1161 Tasting Notes
The name of this sounds so heavy and ominous, yet the liquor is so clear and transparent with the lightest yellow/green tint. The scent is lovely, even though someone here describes it as smelling like latex gloves and now I can’t erase that from my mind. Lightly buttery, with a bit of vegetable late in the sip, followed by a pleasant lingering aftertaste. 3 cups before lunch.
Then had a Jalapeno Crunch at SnS. Wow! (no I don’t work there). Double burgers, pepper jack cheese, salsa, jalapenos, onion straws, & chipotle mayo. There is also something smoky in there as well. I do not even want to know how bad it is for me.
Of course I was miserable afterwards and thought I need puerh but there are still a lot of steeps left in this tea. This is too good to throw out before its time. I am going to lie to my stomach and tell it this is now a sheng.
At the end of the work day this was still going strong. Upping my rating.
Determined not to repeat yesterday, I took extra care in putting on the full armor this morning. I brewed this one as it so very good and in anticipation of Wednesday morning. There is an elderly lady that has been with the company forever. She comes in for half a day once a week to go through the mail and keep the owner’s checkbook. More importantly she brings snacks. Usually it is cookies – she makes the best lemon sugar cookies on the planet – today it is brownies. I always thought I hated brownies. Turns out I only hate my Mom’s brownies (sorry Mom). These are so soft and fluffy. She says the secret is to add one additional egg. They taste like a hug and brought out the bread qualities in this tea. Drank on this all morning.
That’s what I get for taking a day off. If it could break or go wrong this morning it did, and the moment I walked in the door I was irritated by the attitudes of the unscrupulous narcissists welding power. Not jealous, saddened by it. On top of that I learned the plant is going on strike at the end of the week. We haven’t had a raise in 3 years and now we are expected to go another 3 without one. Have you seen the price of everything lately? I need tea.
I picked up two or three and put them back before grabbing this one for no real reason other than I don’t have to think when I drink it. I decided to add 3 or 4 chocolate mint leaves. This is a simple heavily roasted bagged tea. The mint is very mild and adds depth to the drink. I never know how it will react in a tea. This time it creates a really creamy texture than tastes almost like milk chocolate. Usually it just tastes like a mild peppermint, so this is the first pleasant thing that has happened today.
By the ratings, I guess you either love this or hate it. Count me in the love it… sort of. No whipped creme, and 2% milk. It probably isn’t too unhealthy, other than the sugar I would have put in it anyway. Did not realize it was matcha until I got here to Steepster. It was cool and fun. Yeah I got brain freeze. Took the day off to look and lawn tractors. Like everything else they are way expensive, just like this tea thingy.
This came from Tommy the Toad. Thanks! I have had a couple Choice teas before and found them to be pretty good bag teas. I used my typical black tea method of boiling water and a three minute steep. The bag plumped up nicely. The brew is dark and shiny. Not at all murky. The smell is light and not overwhelming. The spices are very balanced with a bit more cinnamon flavor just ever so slightly more prominent in the aftertaste. More importantly, I can taste the tea base. I never really crave chai tea but this one is very nice. I thought I would try one final test and added French vanilla creamer. This didn’t really add anything to the experience for me. It did introduce a mild pepper note that is not present otherwise.
I think I have tried six different Fusion Teas. I have liked all of them. This one I love. It has Goji berries, lemon grass, pomegranate, and obviously Sencha leaves. This fills the room with a wonderful fruity fragrance while steeping. The taste is hefty on the fruit without being overwhelming. The flavor while intense does not come off as fake or candyish. If you have had a RoT or Stash type pomegranate tea and kind of liked it, then try this one and taste the difference (I should be in advertising!). Seriously, this is on my must reorder list. I have kept this hidden in the back of the drawer, so I wouldn’t be tempted, and have slowly rationed it out. I have enough left for one more day of steeping. The last cup today I iced and it was excellent.
I also plan to try their chamomile vanilla bean. I haven’t seen any reviews of that one. My wife loves chamomile but all of them are crap as far as my taste buds are concerned. It would be nice to have one we could enjoy together.