297 Tasting Notes
This is my Pass The Stash TTB gift from khamilton611 and it’s perfect!
I am really enjoying this tea. Barely cherry, sweet and smooth with just a hint of something else.
I sipped on this while sorting through the TTB. Penny, my kitty in my profile picture, sat and helped me sort through it. He’s been incredibly fascinated with the last two tea boxes I’ve gotten.
Nice, really nice. It’s not as sweet as the Goomtee second flush from the GTT subscription, but it’s quite tasty. I like the finish.
I’m so glad I was working from home today. I just have been pulling a different tea out of my box of new teas all day long. It’s been fun! I never quite knew what I would get next.
I had to dig around to find this one, because Nothing is quite listed as I would expect it to be for Golden Tips Teas. That said, I found it. Yay me!
I really liked this one as it cooled. But even hot, it was quite nice. Surprisingly, not quite as nice as the second flush goomtee that I had before it. I will enjoy the rest of this tea that I have.
And now I understand what people were saying about second flush teas. Yep.
My first sip. Sweet. Grape. Yep, I finally get it.
I did not expect to do more than casually like this tea, to be honest, but I knew I had to try it and give it a chance.
I really, really like this tea. I want more.
It’s sweet and slightly floral. I now know what people mean when they say “muscatal” when they’re talking about this tea. It really did remind me of those muscat grapes. Amazing.
I was worried that this subscription wouldn’t be right for me, but I guess I’m really growing as a tea lover. Sorry, Marzipan, I won’t be sending this one to you.
I couldn’t resist this tea just for the name when I placed my Whispering Pines Tea order the other day. It’s not one that I probably would have picked otherwise, even though I’m working to expand my tea horizons.
I’m glad I did. I will be honest, I don’t quite get most of the flavors that my favorite tea hobbit talks about with this one in his descriptions. I do get that baked bread kind of flavor, though. It’s a step.
I do like it. It’s got a rich, bready flavor that makes me hungry for breakfast.
Brenden threw in a sample of this with my recent WP order. This morning, trying to get out the door and realizing I needed more tea at work, but having no time to deal with pulling out anything and no space for anything but sample sizes, I grabbed this and hoped for the best.
It’s really good.
I love jasmine teas. I love green teas. This is a beautiful jasmine blend. It’s not too too jasmine, but it’s still definitely jasmine. Beautifully jasmine. Deliciously jasmine. Dance on my tongue jasmine.
It kept me company all morning. On the website, there are directions for 3 infusions, but I got 4 for sure. I thought about doing a fifth, except I them knocked the brew basket off my desk and decided I didn’t want to use the leaves that were now all over my cubicle carpeting again. (Other than tea, this has been my day.)
I ordered this quite a while ago as part of the pu-er sampler from TeaVivre. Then it sat because I decided I wasn’t ready for it.
Today, I decided I was ready.
So I brought it to work, and I’m pseudo gongfu-ing it, following the gaiwan steeping directions from their website.
The first few infusions after rinsing were still…not quite right. Heavy, kind of earthy. Something that just wasn’t quite right for me. I couldn’t identify what that was. It was just an off flavor for me. It was just kind of bitterish. The aroma, on the other hand, really nice. I admit it, I dumped out half of the third. It just wasn’t working for me.
Starting with the 4th steeping…I started to really dig this tea. Woody, a little sweetish. Different. And it’s getting better with each infusion.
By the tenth infusion, it’s starting to really mellow out, sweeter and tasty. That woody is almost gone. I can’t stop drinking this tea. But I’m only half way there.
And yes, this is a lot of tea I’m drinking. The worst part is that it’s not actually waking me up.
And there’s some flavor here that I just don’t know how to describe. It’s interesting. Unique. I like it a lot. What it is? Gah. I hate this. It’s driving me crazy that I can’t identify it.
But I am downing cup after cup of this tea like a mad woman. It’s good. It’s really good. (Well, after the first few infusions, anyway.)
And maybe that energy is starting to come.
And I keep drinking this tea.
Nom nom nom nom nom!
All this tea nomminess is mine!
I wish I had more time (and a bigger bladder.) Unfortunately, the fifteenth infusion will have to be my last.
This beautiful sheng has kept me company at work all afternoon. It has made a crazy draggy day seem to go a little faster.
But I am officially a sheng pu-erh lover.