2229 Tasting Notes
Sipdown! Finally I can get back to tea logging! I successfully defend my Masters thesis last Friday, and have submitted it, so I’m officially done! So awesome. I have a bunch of backlogs to write at some point, if I remember… but odds are good I’ll miss a bunch.
Anyhow! Was poking through random bags of tea tonight (yes, there will be stash pix, since I finally have time to organize, which I’m super stoked about!), and picked out this one as I wasn’t super sure what I wanted. I’ve been so tea-deprived lately, that everything tastes great, and I am thoroughly enjoying all of the tea I brewed up. Yum. A hint of ginger, light tea base, peachy-fruity flavour. Definite like. (No licoricey flavour this time, yay!)
Ohhhhh tea. How I’ve missed you. I keep noticing that the longer I don’t have tea, the better it tastes when I get back to it, haha.
Anyhow, this is super delicious right now, and I have a few things to log, and can’t wait to get back to writing regular notes (and sending out some owed swaps!)
Uh, well…. this one is certainly interesting! It’s pretty light, but even with a 3.5 minute infusion, there’s enough flavour. It definitely both smells and tastes like wintergreen – which makes me think of gum, and makes me kind of sad. I guess that’s an association that I’m just doomed to have with minty flavours.
Anyhow, it does also taste kind of lightly forest and very fresh – I’m curious about how it would be iced and a bit sweetened – perhaps tastier? I’m glad I just got this as a sample from the generous Janelle, as it’s certainly an interesting tea to have tried, but I’m very glad I don’t have to drink down too much of this!
It’s weird that I only have one tasting note on this. I should have two. Anyways! I did a horrible thing… I just bought 170g of this. Because it’s going away and it’s so delicious. I’m hoping it works well cold-brewed (I set up an experiment just now), but at the very least, I’m pretty sure it’s delicious iced.
I also bought a giant sparkly red Timolino. I am so weak-willed, haha.
I have not been drinking tea at all lately, aside from a couple cold-brews. It’s been hot; I’ve been busy and/or sleepy (though I finally signed a rental agreement for Sept, yay!).
Anyways, this is a sad sipdown of this tea – I ran across it and decided that it was time for it to be used up. It was delicious while it lasted, and I will hope it returns in the future.
Also, I’m at 835 teas. This is a losing battle.
I actually found this tea to be quite tasty! It seems I’m definitely developing a taste for straight black tea. This tasted very similar to other yunnan blacks I’ve tried, so it’s nothing I would necessarily go for specifically again, but it’s a perfectly tasty cup, again courtesy of Janelle :)