfumy about it. The only complaint? I’m not really getting much bergamot in there? I guess it’s hidden under the rose?
Oh, but the rose is becoming more prominent as the tea cools. It’s still enjoyable though. And it’s satisfying my sugar craving which is really the #1 reason to drink this.