978 Tasting Notes
Rearranged my den a bit. It’s still a mess. 30 years of office collection, plus my guitars, combined with 20 years of this being my wife’s junk room – and can’t move some of it out yet. Got an antenna on my radio so I now have K-Love.
Finally sitting with a cup of this. Lightly sweet, lightly malty and fruity. I iced it after it started to cool. I like it iced. A nice Nepalese tea.
I swear the last time I had this (years ago) it was very smoky. This is more roasted and kind of reminds me of a mild genmaicha. Very cheap. I paid $2 for 4 ounces. Others said I overpaid as they got it for $1. Way better than the price would suggest. Halfway through the cup I iced it – made a very refreshing iced tea.
Last night’s bedtime cup. This is so really good. It almost makes me look forward to cold weather so I can stock up on this and Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride.
I had great intentions this afternoon. Alas, I could not keep my eyes open. Fortunately I still had some of this in the fridge. Now I either have to wake up or switch to Mtn Dew. Of course switching will accomplish both O.O
Used the last of this today. Sad to see it go but not just yet. There are a couple cups in these leaves and I will savor every moment with them. This is my favorite from Nature’s Tea Leaf and one of my favorites from anywhere. Cocoa, grain, a little malt. Just simply sweet and delicious.
Cup from last night. I really wish the bag held more. I don’t want a 5oz cup. Too little tea and decaf. I like it anyway.
Today for lunch, I had my usual salad but with an overdose of chipotle ranch and banana peppers. I think I squinted with every bite. Wow! This tea has aged a few days in the fridge. It was the perfect rescue. The cooling light mango flavor cut straight through and helped me make it to the next bite. Note to self – too much of a good thing is too much! Liking this more with every bottle.
This is from a new company. They aim for a balance between cost and quality. I have tried three of their offerings and enjoyed them all.
This is a good everyday Chinese green. Buttery spinach does describe the first cup well. There is a bite at the end that is nice. The aftertaste lingers long and pleasing. Green and fresh.
I just dug this tea out of the bin. It is the last of my Fong Mong samples. Oh Wow! How is it possible this is a year old? I like oolong. I just seldom drink it. I know it will last through several steeps and I usually want to quit after two. So I feel guilty if I waste it. Wait, I have a fridge. Problem solved.
I had forgotten how really good this is. The name implies it will be super dark and strong. It is just the opposite. The nose is a bit charcoal but the sip is buttery smooth with a hint of baked charcoal goodness and a tingly sensation in the aftertaste. This is more of a green tasting oolong than expected. The liquor is a beautiful shiny golden color. Maybe I will steep this several times after all.
OK so it is in the 50’s this morning and I get a frozen tea. Hmmmm. I’m not crazy, mom had me checked. The new guy made this. I checked the label. Yep, he used skim milk and held all the syrup. So how did he get it so creamy? Needed a little more matcha but pretty shivery good.