944 Tasting Notes
Mwahaha so as my new 2 oz of this showed up yesterday, I can finally stop hoarding my last 2 cups of this and finish it off! I made this in my timolino today and didn’t let it cool off, so I slightly fried my mouth on it first sip haha. I think I like this with honey the best, and i didn’t put any in today, so it’s still delicious but missing that honey to make it epic. But still my favorite, and it is making me warm today. So only 1 cup left in the bag, then sipdown! (although it doesn’t really count since I have another 2 oz lol.
My Verdant order came! Woot woot! Only a week late haha, silly Canada Post, I’m very pleased it came today, as I had an email all typed up to send out to find out the status of this glorious package. But it is here! And my car started so I was able to go get it! Happiness :)
So as it’s sooo cold here and I will be having another late night, this was the tea I needed to have first, without a second thought. I brewed it up for 4 minutes with boiling water. The dry smell is nice and gingery and CLOVES. Yumm. Very chai smelling.
The wet smell – oh my goodness. I thought my other chai tea smelled like ginger snaps. THIS smells like ginger snaps! SOOO YUMMMYYYY. AND! I can actually smell that Laoshan Black in there! Yes, I haven’t had it in ages, but that distinctive rich chocolate scent is mingling with the ginger snappiness. This smells heavenly!
THIS, my friends, is a CHAI. YES. This is a VERY GOOD CHAI. It is spicy, it is warming, and that awesome Laoshan Black makes it rich, decadent, chocolatey underneath the spices. This is excellent. Yet another Verdant win. I’m so happy I decided to get an oz right off the bat of this :D oh, and let me add, this excellent taste is without anything added. No milk, no honey, and it’s done western style. I can’t imagine the amazingness if this is done on the stove. Mmmmm I might add some honey to the end of this cup to see what happens, but this can definitely hold it’s own.
Overall, a delicious spicy blend of decadence and warmth. How David blends these, I will never know.
ETA: As this cools, it tastes more ginger snap like, and the Laoshan Black continues to show itself and man oh man, this is excellent. I wonder if it holds up to resteeping..
ETA again: yes, you definitely can get another steeping out of this, and it is still going strong! Even a bit spicier I think! Excellent tea :)
With wind chill, it’s – 43 C here today. Not a day I wanted to even step outside, let alone walk 10 mins to the train for class! So I was between making this and coco chai, but the spicy ginger won out. I added some honey and am drinking this and sneezing in class, i saw a giant black pepper ball when I steeped it lol. This hopefully will keep me a bit warm, i dont get to go home until dinnertime! A long, cold day ahead..hopefully I don’t get frostbite at any point. See previous notes on this tea, thank goodness for hot tea!
Ahh I have had a rather busy day :/ having a yummy cup of this tonight as I need to stay up and get lots of homework done and I need to NOT FALL ASLEEP. And it’s also like -25 C here with windchill, brrr…probably will make some sort of chai or ginger tea soon to warm up as well. Anyways, this is hitting the spot wonderfully, 3 minutes is perfect for steeping for me with this one! See previous notes on this tea :)
Having trouble sleeping tonight, too much on my mind and probably too much caffeine earlier. So I am waiting for this to cool then going to hopefully crash, I need to sleep so I’m not tired for class tomorrow! So hopefully good night steepster! Oh, and see previous notes on this tea!
I’m having a frustrating day due to school, so I needed a break to destress. So I took out my yixing for a well needed session. This tea is my favorite dark oolong. It tastes like honey, citrus, flowers, and everything good. It’s helping to calm me down. I love tea. See previous notes on this excellent tea.
Having this with hot water and sugar this morning! I also had in the evening last night, forgot to log it. This is so good, and I’m very excited, I got a bunch of gift credit for Red Leaf’s matcha referral program, so now I have to decide on at least 4 new flavors!! Any suggestions? I have been looking on Steepster and have an idea of the ones I will pick, but feedback is appreciated!