1794 Tasting Notes

70
drank Sticky Rice Puerh by Vital Tea Leaf
1794 tasting notes

I’m still getting used to the flavour of this tea, but it’s growing on me. It does smell, and taste, like rice just out of a rice cooker. Good pu’erh, but not necessarily my first choice if I was given the option. It does smooth out from cup to cup though.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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69
drank Ancient Pu-Erh by World Market
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I’m realizing this pu’erh really isn’t as good as I first thought, but it’s pu’erh, and (to change my own quote) “mediocre pu’erh is better than no pu’erh at all.”

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58
drank Earl Grey by St. James Teas
1794 tasting notes

Mediocre Earl Grey. Not enough to get me going this morning.

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87

Smoother than before, now utterly smooth, as this is the second pot.

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65
drank Hazelnut by Adagio Teas
1794 tasting notes

Tasty, though I think I used a bit too much tea, as it is a bit bitter.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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65

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87

Delicious and dark, more to come later.

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80

Several hours later, still as good.

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80

nom nom nom nom. Good flavour and big leaves.

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85
drank Tiramisu by TeaFrog
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Pre-steeping, my nose revels in the wonderful and delicious smells coming from the dry leaves. This tiramisu smells delicious, and it is strong enough that I can hardly detect the scent of the red rooibos underneath it.

After steeping, the aroma of rooibos has been brought to a more prominent place, but the tiramisu is not letting go of its grasp on the scent and the senses. The liquor has steeped a deep red colour, yet remains bright and clear. Eagerly, I lift the cup to my lips in anticipation…

Creamy! This tea has a very thick mouthfeel that actually starts out being a bit thin, but when the sweetness of the tea finally hits, it thickens considerably. The rooibos has come through beautifully, though it almost seems to have too much rooibos flavour (as compared to the tiramisu). The tiramisu does put forth a good showing, however. It boldly jumps out at the drinker, and lasts a while, settling in a delicious aftertaste. With each sip, I’m left wanting to take another sip and another…

I really enjoyed this tea, which is probably an understatement, considering how fast I went through the first cup. I gladly give this tea an 85 out of 100 on my personal enjoyment scale.

Time to go have another cup!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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“I love trading tea and trying new teas. My favourites are oolong (mainly Chinese) and pu’erh.
Will gladly talk all day about tea.”

The above was my bio when I joined five years ago, and I felt it needed to be updated. I still love pu’erh, though I have begun to take preference toward cooked, shou. Oolongs are certainly still a go-to tea for me, but I have expanded my horizons to begin including greens and blacks based upon the weather and how I am feeling.

Still more than glad to talk about tea – anytime, anywhere, anyplace.
Additionally, if fountain pens, books, music, or computers are on the discussion list…

My ratings, this “personal enjoyment scale” about which I talk, are just that – based on how much I enjoyed the tea. I might have enjoyed it immensely, yet do not keep it stocked for various reasons. On the flip side, I have a few teas that are “good” but not “great,” which I keep stocked for various reasons.

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