300 Tasting Notes
Oh, and 300 notes—whooop!
Goodness gracious. I’ve been hanging out listening to the blues this morning and sipping on this loveliness. Such complexity that I wasn’t expecting. There’s walnut and then there’s chocolate and then there’s caramel. And that’s just straight up and unsweetened. Delicious.
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Walnut
A friend and I went out for Korean bbq at lunch today and then we ended up sitting in a park sipping bitter delicious Americanos. That, in addition to my morning tea was enough of the hardcore boom caffeine for me.
This tea is the perfect antidote to the strong flavours of the day. So gentle. The predominant flavour here is coconut with the slightest bit of vanilla mellowing out the pineapple apricot gently floating over the white and sencha base.
Flavors: Coconut, Fruity, Pineapple, Vanilla
I have been moving through the last of this as a refreshing cold steep in between things of my day. The gentle soft flavours of cotton candy, a bit of marshmallow, and the beautiful buttery white tea base come out far more as a cold steep. The added flavours truly complement and highlight the base, so the base is the superstar here. To me, the citrus bits are unnecessary as they don’t add much beyond cutting the sweetness—perhaps that is their purpose. Though the blueberry is present in dry leaf, I am not detecting it as a flavour, nor did I when the tea was fresher. Enjoyable and refreshing as a cold steep, but not necessarily a blend that I would feel the need to restock. I say this now, but let’s see how I feel after my sip down happens and a bit of time goes by. It is delicious and it is refreshing and it is a lovely thing to have handy when thirst urges you towards something just like this.
Sil was kind enough to include a sample of this in our tea festival swap. Yum, it’s got that bready-chocolatey Laoshan black-like thing going on, but I may have steeped it too briefly to experience the full flavour components.
Thanks for this, Sil. Enjoyable on this lovely slow morning.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Chocolate
This really really nice milk oolong with cream and lovely floral notes is taking me now into a still very flavourful fifth steeping. Perfect tea to be drinking on a sunny warm day. The weather seems to think it is spring here. I’m certain it’ll snap to its senses soon and plunge us directly into the deepfreeze we in February deserve and look forward to.
Flavors: Cream, Flowers, Sugarcane
Oooo, yum, yes for chocolatey puerh. Steeped this multiple times throughout the day and it was very delicious. Occasionally, the fishy notes of the shou peeked through. The vanilla for me though was absent.
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Fishy