817 Tasting Notes
I bought this tea after reading such rave reviews on Steepster, but have been hesitant to make a cup until I have a thermometer. (I’ve gotten several based on reviews, not gotten the same taste as the review describe, and often it appears to come down to temperature.) However, after reading JacquelineM’s tasting note yesterday (http://steepster.com/JacquelineM/posts/40867) I decided to give this a go. I sweetened with Sugar in the Raw and used Silk Soymilk as the creamer, and Oh My Goodness that was an amazing cup of tea! I LOVE IT. So thanks to all who gave reviews that made me get it, and a special thanks to JacquelineM for getting me to give it a try!
I love oolong tea. It’s a favorite when I know I’m going to have a period of time in a given place for many resteeps. I know I am up and about the house a lot these days, but I’m in the same house, so I gave this a go (and filled a thermos with hot water so I’d have it at the ready whenever it was time to resteep). The verdict: life is too complicated for oolong right now. I had a (4 oz) cup and a half of this before being wrapped up in so many other things that I forgot I had it, so I think it’ll wait until I’m back in the office.
We have roofers working on the house today (not the greatest timing, but we’re glad to be getting a new roof). It’s LOUD upstairs, so I moved my nest downstairs. Since I’m out of the bedroom, I’m feeling a bit more energetic, so I made a small pot of Brattle Street Blend. And now I’m thinking if I can fit a pot of something into the day each day, I might feel a bit more like myself (still sleep deprived, just a bit more with it). :)
Since the last time I logged into Steepster, we welcomed Leif into the world!!! (pronounced Layf) It was a surprise cesarian section, so I have been spending a lot of the time in the bed with Leif in my arms. I haven’t been able to make it downstairs to make tea yet. But on several occasions my husband has surprised me with a cup of this, always announcing how long it’s been steeping when he hands it off to me. So now I suspect I’ll always associate this lovely tea with this lovely period of my life. :)