120 Tasting Notes

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My tea of the morning for the first morning of my much needed vacation. This chocolate-cherry cup of delicious is the perfect way to start my day and is brought to be my well-seasoned Vanilla Dreams yixing pot. The extra vanilla bean seasoning day was a brilliant idea Tea Hobbit.

http://instagram.com/p/sARwTtwx0I/?modal=true

Sarsonator

OMG! I am drinking this too! LOL

MzPriss

This surprises me not at all x

Sil

another one on my list… sigh

MzPriss

Sil you need this one.

Sil

i need a bunch…trying to get through some of the samples i have, so that i can figure out what to place as an order when september hits and sleeping bear is back. Just wish i had them NAAAO

Cheri

This tea is dreamy.

TheTeaFairy

Cherry bomb :-)

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drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
120 tasting notes

I’ve written rapturous notes about this tea before. It was my first “OMG this is so freaking good I must have so much of it that I never ever run out” (or just OMG for short) tea. I’ve neglected it as of late because I have MANY of those OMG teas now: Special Dark, Golden Orchid, Cocoa Amore, Bailin Gongfu, Wild Monk, etc. And I have a staggering amount of this. I’m so glad.

I read Dexter’s note on this when I woke up far too early this morning and craved the thick honey sweet malty bready slightly spicy flavor that is this cup of love. Usually when I’m this groggy and half-awake, I do something simple: make water hot, dump tea, drink tea.

It’s been too long for this tea, so I got out my beautiful pink flowered pot and its matching cup. I pre-heated the pot and the cup and overleafed the pot and brewed up 16 ounces of pure golden delight: http://instagram.com/p/r1cWGsQx61/?modal=true

I’m sitting here sipping and mmmm-ing. Blissful! And this is playing in my head as I sip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EgB__YratE

Thank you Dexter for reminding me how much I love this.

Updated to note that I went through those 16 ounces of love so quickly and loved it so much I’m making another pot.

Cheri

I have no heard that song in ages. Thank you. :) And I love the teapot and cup.

Dexter

Yay!!! Sometimes you need to pull out an old favorite and be reminded why you love it so much. :))

Stephanie

Love that flowered pot

MzPriss

@Cheri I love that song too and it was just playing in my head as I drank this

Dexter – I’m so glad yuo had this and wrote that note. I may have it for breakfast again tomorrow

Stephanie – isn’t it pretty?? I love on it all the time

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Totally not a fan of this harvest. Will send you my leftover 1.5oz :)

MzPriss

@Brenden – I haven’t opened my bag of this harvest yet – this is older

MzPriss

But I wouldn’t turn down GF

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Well, I don’t think I’ll be drinking any more of it, so I’ll toss it in with your next order in exchange for the Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong :)

MzPriss

OK, I think I’m sending you some other sutff too

Whispering Pines Tea Company

:D yay! i’ll see if ive got anything laying around for you too

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It is completely my fault that I don’t love this tea. I saw the word “smoked” in the name. I got some anyway. Not. My. Thing. The rest of this ounce will now be Brenden’s. Thing.

Flavors: Smoke

Cheri

It’s nice to try something and then just give it away. :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

YESSSSSSSS!!!!!! <3 :D

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Lame, I wrote like 10 hearts and it only posted one. Whatevz. All the hearts :P

Cheri

Hahahah! I wonder why you only got one heart? <3

Cheri

(I also only got one heart. :( )

MzPriss

I’m pretending there are 10 hearts Brenden

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Steepster is limiting the love :(

MzPriss

Steepster has a love-limiter :( bummer

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95

Second tea of the morning. Enjoying with the LTF.

I love how reliably comforting and delicious this tea is. Sweet and malty and cuddly.

I am so very glad I got a shitload during the recent Teavivre sale. I never want to run out of this.

Sarsonator

Oh my. Sounds yumz

MzPriss

SO yumz!

Sarsonator

Added to my wishlist!!!!

MzPriss

Sars! I will put some in your box I have a shitload!

Sarsonator

Thank you, dearest! I would love to try it!

mj

I just got some yesterday. I can’t wait to try it!

ashmanra

I don’t know if I have had this one! I think I will put at least a sample on my next order,

donkeytiara

do you get the cannabis note from this tea like I do? does anyone? :/

MzPriss

I don’t really get that from it, I get a lot of malt and sweet potatoey taste though. This makes me happy.

Terri HarpLady

I didn’t get a shitload, but I did get some :)
It’s been missing from my cupboard for awhile.

MzPriss

It’s a necessary one

TheTeaFairy

Always a pleasure sharing a shitload worthy tea with you missy :-)

MzPriss

Let’s do it again this morning. I just made a cup of GO…

TheTeaFairy

And i did too, I did it!!

