This came out perfectly peachy. Like an actual peach, not like peach candy. It was very calm and refreshing. I used a good heap of sugar.
34 Tasting Notes
Cara captures yet another character perfectly. Smooth, yet exciting. A promise of adventure, whether you like it or not.
The creamy earl grey moonlight is perfectly complemented by coconut. The rooibos barely comes out, but the lemon is there very lightly. All in all a great tea. I think my brewing on it could do with some tweaking.
The first few sips were fantastic, if a bit much. I suppose I used too much again, whoops! But still pretty good, and calming enough for bed.
I think I brewed this too strong. It definitely had more of the pickle taste that you can smell initially. Ehhhh.
This evening, my head is feeling a little foggy. I need to sit down and relax a bit. I just got a shipment of tea from Adagio, so it seems like a perfect time to break that open! I got a sampler pack of a few different oolong teas. Oolong is a tea that I’ve tasted now and then, but never really bothered to sink into. So here we go! Starting with Tie kuan yin, the iron goddess of forgiveness and mercy.
This steep was light. It reminded me of the first steep of bai mudan in that it very, very light, with a hint of floral tones. It is slightly vegetal, like Chinese greens. There is a little more depth to it which I can tell I’m not uncovering, but mostly it is just very light. I enjoyed it, but I was not overly impressed. I’m definitely liking this better than some other oolongs I’ve had.
And here is some of the depth and complexity the first steep hinted at. The scent is more what I have gotten from the oolongs I’ve tried in the past. A little more earthy than vegetal. I’m starting to detect some of the nutty textures. The floral aroma has toned down a bit, but I can still tell that it’s floating right beneath the surface. The first steep was smooth, and this one is even more so. It feels like I’m sipping the lightest velvet.
This oolong has been very warm and filling. Just two cups, and I don’t think I can drink anymore right now. I’ve enjoyed this. I think I will probably enjoy it even more in the future when I have a better idea of what to expect.
With Weight-to-Go! this morning. A super fruity concoction, even keeping the sugar as low as reasonable. I’m really enjoying this – it’s a fantastic wake-up tea. Quite complex, and each sip is giving me a different mix of the fruit flavors. I think I’d like to do the same thing, but with a dash of Earl Grey? Hmm. Next time.
This morning I’m putting together some tea swap packs and listening to the Indie Morning playlist on Songza on my new speakers. The kitties are sitting by the open door, enjoying the fresh air. It’s making for a fantastic morning. So a few sips of my favorite tea are in order!
Just a rounded teaspoon of sugar for two cupfuls this morning, less than I often use for this tea. A few more leaves than usual. My senses are in heaven. Fantastic morning, really. Everything just feels right.
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Tried with Weight-to-Go! And a good helping of sugar, iced. This was really delicious. I don’t get this much sugar often but I was craving a sweet treat. I’ll have to add the rating in a bit (silly iPad), but this was a definite win.
I decided not to use sugar this time. The raspberry was significantly more evident than the lavender without sugar. I’m pretty meh on it as far as that goes. I will probably not do that again for a while.