224 Tasting Notes
my first pu-ehr try…
most likely its Sweet Chrysanthemum sample. looks so and tastes so (sweet). not sure because the wrappings have Chinese writing on them.
rinsed it twice first (assumed its necessary because of the smell). water gets dark red really fast. smells slightly unpleasant.
taste – i expected bitter. but after trying it huge surprise. it’s by far the sweetest tea i’ve ever tried. has a bit of the weird taste – relating with that smell. earthy maybe. idk it’s hard to define. but all together it’s lets say drinkable. more than i expected it would be.
ok drinking more i can say that the sweetnes is too much for me. kinda drinkable but don’t like it. wouldnt wanna drink it regulary.
ok lets try steeping it longer. maybe it will be better…
it is stronger and sweetness is less obvious but i don’t like this other taste much either. gonna have to search more for a pu-ehr i like…
so i made 2 cups and didn’t finish either. actually for me it was barely drinkable. not sure how its supposed to be. so i’ll give it a low rating and hope that the next one suites me better…
just “squeezed” the 3rd steep from last nights silver needle teabag. still yummy.
i ordered 150g of loose silver needle on eBay last night. gotta make sure i dont run out of it ;) also ordered big dose of earl gray. hope I’ll like it lol. should be similar to English breakfast right? and ordered some additional samplers like gunpowder and Darjeeling and chai. gotta wait 3 weeks now. till then i got plenty pu-ehr samplers to keep me busy :D
It’s bedtime, I’m sleepy and i haven’t had my cup of tea today. This tea should be made for the occasion…
Color is nice clear yellow – chamomile color.
Smells of chamomile too. It has 32% of chamomile ingredient. Not sure what this balm (36% of this tea) is. Going to peak in the dictionary. OK i found that out but it doesn’t mean much to me lol. Anyways think it will probably taste a lot like chamomile too.
Yep tastes like chamomile. Mostly. But better. It gets sweetish. Really really nice aroma for a tea. Very calming indeed. Would be little better with sugar or honey but I’m not in the mood for it right now.
All together another tea i rather like. And another quite different from the rest.
I stole few teabags from dad. Never really liked basic black teas. Figured i should give it a try again after trying so many different teas lately.
Color – dark clear red.
No particular smell but i got a bad cold so that might easily be a false statement.
For start trying it hot without adding sugar, lemon or milk. Never tried tea with milk tho. Kinda curious about that. OK I’ve tried it and doesn’t seam bad but no point in writing about it because i still don’t have my taste back. I can just barely tell how it tastes (not as sour and strong as i remember). Being sick makes it healthy to drink teas but also slightly harder to enjoy them ;)
Give it another try in few days…