1108 Tasting Notes
Marzipan gave me a sample of this tea last night at dinner, and I decided to drink it this morning while I baked a buttermilk lemon pie with saffron. Seemed apropos!
The first steep I drank straight, and was slightly underwhelmed. Mild black tea and faint lemon with some buttermilk tang. 2nd steep I added just a TINY bit of sugar and it really made this tea come alive! Everything seems more vibrant and delicious! Very tasty when sweetened.
This was also my first tea from this company, which I know very little about.
Thanks again Marzipan! :D
Still haven’t tasted the actual pie yet but it smells great!
I’ve got more of this tea now thanks to inranger YAY! Thanks!!!
So, I’m not sure I’ve ever had the 1st picking before. Also I haven’t had any LB in a while…someone educate me please, is the first picking supposed to taste different? I feel like there is a flavor note missing here! It is still quite tasty, don’t get me wrong. Just different! It could be my palate as I just ate a bunch of berries before drinking this cup, but still. Weird!
With the exception of shinchas and dragonwell, I’m generally a fall harvest kind of girl with most of my teas, so maybe it is just me.
Thank you for the sample boychik
This is not my favorite Damn Fine tea, but I’ve loved SO MANY of them so far that this is still a very good tea in my book. Just not knocking my socks off the way the others did. It is smooth and somewhat complex, but lacks any malty or fruity notes to draw me in ;)
I am considering ordering a tin of the Spring Keemun before it is gone. I finished my sample of that one from boychik on my vacation and I miss it already!
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I am home from mini vacation and just wanted to say that I’m drinking this iced right now and it is faaaaantastic!
Also if you are a foodie and live within driving distance of Cincinnati you MUST visit Jungle Jim’s International Market! www.junglejims.com
It is my new happy place LOL. Somewhat disappointing tea selection though…
This sheng is kind of strange. My first steep had a bitterness that reminded me of cocoa…but it is definitely a SHENG so it is really weird. Like, the liquor is a translucent amber…how is this giving me cocoa notes?
2nd steep also bitter, but more fruity. I will have to be more careful with this one in the future- maybe lower temp and shorter steeps…I do feel like the flavors lying under the bitterness are quite interesting!