1709 Tasting Notes
I just finished two cups of Laoshan Black and hadn’t had enough black tea, so I went immediately to this. The contrast is easier to discern. The PTA is sweeter, brisker, yet also slightly astringent. This is a lovely tra.
Too bad I’m out now.
J says that even if I’m not working by November (and I better be?) that we can justify $100 for Black Friday sales! So, I’m making that public so neither if us forget in a month. Bwahaha
I think the verdict so far, after 3 days of oolong sampling, is that I’m just not that into oolongs. This is nice, and smooth, and just a bit floral and vegetal and it’s fine, but… I just don’t see that I’d crave it very often.
It’s good, but what would I ever do with an oz of it?
I’ll rate it when I drink the second pack!
This poor tea! This is my third cup and every time I try to review it, something prevents me. This last time I just lost my note because I opened up 8tracks in another tab of my browser and crashed the entire thing. Stupid, stupid me. I know 8 tracks crashes Opera. I just wasn’t thinking.
Anyway, thank you Little Red Cup Tea Company for this generous sample. I have to say that I really like the marketing and packaging for this tea. It’s distinctive but looks great.
As for the tea, I haven’t had a lot of experience with Keemun’s, but I do enjoy this. It’s brisk and smoky but not as smoky as lapsang souchong. (My throat doesn’t feel like it’s being grated). There’s a bit of natural sweetness to this that I enjoy and there’s no sign of astringency. It tastes ok cold too, which is good to know as I let this sit too long!
Ok, so I’m probably just the biggest whiner ever but I cannot handle not getting enough sleep. That’s the surefire best way to grump me up, and I gotta say that at 5:20 AM, with only 1 hour of sleep under my belt, I am very grumpy.
It wouldn’t be so bad if I didn’t have a telephone interview tomorrow at 9:30. It could have been ANY other day this week and I would have just shrugged it off and played video games all morning. But life is like that.
Long story short – this is just further reminder of why having one kid is just great, and how I don’t want to go back to the days where we didn’t sleep at all. Ever. :P The older this one gets, the easier everything becomes for us.
I’m hoping this will knock me out, and I’m considering putting some into a bottle for her too!
ETA: Of course when you’re grumping it up, it’s always wise to keep in mind Batman’s Inspirational Words: http://themetapicture.com/batmans-inspirational-words/