55 Tasting Notes
My tummy was upset because I ate way too much for lunch today. Okay, I wouldn’t exactly say it was upset, but it was damn full. I had a lentil-beet veggie burger/sandwich AND a almond/banana/blueberry protein smoothie AS WELL as potatoes and a salad on the side. Hence why my tummy aches so much. And this was 5 hours ago!
So I called in this supreme Pu-erh tea. A few chunks into the yixing and 30 seconds later I have me a cup of dark dark super smooth, bottom layer earth tea. Hope to starting feeling better soon.
I steeped this pot PERFECTLY. I used below boiling water and let sit before rinsing these delicate looking leaves. Steeped for 15-20 seconds. Nice light piss greenish/yellow color. Extremely smooth taste. Nice warm fuzzy feeling. No noticeable tannin taste. Exactly the green tea I was looking to enjoy right now.
Iced Tea Vanilla Soy Latte made from the @steepster survey prize.
Roasty and Toasty.. I enjoyed this today.
In fact, it was my deciding factor on where to go to lunch.
You see, I brought frozen Trader Joes burritos with me to work… but I’ve been eating those same damn burritos at work for awhile now. I decided to treat myself and eat out today. I was torn between a fresh cheap sandwich (a 10min. walk to the left) or a nice refreshing Teas’ Tea from the health food store (10min. walk to the right).
The Tea won. Which is really the only good thing about that grocery store. You have to check the expiration dates there. Too many times has an Odwalla or fresh fruit medley been bought, then returned promptly for having a really really nasty taste or smell from being past it’s date. So I decided to go safe, and went for a small caesar with a hummus wrap.
Harvest Market on 8th Street. Always check the expiration dates! That market should be fined. But they have every kind of Teas’ Tea, so I keep shopping there.
one cup before my ride into work.
-just received the art of tea prize from the steepster survey. excited to try a new brand of tea.
I don’t think this is the same tea I’ve been drinking. I think I have the more recent pick, the supreme pick. It’s extremely floral on the nose. And is a tea that enjoys extremely hot water. Takes several steeps to open the leaves. But once open, you know it’s time to make another fresh batch. On my 4th or 5th steep left over from yesterday.
made a quick cup and savored it before hopping on my bike into work today. 2nd steep left over from yesterday morning in the yixing. I could’ve steeped it for longer, but as I mentioned, it was a quick cup.
toasty roasty and refreshy. brewed in a gaiwan. nice big leaves opening up.
a little on the weak side today, as i continued my brews from yesterday. I think the limit is about 8 gaiwan steeps.