227 Tasting Notes
I made tea from half a sampler again. Hope its enough to tell ;)
This one is one of those gentle breakfast blacks.
Leaves are nice black and yellow and totally twirled. Folks i think i found an amazing Tea company – and it was totally by chance…
Color is quite light for black tea. Smells very interesting. Kinda smells like it has milk in it :D Creamy smell.
Mmmm this is yummy! Another one i regret ordering just a sample ;) Best black I’ve ever had. Yumm. No bitterness at all. But you can still tell its black. Reminds me a bit of english breakfast. Its kinda sweetish creamy and earthy. Plus that awesome basic taste. Siiiigh… so good…
Giving it a second chance. OK it was the sink water that made it bad last time. Its grassy, smooth, just slightly oolongy – on the green side of it. I must say it tastes quite good this time. Really nice smooth taste. Very good drink when i want something plain and not sweet.
Very good rating. It’s a nice cuppa of tea.
I got that package that got stuck on the customs office and that i didn’t even recall ordering. I was totally surprised with the content. Awesome modern tins and nicely packed samplers. Plus a nice postcard thingy and an actual short story inside one of the tins.
the short story thing
I picked one of 5 samplers with my eyes closed. Idk if the sampler content is for one or two teacups. I just read. It’s one teapot each sampler. I ordered the Introduction collection with White Silver Tip, Jasmine Silver Tip, Green Leaf Tea, Oolong, Emperor’s Breakfast. Plus i got a tin of whole leaf white and a tin of Lost Malawi.
took me 10 years to realize i got gay smurfs on my sheets ;) i just realized recently they aren’t inlove with smurfette
After opening the pack strooooong jasmine scent. But more flowery and less ewy smelling than some of the jasmine’s that i couldn’t drink. They said themselfes that the 2ns steep is even better than the first. We shall see.
I’ll leave half of it for another time. Looks too much. Specially considering my jasmine weakness.
1st steep 4 minutes
The color is very light. Almost none. Smell is gentle floral similar to the leaves just more delicate. Taste is omg yummy. Seriously. How to describe this. I hate most jasmine teas i’ve tried so far but this goes beyond. It’s the most floral thing i’ve ever tasted. Its so sweet and taste so frakkin good. That floral taste sticks in my mouth like a drug or something. I can’t believe i just fell totally in-love to a jasmine tea. But i did. Omg gotta go let somebody else try it. They managed to make a tea i love from something i pretty much hate. How awesome is that?!
This one is a must have! Too bad i just got a sampler. Gonna order more for sure. Till then i’ll have to steep out every yummy drop of this one ;)
Can’t wait to try their other teas. Rare Tea Company rocks!
OK i got this in teabags and it’s called Pai Mu Tan but ill log it here anyways. Should be pretty much alike.
Smells of dry tea is very herbal in a nice way. Leaves look well half like silver needle and the rest just looks like dry leave chunks.
I’m expecting to like it…
Tea is clear yellow and smells like hay or something. Like a farm with sheep’s lol.
Tastes quite similar to the smell. It has a nutty thing about it. Slightly. That I love. It also has a slight acid note.
I don’t like it like i like Adagio’s Silver needle but i quite like it. ‘Might buy more sometime’ category. Oh and it’s quite strong flavored for a white tea. Nice aftertaste tho…
Archimedes, Pascal, and Newton are playing hide-and-seek.
Archimedes covers his eyes and starts counting.
Pascal looks around and hides behind a bush.
Newton grabs a stick and scrapes a one meter by one meter square in the dirt and stands in it. Otherwise he does not hide at all.
Archimedes opens his eyes and looks around. Of course, he immediately sees Newton and calls “I see Newton”
Newton calmly says “But hang on, one Newton in a square meter is a Pascal!”
Ain’t that the like nerdiest joke ever?
New try. Less tea and really short steep. OMG it takes aaaages for the tea to cool down now that the summer has finally started. I took my first swim yesterday. It was awesome.
Yep this is a way to make this tea. It’s still a tad bitter in the end but it has nice milder flavors. Solid but not likely i’d buy it again…
This might finally be one of those oolong you all brag about ;) Leaves cant be compared to those i’ve had before. These are beautiful. Long twirled in little balls.
Even this one smells slightly like the other two i had these days from TeaGschwender dragon well and kukicha. Idk how come. Maybe they all came from the same region or something. Even tho this one would be expected to come from Sumatra hehe.
I’m starting with the second steep this time. Color is quite bright yellow to greenish. Doesn’t taste like usual oolongs at all. Idk how to explain the taste. Let me try the first steeped tea. Feels very under steeped. I should have probably put more oolong in it or steep it longer. Right now i find it very undefinable.
It’s very mild. Even if it was a white tea i’d say it too mild. And i’m getting taste of what feels like chloride which i don’t like. I used water from the sink. Maybe its the bad water day. Hope so. Hope it’s not in the tea. No rating cuz im too confuzzled at the moment about this one.
Chuck Norris can sneeze with his eyes open.
Morning after (fact that it’s past noon is just a technicality today – i heart holidays) – 3rd steep. Oolong is pretty much gone. Its still peachy. I would have expected it to be the other way around – peach gone and oolong still here. Oh well. It’s OK to drink but very much different than the 1st steep…
Chuck Norris doesn’t have disk latency because the hard drive knows to hurry the hell up.
Lately i almost never put sugar into my teas but this one is kinda asking for it. At least when i make it stronger like i did this time. It starts with a slightly bitter note but in a good way. Later the other flavors come out and leave a nice aftertaste. Think it would be good with milk and sugar or honey.
Brown sugar first. Hmmm not really – it was better without. I think i over steeped it this time or put too much tea in it. Cuz its still bitterish.
One milk creme going in. Well better than without. Not ideal.
So the recipe for this one is to make it either under steeped or short with latte and honey.