939 Tasting Notes
I’m really glad I was accidentally sent extra samples of this tea because #1 this is only my 2nd Pu-er EVER (the first being some “season’s pick” puer fannings from Upton) so I’m still figuring out pu-ers, and #2 I had an allergy attack (sneezing fit) halfway through my steepings and my taste buds are a bit deadened from not being able to smell right now. I’m on steep #4 right now and it has been fun to notice differences between the steeps. I steeped according to the workshops recommendation. Thanks Verdant for offering tea of the month trials! :)
Wow, this tea is intense (in a good way!) Thanks so much to Piccolo and Teajo for the sample! I love the deep rich assam with the assertive mango flavor. I am enjoying it hot but I’m sure it will be wonderful iced, too. It is an interesting contrast to the peach oolong I had earlier today, too, heh.
I’m feeling kind of pitiful today so I decided to try my first guayusa! This was a sample I got with my most recent Butiki order. Seems a bit inappropriate to be drinking a tea with morning in the name in the afternoon, but oh well. This tea has a very pleasant lemon/lemongrass flavor with an extra “grassy” kick which I have to assume is the guayusa. I am enjoying it and would consider ordering it in the future! I hope this perks me up before my boxing class after work :)