1794 Tasting Notes
Another one from tea tasting, yesterday. Knowing my heavy preference for pu’erh, the folks at Vital Leaf tend to – after serving everyone along the section of counter – simply set the rest of the pitcher of pu’erh in front of me.
I have no qualms with this.
Usually, I prefer the Supreme Yunnan (12 year aged) over this, the Royal (15 year aged), but yesterday it tasted better and richer than I remember, perhaps due to not having drank any for some time. (I think my cupboard no longer has any Royal.)
Hooray! The time of year has come again, when Peet’s carries Winter Solstice (and Holiday Breakfast Blend) in their stores. While it is by no means a limited edition, it is a special edition, so it will only be sold from now until approximately the end of December. Of the half pound I just bought, we shall see how much is gone by mid-December…
The tins have a new design, this year – more of a white, whimsical theme, vaguely reminiscent of the patterns on their cups: http://d3mrtwiv4dr09z.cloudfront.net/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/300×400/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/w/t/wts_-_500665_l_1.png
I think I liked the old, metallic blue better. Interestingly enough, one can still purchase teabags of Winter Solstice that have the blue wrapper.
After far too long away from Steepster, I am back! This is actually the last of my container of Palekaiko, and it was a delicious several cups. Coincidentally, I also just posted a review of this tea to my website, here: http://www.createwritedrink.com/2014/10/tea-review-tuesday-review-of-lupicias.html