355 Tasting Notes
I’m in an excellent mood this morning and I’m not sure why. Today is my best work buddy’s last day at the office, which should be making me sad. But I got a new MyTouch phone last night and I am LOVING it. Hey Steepster, can we get an Android app?
I opened up my 2oz bag of this for the first time yesterday and was blown away by how much matcha was mixed in to this genmaicha! My sample from jennlea had a lot, but this had a TON. This is definitely the best genmaicha I’ve ever had.
As promised, I ordered another sample tin of this to have around. Very tasty stuff – interesting to see how it compares to Orchid Oolong, which I’ve been drinking a lot more of since I last drank this. You can definitely notice the difference that the orchid makes in OO.
I adore Adagio’s Yunnan Noir, and now that I’m out for the time being, I’m making due with their other two Yunnans that are in my cupboard, Jig and Gold. Yunnan Gold is actually the first Yunnan of theirs that I tried and loved. Yunnan Jig is one that I’ve neglected, mainly because it’s the cheapest/lowest quality of the three. But it’s still good, and still has all of those great Yunnan qualities – the slight earthiness, the cocoa taste, and the peppery spikiness on the tongue.
This is pulling very vanilla-creamy today, which I have no problem with.
There’s always time for Orchid Oolong.
Smoky and slightly bakey, from the Keemun.
Last of my sample. I think today will be the first day I can actually drink tea again!
I didn’t drink tea all weekend. My stomach just couldn’t handle it. Turns out I might be trying a bit too early – I literally took one sip of this and the caffeine went straight to my head. Proceeding with caution…
I was really liking this tea in my pre-Steepster days.. it’s Chinese Sencha blended with rose petals and mallow flowers. The mallow definitely shines through with a bright sweetness, and you can taste a bit of the rose, as well.