1497 Tasting Notes
Experiments continue with this one; particularly what it blends with in order to tone down its weediness. Half-and-half with some bulk bin green tea worked well with a short steep—which is kind of self-defeating; herbs need to be stewed well to soak out all the health benefits. But it’s a nice savory cup.
One more upside to this one—appears to be un-ruinable on a Monday morning. Have no idea what either temp or steep time was (one of the days when the eyes aren’t open till after lunch) and, regardless, it was full and rich and deep and perfect.
Lovely to find a little dab of this left—it’s been a green-craving weekend, which is unusual under my roof. This is satiny and cereally and not very finicky: perfect specs as far as I’m concerned. Third steep from the same teaspoon and it has plenty of personality left.
Sometimes the sipdown is the best cup because you have just (—) that many extra leaves so you just drop them in since they won’t make another full cup——and the result is richer and deeper and better than the rest.
Happened here. Thick, dark, caramel-chocolate. Think unsweet bakers chocolate, not Hershey Bar. Good stuff.
Be amazed: we did a frivolous and delicious autumn run to NW Arkansas yesterday (primarily Eureka Springs for those of you familiar with the geography), stopped at Savoy on the way home, and I restrained myself to two small packets of tea. This was one of ’em, because I know of no other source for a similar orangey, almondy, cookie-y green tea. This is gooood!
I associate green tea with focus and clarity; need lots. The closest I come these days to algebra and geometry is figuring out the composition of a teacher resource pack: you get X units of Y kind of paper (three different weights) and you have to leave Z units unbespoken for required items, so what’s left is like trying to fit 9 shoes in 4 shoeboxes without the lid coming off….oh, my hurtin’ head….
I classified this one as “unknown” the other day because I hadn’t yet verified the vendor—but this is it.
This is a satiny white tea you can taste. The blenders are pleasantly light-handed on the chai spices, which give it a great October-evening personality, but don’t overwhelm the light tea.
For my Steepie buddies that love subtlety in their cups, this would be a great fit.
Dark burgundy steep; deep autumn fruit sensation on the tongue. Single Origin, this is ex0.c3222222222222222222222222222222222 (that’s excellent in cat typing).
Predictable cookie goodness, but (sadness) the cool color-changing finish on my Dr. Who mug is starting to wear at the edges and it feels funny when I sip.
It’s a texture thing.
This one is still too tart on its own for this hibiscus hater, but a little maple syrup takes off the edge and turns summery tea into autumny dessert.
Seen any on your shelves yet? Not here either, but some bags left over from last season. Perfect after a nippy walk to our little handkerchief-sized park and back, enjoying the fall decorations. (One of my favorites is the giant eyeball-on-a-stick somebody mounted in their potted plant. Just like Seymour :)