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98

Having an EARLY morning cup of this with my dogs curled up beside me and chatting with the LTF is a good way to start the day

TheTeaFairy

Haha! We both wrote a note at the same time :-)

MzPriss

This does not surprise me

Sarsonator

Y’all share the same brain!

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I ended up in the cowboy boot store on my lunch hour today. I came home to this shoo. The dry leaf had a very slight shoo aroma. I gave it a quick rinse @ 205, let it sit for a bit and started with a 1 minute steep. WHOA – it’s as black as Jerry Jones’ heart.

The first sip took me right back to the cowboy boot store with a nice smooth leather taste – yes, it tasted JUST like the boot store smelled. This is a big-ish leather, but not overwhelming like some. It has had time to age and smooth and it’s just lovely.

Subsequent steeps of 20s, 30s, 45s and then 1 minute and 2 minutes and it is still going. The leather has mellowed though still present. I’m enjoying the mellow body sensation – this was exactly what I needed this afternoon.

I stayed out late seeing one of my favorite musicians, Dave Alvin last night and this tea reminds me a bit of Dave’s voice – well aged, leathery and delicious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSU9vIzFCzk

And here’s a pic: http://instagram.com/p/rvJkVHQx20/?modal=true

Flavors: Leather

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C
TheTeaFairy

Can’t wait to try it, love me some leather…

And mr alvin is very talented. Love him.

MzPriss

I love him very much <3

Sarsonator

Boot tea!

MzPriss

Two of my favorite things!!

MzPriss

I need to learn to take better pics

TeaBrat

Did you buy any boots? :)

MzPriss

As a matter of fact I did….http://instagram.com/p/rvNDVGwx8g/?modal=true

I am fortunate that I have really small feet and can wear kid’s sizes. Not all of my boots are kid’s size (in fact most are not), but sometimes I find some I like and they are way way way cheaper – these are kid’s size. Works with running shoes too :)

Cheri

I like the gaiwan a lot. Really pretty. And the boots are cute!

MzPriss

Oh thank you!

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100

So happy to be home. Because the GO lives here. nomnomnomnom

TheTeaFairy

Yay, reunited, at last :-)

MzPriss

Yes! Home is where the noms are.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Hahaha, home is where the noms are. So much winning :-)

Cheri

I’m so jealous. This tea did not make it to me in the (M)UTTB.

MzPriss

I can send you a little Cheri

Cheri

Only if you want, and if I have something you’re interested in in exchange.

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90

No I am not drinking this right now and I didn’t just finish any. I’m SQUEEEEEEEEEING because I HAVE some now and will get to have it before bed.

TheTeaFairy

Oh my goodness!! She s back and she’s got the BEAR!!!!!!

MzPriss

YES! She’s back – with very little sleep and I’m about to get all beared-up y’all!

MzPriss

NOW I’m having some. Tastes different his time, but still just so good. LTF – lullaby indeed

MzPriss

I love the way the hand-blending makes it just a little different every time. Soulful.

TheTeaFairy

Me too! I love not knowing who different it will be the next month. So relaxing right? Yay!

MzPriss

Ye I am relaxing with my dogs and my SB. I am NOT: working, flying, sitting in an airport, drinking bad tea.

Sarsonator

Life is too short to drink bad tea. So one your travel set arrives, will you be bringing good shengs on business trips? I feel it’s important for me to ensure that you have appropriate tea experiences while traveling.

Friends don’t let friends drink bad sheng.

MzPriss

Yes! I will taking the good sheng and Golden Orchid. Comfrt zone!
I hated my hotel this time too – smelled like stale cigarettes in my allegedly non smoking hotel. It was icky

Sarsonator

Yuck! Hopefully all your rooms in the future will be wonderful, but if not, at least you’ll have good tea :p

Cheri

Welcome back! We missed you. And Enjoy This Tea!!!!

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95

I love that this tea is so reliably awesome. It’s like a snuggly robe and fuzzy socks – pure comfort.

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100

I am so happy that I have this tea at this moment.

mj

It’s totally a happy tea :) Enjoy!

MzPriss

My face is happy!

mj

LOL good morning!

MzPriss

Good morning cutie pie. Hope you are having a good one.

mj

Eh, it’s alright for a Monday. I hope yours is great! It sounds like it started well anyway :)

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Love that I’m living in beautiful Central Texas – land of good fun, good friends, good food, good music and good tea (Zhi – word.) Tasting great tea makes me hear music. Very often you will see a link to the song I hear for a particular tea.

I’m now blogging about tea and food at: http://atasteofmzpriss.wordpress.com/

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I am always up for swaps, so stalk my cupboard and hit me up if you see something you want to try.

Black/red Chinese teas hold the key to my heart.

I don’t care much for flavored teas, especially the fruity varieties. My exceptions are chai and Earl Grey, and apparently now vanilla. Not much love for lapsang souchong either.

I sit squarely on fence with green and white teas.

If I end up in hell, my punishment will be to drink rooibos.

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