152 Tasting Notes
This appears to be my 50th note. So for this wee milestone, I chose the Golden Monkey tea of my dreams.
The chocolate malt aroma tendrils are a preview of coming attractions. There is a deep sweetness, almost roasty like brown sugar or really dark caramel (like Fran’s caramel) and a nuanced and perfectly balanced mellow maltiness that sends me straight to purring satisfaction.
It’s like a deep tissue massage with Otis Redding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIlWjhci01U) playing in the background while I melt into a puddle of blissful contentment.
This is perfect tea. More on my blog:
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Honey, Malt
I steeped two teaspoons of these cute little curlicues in about 15 ounces of boiling water for four minutes. And then…..Hello great big fat HONEYMOUTH! So sweet and thick tasting. There is a roasty grain bit. There is chocolate and there is malt. All pleasure-buttons for me. There is a little floral waft at the end it’s a sweet floral, like sweet peas. And honey, it is silkysmooth. Like Al Green. How is it possible I only ordered one ounce of this?
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Flavors: Chocolate, Honey, Malt, Roasted Barley
Oh Yes ma’am! I’m gonna go ahead and put the song first because I’ve listened to it three times in my headphones while drinking this tea and the combination is sending me to the happy place: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPP8w0wMRgQ&feature=kp
Silky smooth and sumptuous, there is chocolate way up front. Then gooey melty caramely deliciousness. With a very slight malt toward the back and deep roasty fruit at the end. I also get an almost winey updraft into my nose as I swallow.
This is full of win and I will have some as long Brenden supplies this new habit. Near perfect. As usual, more on my blog:
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate
Such high hopes I had for this tea. All y’all love it so much. I like it fine. I just don’t love it. It is slightly too bright to be a tea I love and the smokiness to me went a little too far in the creosote direction at the back of the sip. It’s not off-putting, but I like a smoky flavor a bit rounder, more mellow and a bit less sharp.
More about it (and its song) here:
I’m going wait to rate it because it could grow on me.
I have to put the song for Golden Orchid up front for the soundtrack to this review: Miss Etta. At Last: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ45Q7ZuTEs&feature=kp
In the beginning, there was the truly delicious North Winds blend. Mz Priss tasted the North Winds and found that it was good. On the second day, WPTC lofted it to the stratosphere with the addition of a simple vanilla bean. This is one of the most groovealicious blends of tea I have ever tasted. And I mean groovealicious in the George Clinton-One Nation Under A Groove way and not the 60’s hippie way.
Sticking my snoot into the bag is a delight. This is all yummycreamy vanilla cocoa malt. I want to bathe in it. With North Winds as the base it has all the same coca malt notes, but the alchemical addition of the vanilla smooths it out even more than it was already was. It is almost like a vanilla caramel taste – though I don’t really detect a load of caramel. There is a very slight astringency on the tip of my tongue with a faint background of tobacco in the best way.
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Flavors: Cocoa, Malt, Vanilla
This is the second tea from Joseph Wesley I’ve tried and it does not disappoint. Beautiful golden and brown/black dry leaf with a medium reddish-amber liquor. Bai Lin is usually a very happy place for me and this one is no exception. Sweet and refined. I will order more.
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It makes me hear Mavis Staples – a nice smooth way to start the morning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etITOxv9x4w
Flavors: Baked Bread, Caramel, Honey