230 Tasting Notes
My 200th note! Woooooooo!!
I’ve been slowing down my tea drinking lately due to my busy schedule! Sadface. I have been sharing what tea I have been drinking with my boyfriend, who appears to be enjoying the tea adventures.
I decided to make this one as I knew it was delicious… absolutely delicious.. and he really liked the Laoshan black, which has a somewhat similar flavour profile (though still very different).
Success! Another tea he loves.
Delicious chocolatey malt with big red robe mineral notes that I adore. What a lovely tea.
Now I’m off to Thailand for 3 weeks! I’M SO EXCITED
Decided to brew up some tea tonight to hopefully calm and relax me. It’s been crazy around here lately and I need to center myself again.
After a rinse, first steeping was 5 seconds, 205F… result is sweet and earthy, with a thick mouthfeel reminiscent of cream or butter. Reminds me a little of sweet potato.
Second steeping, 7 seconds, tastes like a mix of sweet potato, green plantain, and custard. This steeping reminds me of the sweetness present in a roasted oolong, but without the roasted edge.
Third steeping is brothy and thick, but sweet. A sweetness that covers my entire tongue and down the back of my throat. Really really delicious.
I have been drinking this over the past two days.. three steeps last night, two tonight.
Really really delectable. It tastes like honey and stone fruits with a slight roasted edge, sandalwood and jasmine.
The fifth cup has a really lovely plum taste as a lingering flavour. I’m really really enjoying my sample of this!
On another note – I haven’t been able to access my notices for the past week. Whats going onnnnn???!!! Hmph.
It’s been really nice and sunny in Edmonton, and I’ve been riding my bike to the lab every day! So nice…
A few days ago, while riding my bike in the sunshine home, I was sooooo thirsty and had the biggest craving for this tea! So as soon as I got home I made a big batch of iced buds and I have been re-steeping them ever since.
So delicious – sweet pine dew with graham crackers and possibly some marshmallow, but not the typical kind – it reminds me of ones that I make that are gluten free and made with stevia. Anyways.. this is delicious as always and I am so thankful I got another oz of this from the TOTM club as I just drank down my initial 2 oz.
Such a long day.
A good day, but a long one… therefore I’m finally sitting down to a nice cuppa one of my favourite blacks.
Edmonton water is a little different from what I had on the island, but this tastes lovely and creamy.. like dark hot chocolate that has been made with big red robe instead of milk. Just delicious as always.
Yummo. I made some of this for my morning breakfast tea. I’m just getting a cold so I figured the smokey sweetness would be a good choice.
I also used this to make a pork tenderloin last night.
Oh My Word. So good. So So good.
Holy hannah this is good!
I got 4 oz and I’m now down to 2.. It’s been about a month. Nothin’ crazy but I love that I don’t have to hoard this stuff.
I think my favourite way to drink this is with my bombilla. I add just boiled water to half my desired water, let it steep for 30 seconds, then add in some room temperature water. That way I can drink it immediately, and it’s delicious.
salted caramel brownie…..
I’m in loooove
Hmm… It’s alright.
The peach gets very ..bright?.. in a way. Acidic almost? It’s not bad, but I find no whisky aspect to this.
I don’t care for whisky much anyways so I guess it works out :)
Oh holy deliciousness
Im drinking this with my bombilla and having it luke warm. This is when I really taste the caramel brownie flavour. So delicious!
Back into the hole of studies I go….
Thank you Teavivre for this sample!
Delicious sweet dark chocolate cherry notes. Very bright in the mouth with a slight cooling following a swallow. Slight malt at the end of the sip and a little astringency.