692 Tasting Notes
mmmm i like this one.
upton has some good mini cakes.
earthy sweet and with malty caramel and a creamy fluid note that makes it blend so evenly. plus of course that dark wet complex flavor of puerh. not bitter or bland.
i am TOTES tea drunk now.
oh and also Doctor Who’s 12th doctor has been announced!
it’s totally my birthday month.
haha well 2 years ago when CHAroma tasted this she did. not. like it.
(but yes that was 2 years ago)
but as a puerh goes, for me, there isn’t really anything to dislike here. it’s just not thrilling is all. it’s a fine, average puerh.
okay okay it might kinda be boring. but not bad bad.
if it blossoms later, like on the 6th steeping or something, i’ll let you know….
my sister is watching anime. Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist
this tea is kinda almost too complex for me! i mean that complimentary.
it keeps changing it’s prominent flavors. i feel like i can’t even track it.
buttery but vegetal, sweet but earthy, oakey and light, and then something new still. like a mealy apple? idek.
the first steep wasn’t so great but i know you should sometimes rinse puerhs too, which i never do. i just drink it anyways hah. i’m sure i’m not the only one.
i’m gonna do a handful of more steeps, until i get bored or tea drunk. whichever comes first. start your bets now!
thank you CHAroma for being so generous and sending me this wonderful sample. it was on my wish list and everything.
(my sister thanks you too!)
hey PS this is my 450th tea tasted!!
oooo hello darkness my friend.
this 2nd? 3rd steeping? i lost track! hah imagine that. me. getting distracted.
i’m sharing with my sister. i read the descriptions out loud to her and we discussed it. so fun! never done that before. we agreed the caramel and raisin notes. and we like it.
i’m gonna steep it a couple more times. totes.
i started out with a 20 sec steeping, and then kinda just went for 1 min to 1:30 steepings.
i’m not a puerh pro. but i’ve been lucky enough to have a few that have blown my mind. and that made me permanently curious.
i’m sampling 3 puerhs right now. all fairly extremely different. and i have 3 more to sample next. (i find sampling any more than 3 at one time and they tend to get cold)
this one is not creamy for me. even now on the 4th steeping i don’t get a smoothness that the description talks about. though it definitely is a less dirt-esqu puerh than i’m used to. i think i’m just more acquainted with shus. i do taste the nuttiness and plantains dryness described. that part is acurate for me. but nope, no apricot or creaminess in my cup. not yet anyways. maybe a few more steeps will bring it out.
also i may have started my day with a sour ale and a double ipa so my tastebuds could be on the top deck of a cruise boat while i sit here in my kitchen. hah
happy sunday ya’ll!
woops over leafed! but not oversteeped, and still good. whew.
kinda average milk oolong in my inexperienced opinion.
or i could be distracted by downloading fic and learning how to use twitter.
thanks for the sample whatshesaid! i know you aren’t online much these days, but hope you are having an awesome baby growing time!!
so it took me until YESTERDAY to realize that updated notes don’t get moved to the top of the dashboard anymore. which will be pleasing news to some of you i’m sure. but it also means i need to change my methods if i want anyone to see anything i say, or have any kind of presence other than the occasional ‘hoorah tea’ comment. cuz i usually log my tea right when i drink it and then make a note when i have a free moment, which is sometimes days later.
not complaining! just figuring things out, and i guess sharing this detail for anyone who missed it.
so this will be a long post cuz i just had a large iced starbucks latte. more caffeine than i’m used to at one time. because i had a HUGE caffeine withdraw headache due to a stomach virus going through my house. and we all know that caffeine makes music sound better and reading fan fic even more exciting and walking with umbrellas way more fun.
i have not seen Pacific Rim yet. i must see Pacific Rim.
i am a professional drinker. aka boozer. and i will say that this tea does not really taste like a mojito but it is still very yummy. kinda lime and lemongrass heavy. in fact it has all the right ingredients. hell, how would i know, i’ve never had a hot mojito.
drink this tea it is good. that’s what i say.
thank you Scheherazade for sending it all the way across the deep dark wild ocean to me!
if anyone has a subscription to TIME mag and can send me the new cover article “Having It All Without Having Children” i would love to read it. or if you have a way to read it without a subscription that i don’t know about let me know. i rarely chase down articles, but this is of particular interest to me and i hope to god the article isn’t biased or one dimensional. (though i can’t wait to see what the slate podcasts have to say. i’m listening to the DoubleX Gabfest: The Monogamish Sex Edition right now. unrelated to the article from June 27th.)
i have tasted and logged 443 different teas to date, and have tasted and logged 450 different beers to date (via untappd). (see note above.) (also you get a ‘LEGENDARY badge’ for logging 500 unique beers.)
i’ve been logging beers for much longer than i’ve been logging tea. and i’m sure i’ll reach 500 teas way before i reach 500 beers, but i’ll make note of the moment when my numbers converge. and maybe have a beer-tea-tini or something to celebrate. (if i do you can be assured i will post it on instagram cuz i am ME after all.)