337 Tasting Notes
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.
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.
Just had a nice, fresh pasta from the farmers market + maitake mushrooms finished with a cup of Jasmine #9.
I’m quite addicted to jasmine teas. I think it’s just the perfect after dinner tea and I like the smell too. Very uplifting.
Update on the tea related design. These will be available for free to download and print on a t-shirt, tote bag, hoodie or whatever. This is a preview:
On a dark background:
On a light background (where you could print it on any light color surface. Ex. light green, tan or whatever you like)
And black and white:
I have run out of almost everything … Then I found a little bit of Keemun Rhapsody in the back of my tea shelf. I have always enjoyed Keemun – it’s moderately smokey, rich and dark and smooth. Perfect for the afternoon.
Made some tea related design work. I’m not done with it yet. I hope to finalize it next week. It will be available for people to download to be printed on a t-shirt, tote bag or a hoodie.
Here’s the preview:
Had this today in SoHo: http://matchasource.wordpress.com/
with the raspberry matcha tart. The tea was prepared right in front of me by a cute looking guy. I feel SO caffeinated! The tart was …. well, suffice to say that I could eat it every day.
Too bad tomorrow is the last day this will be available.
Slowly sipping and trying to picture the Phoenix Mountain, China where it grows. Then I just googled it http://Scenery.cultural-china.com/en/109Scenery2859.html and yes that’s exactly how I imagined it :)
It’s malty, and fairly dark (which I like) and indeed I can taste some hints of honey.
Interview with the farmer: http://www.adagio.com/roots_campaign/pan_hui_huang.html?SID=4479b90a72dfa50bd67c2576cf0fcbce
The leaves have a distinctly unique look. Smell: it’s downright wonderful, I could sniff it non stop like some kind of toxcio-maniac. The taste is smooth and buttery, sweet, chocolaty with some hints of tobacco.
Comparing to Yunnan Gold: Yunnan Gold is one of the very few teas I did not like. So much so that I could not even finish the cup. Golden Curls, on the other hand, is one of my all time favorites.