1043 Tasting Notes
Having some really delicious sheng today while cleaning and prepping the house for thanksgiving. We are cooking for 11 people tonight! My husband is smoking a turkey, and we are making spicy collards, maple roasted Brussels sprouts, and dinner rolls. Oh and I made apple pie! My MIL is bringing scalloped corn and a pumpkin cake, and my mom is bringing fancy baked mashed potatoes with cream cheese in them (around here we call them party potatoes!)
Anyway I’m very thankful for all my wonderful steepster friends. Hope you all have a safe and warm holiday and tummies full of delicious food and of course TEA!
Thank you Marzipan for the sample! I picked this one out at her house yesterday, because I’m trying to decide which Black Friday Dian Hong I want to order. This is good! I think I WILL order this one, even though its 30% off and the Full Leaf is 40% off. Even with the discount difference this one still ends up cheaper!
My Butiki order came today! Squee!!!
This tea is exactly like I imagined it. Super natural raspberry, insanely good oolong shining through, rich buttery cashew oozing over it all. Gah! What am I going to do without Butiki?!?!!?
I’ve been craving cashew butter ever since I tried this tea so I’m having a honey crisp apple with cashew butter for a snack as we speak :)
Sipping down a sample pack of this today. Trying to help myself decide what to order from Teavivre on Black Friday! I was able to snag one of the $10 gift cards over the weekend so I’m super excited!
I still like this one a lot but I think I’ll get one of the Yunnan Dian Hong teas that are on sale instead :)
Thank you Angel and TeaVivre for the sample!
This oolong is floral, sweet and vegetal, with a light toasty baked flavor! Really lovely lingering taste on my tongue. There might be a hint of a mineral note, something I can’t quite put my finger on. Quite complex and a refreshing change from the strongly vegetal green oolongs!
Thank you SO much Marzipan for this sample!
This is such a nice shou! Only my 2nd tea ever from White2Tea. This is the first shou I’ve had with pronounced camphor notes that I’ve actually enjoyed. It is quite balanced with the earthiness, sweetness, and dark fruity notes. A perfect tea for a cold and snowy day :)