1113 Tasting Notes
I have good news! Today, I get to move over to the other side of the office that I previously sat on and never had any asthma problems. I’m hoping my asthma goes away with this change, as I am tired of inhalers and allergy pills and have to go to the doctor now at the end of the month for an assessment of my lungs. Sigh. And I’m not the only one who has noticed a weird musty smell in the office..ah well, lets hope that the move helps!
I am having this tea as my lungs, as usual, were terrible this morning. It seems to be helping a bit, although I’m sure my inhalers are what actually made me feel better lol. At least this tea tastes good and is fresh and cool to drink. Happy I have a tin of this! See previous notes on this tea.
I broke into this month’s tea budget and went to check out the spring collection at davidstea. I picked up 25g of the nectarine one without trying it because it smelled so good (and I will probably break my no-caffeine rule with this yummy smelling tea lol) and I got a to-go cup of this for tonight because it’s herbal and smelled very tasty too. I can’t say how long it steeped, maybe 4-5 mins.
This tea is pretty good! It reminds me of my beloved honeydew melon from the spring collect a few years ago sans rooibos and caffeine. Yum! Not picking out specific fruit flavors tonight as I’m not paying enough attention, but it’s tasty enough and non caffeineated that I will probably pick up more of this. Happy this is in the collection!
This tea!! I forgot I had a big bag of this tea, and as I am earnestly cutting out all caffeine (had some crazy anxiety this week, including a panic attack..could also be related to time of month..) this tea will be back in my repertoire for a while. Man I realized I have only about 20 herbals of my mass number of teas! I might have to break my hiatus to restock some..ugh how I will miss my caffeine, but until I get my anxiety sorted out, this is how it will have to be.
Anyways, this tea is as delicious as ever, maybe it benefited from ageing? Buttery, lemony goodness. Smooth and tasty. Yum. I am happy I rediscovered this tea in my cupboard :D see previous notes!
I am finishing off this awesome tea at work today. I will definitely, 100% be ordering more of this, and probably in March. My nose is going crazy today, and I even had an allergy pill yesterday..I also finally asked if the HVAC system can be checked at my work as I have been so sick with my asthma at work that something must be wrong. I suspect mold, as I also have a mold allergy, and haven’t had asthma symptoms prior to last summer in about 15 years. Hopefully they find something and can fix it! In the meantime, I will continue taking allergy pills about every 2nd day and drinking teas such as this, caffeine free and good for allergies. And it tastes awesome! Until we meet again, my friend. See previous notes on this one :) upping rating a bit too.
And another sipdown on this one tonight! I have been having a final gong fu session with this tea and sharing it with the bf. This tea truly was a wonderful one, a delicious sweet white tea that had amazing flavor. One of the best unflavored teas I’ve had to date I think, particularly in the white tea department. Tonight the notes are honey, fresh hay, a touch of nuttiness, silk, and some cream. Vanilla cream at that. This is perfect, and I am sad to see it go, but also happy we finished it off before it lost its wonderful flavor. See previous notes on this tea! Very grateful I had the chance to order this!
An at-work sipdown of this one today! Sadly the final cup is almost all tea-dust, so there are a ton of floaties. I will probably only drink half of the cup as it is scratchy and not that great on the throat. The flavor is still pretty decent at least, although the fennel is the strongest note in this final cup. Also, the water at my work is horrible, and I used the hot water dispenser water so it’s also not even boiling. Ah well, this is still a great blend that I will restock!
Speaking of which, I have been planning my next Verdant order, hopefully will be placing it before $4 Canadian shipping runs out. But I have a lot of tea to drink before I am allowed to! This tea will be included in the restock, as well as a ton of samples. See previous notes!
I am having a morning sheng session with this tea today. When I first had it, it was too harsh and tobacco-y for me. After almost 6 months, this tea seems to have mellowed and I am enjoying it much more! It is a bit sweeter than I remember, still rather green, but not nearly as harsh. There is also a slight scotchy note today that I am enjoying, maybe that’s just me though hahaha. Maybe I have the correct amount of leaf this time or something too haha. Whatever it is, I am enjoying this, and am going to try avoiding overcaffeination today. I have been avoiding caffeine for a week as it made me too jittery last weekend haha. See previous notes on this tea!
So this is kind of a tea note.. I am currently drinking a Japanese Green Tea IPA beer by the breweries Baird/Stone/Ishii! And let me tell you..you can actually taste the tea in it!
The tea used apparently is whole leaf sencha, and upon pouring the aroma is definitely green tea, with the hops adding a bitter, herbaceous note. The flavor is a perfect blending of green tea with bitter, citrusy hops. I am pleased the green tea is so present!
I thought I’d log this for any other tea/Beer lovers to check out. It is unique and delicious, if that’s your thing. Nevertheless, an exciting tea beverage I wanted to share :)
I have been keeping my caffeine intake to a minimum this week (read: the only caffeine I’m consuming is in decaf teas, so a tiny bit), and I have been tiring of herbals and craving a black tea. Enter this lovely decaf EB. I made it for my travel mug this morning and added milk and sugar right to the mug and it is delicious! This tea truly shines with the addition of milk and sugar. It is a bit watery with the milk, but that is fine by me. The milk also seems to be reducing the tannins, which I am happy about! I will finish this in record time probably, and then move on to my herbal teas throughout the day.
I would love to have one of my chinese teas tonight to celebrate the Year of the Sheep, but I will see how I am feeling about caffeine later. I have felt much better this week with less caffeine, which is not surprising. Caffeine usually amps up my anxiety and makes me sleep even less. Hope to continue my break for at least this week haha. See previous notes on this tea!