333 Tasting Notes
After 5 cups (and I don’t mean smallish Asian style cups) of Anhui Keemun today is there room for more tea? Sure, there is: sipping the second steep of Spring Darjeeling and it does not disappoint. It’s fresh and smooth, slightly vegetal. Quite delightful.
Just ordered Apple Matcha and Jasmine Grey from 52teas – looking forward to try those.
It doesn’t taste like a black tea, it’s light, aromatic with hints of fruity sweetness. It’s one of my mid day teas, I find it refreshing and unobtrusive.
Browsing and sipping the third steep of Anhui Keemun to postpone writing client e-mails. I like that the smokiness is definitely there but it doesn’t smell or taste like smoked meat water or bacon infused tea. It’s just dark, smooth and smokey in the right kind of way.
I’m in awe of this tea. It’s smells like dark leather, horses, tobacco. It’s buttery smooth, sexy, strong. The difference between this tea and cheaper teas in my opinion is that you need just a tiny bit for a strong cup of tea and you can do multiple infusions and every time it will taste good.
Slowly sipping this slightly tart green tea. It’s a nice kind of tartness though, not too overwhelming. The tea is luke warm which works out pretty well this hot and sticky evening.
Created a new signature blend AMERICANA http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=13675&SID=43bf99bfa843428f1510b5151281c673
I remember the first time I came to the US as a tourist (which was quite a while ago) I noticed an ad that said: “Europen quality”. At the time that seemed so funny to me: are they assuming that American quality is not good enough? Anyway, this blend is a little/tiny tribute to fine American quality :)
My daughter thought this tea smells like rain water, my husband said it smells a little bit like chocolate and I thought it smells like hay/grass/ grains/barley. The leaves look beautiful: dark and twisted. Taste: nutty/grainy/hearty. Turns out I like Wuyi teas…
Leaving for vacation tomorrow, will be completely unplugged for a week but I will take some tea with me, that’s for sure.
I’m seriously addicted to this tea. I like the smoothness, richness, natural sweetness, the fact that you can do 5 infusions and it still tastes great (and I like my tea strong).
I basically drink it non stop :)
I had just a tiny bit left. Not really enough to make a decent cup. So I decided to improvise a bit and added some Huang Jin Bolero. That was not a good idea at all. Oh, well I have nobody else to blame for this fiasco … Anyway, just ordered Golden Curls again.
My mouth is slightly tingling from the spicy peppers I just had. I drizzled them with a tiny bit of rosemary sencha tea oil http://market.bonteavant.com/rosemary-sencha-tea-oil-AretteRosemarySenchaOil.htm which I got thanks to the promotion here. “Rosemary sencha tea oil” sounds so fancy and evokes so many images in my mind. It tastes really good and you need just a tiny bit. Finishing it all of with some jasmine tea which seems just a perfect match.