1011 Tasting Notes
Yep, drinking this again today. I got 3 good infusions from the leaves last night and it could have possibly gone for more, but I started with new leaves this morning. This gives me a really good, warm, fuzzy feeling and I love that it is extremely easy to drink. It stays consistently good no matter what temp it is. Yum – slightly buttery, fruity, and kinda nutty.
This tea was a gift from my well-meaning sister-in-law so I’m going to give it a try. I have NOT had good experience with Chinese greens in the past. Sure, there have been one or two that I’ve liked, but in general, not my favorite. In fact, some have been downright vile.
The dry leaf smells a bit minerally, but not grassy or seaweed-esque. After brewing the smell is a bit nutty – I think of the walnut type. Or perhaps it is the chestnut that is mentioned in the description, I’m not sure what chestnuts smell or taste like though so I am thinking walnut. After a short steep time, the color is a nice golden green with a bit of shimmer on the surface. Hey, this isn’t bad at all! The tea is a bit buttery, slightly sweet, and has a nutty flavor that again reminds me of walnuts. This makes me curious as to how many infusions this can go. I can see this being an everyday tea – it is easily drinkable and definitely enjoyable.
I’m having a serious case of holiday malaise over here. Hopefully this elixir will help cure it all. Although, since I suspect most of my issue is due to not sleeping well lately – a caffeine filled tea may not help as much as I would hope. Oh well, at least it is smooth, non-bitter, and just plain tasty.
I found this hanging out in the back of my cupboard, so who knows how old it is. I can barely taste a hint of spice and the chocolate just reminds me of the slight cocoa taste I often find in black tea. Nothing remarkable really. The hint of spice is only serving to make me crave 52teas’ Mayan Chocolate Chai (which of course I am out of). I’ll finish the cup but I don’t see myself craving or even remembering this tea later on.
Unfortunately I’m finishing up my last bit of this tea while watching a few Harry Potter movies this morning. :(
I didn’t quite have enough for a small pot so I rounded it out with a scoop of Upton’s East Frisian. The taste is ALL butterbeer though. Delicious, slightly buttered root beer (which tastes WAY better than it sounds). This is one of the 52teas blends that I’m tempted to order a pound of. This is good stuff!