414 Tasting Notes
Garret sent me a few of these mini tuochas with my order.
I’ve been looking at them sitting there for a while, but I was never brave enough to try them, or any of the ripe shou that I got from him in the sampler. Nope. Terrified.
I tried these today.
I am in love.
I did two rinses and then tried the third infusion. I didn’t like that one very much, and I dumped it about half way through.
But after that….
At first, it was black, like a dark roast coffee black. Deep, dark, and so rich. Almost creamy. Earthy.
Then it mellowed out. Still rich and creamy, but not to heavy. Delicious. Amazing.
Oh, and did I mention that I was kinda really tea drunk by this point? I just kept gulping it down as fast as I could.
Tea Drunk. At work.
Fortunately, it went fine and dandy, no problems.
The tea did calm down more through the later infusions. It did get almost sweet, which surprised me. REally nice.
I was sad when the final infusion (I wish I’d counted, but I was distracted with work and drinking tea) of 8 minutes was weak. I knew that was the end of it, and stopped there.
I will be buying more of this. So Yummy!
I had the rice mini.
I enjoyed it quite a bit. I don’t know why I’ve bee so afraid of Shou, but I have been. I didn’t need to be.
I got multiple infusions out of this. Lots and lots. Just below boiling.
If I didn’t know it was rice, I wouldn’t have guessed rice, but once I knew for sure, that was exactly what it tasted like. Weird how that works.
From the August GTT subscription box.
This is a decent first flush, but it’s from last year, so I wonder if it’s lost a lot of its flavor already because it seems kind of flat. It feels like it wants to be more flavorful, but it just isn’t there.
It’s easy drinking, though, and keeping me company as I work. I can’t work with a bad tea because it actually distracts me too much. This one works.
Interesting. I have had the empty packet of this tea from the one (free) Steepster Select box I got sitting on my desk so I’d remember it and order it if I ever placed an order with Eco-Cha for months. I never wrote a review or added it to my wish list, apparently.
And I didn’t take tasting notes today because I was sure I’d written a review before. I just don’t see it.
But this oolong has kept me company all day long. It’s been a cruddy day at work, but the tea has been excellent.
I didn’t realize this was the end of my amaretto matcha until I was trying to add the last little bit to my milk this morning. I just dumped it into a 16oz 2% milk container. Not quite enough matcha but it still was yummy.
I’m debating on ordering more matcha. I need to get more calcium, and this seems an easy way to do it.