746 Tasting Notes
i actually brought a pu-erh cake and my small glass gung fu to work today.
it won’t be the classiest steep of all time, but i realized i was never gonna drink my unflavored or traditional teas if i didn’t start putting a little extra effort forth and make some compromises. and i’m pretty excited about this.
i did one 30 second rinse. then one 30 secondish steep. i realized a little too late i should have done both shorter. but this is learning! and it’s still a good tea experience i get to have.
the cake loosened and dissolved into little tea flakes immediately. after the rinse, the fishy pu-erh scent was immediately present, but not strong!! it really wasn’t.
again, i’m not very pu-erh knowledgeable yet, but i can immediately tell that this is much better than the crappy davidstea pu-erhs i’ve tried. (don’t get me wrong, i like davidsteas a lot! and they have a ton of great teas but really they do not do pu-erhs well at all.)
i steeped the next cup at 20 seconds, and then the next one at 30 seconds, etc. and my pu-erh innocence tells me that this is a very very good tea. my other great experience with pu-erh is a blood orange pu-erh from Carytown Teas that i tried once and then couldn’t get it out of my head. (so of course i own 2oz of it now.)
this is a rambley review i realize.
i think i have gained perspective on how a good pu-erh should taste. i’m excited.
this is not a tea i get excited about. and i could blame the hibiscus, but hibiscus or no hibiscus, i really i just think this tea is not very interesting. the scent doesn’t even really interest me. nothing about it draws me in. but it will probably be nice in the summer. and i do love cinnamon. so i see that as a perk.
i’m in yogaville! basically it’s a place where you can meditate and read and do yoga and eat amazing vegan meals and listen to lectures and drink tea ALL WHILE WEARING YOUR JAMMIE PANTS.
ya know, like, lounge spandex. it’s what i’d live in if i didn’t have a job (or self respect). heehee
this is the one decadent tea i brought. all others i have with are oolongs and puerhs. simpler teas.
Seriously. this tea is so very good. dark deep cakey chocolate like. similar to dubble chocolade in my little opinion. which is great cuz it’s the one tea i considered buying more of xo
it snowed here this morning. the weather app called it a snow shower.
and it seems appropriate to drink this tea and all considering it’s named Canada. but honestly this will be the last time i have this tea. it’s a sample pouch i had left over from a davidstea order of the past. and even as i smell it now next to me … :( frowny face
i blame the honeybush. i fee like it dries my mouth out. idk
today hasn’t really been a good tea day. i brought 3 iced teas with me in mason jars. (on top of two warm brewed teas.) i was excited that they would probably be delicious and i might learn to like cold tea more. but dude i am really not into iced teas very much. i keep trying different things but i just can’t dig it. i wouldn’t be surprised if summer comes around and i’m STILL drinking hot tea exclusively.
i keep drinking this one and i WANT to love it so much because it is the tea that was recommended to me and the reason i placed my Tea Guys order in the first place. and it has all these great elements that i should be enticed by. but for some reason it doesn’t excite me. OBVIOUSLY i need to drink it with milk and sugar next time, like a proper cake!
well this tea has chamomile and rose buds in it. and mostly i got it for my sister to enjoy cuz those are things she likes. but i had this last night right before and after a long hot shower. and it was nice!
i could taste the yummy parts like fennel and lemongrass.
and besides, i like to change it up.
The Best Tea Thing I Own.
i love it so much i own multiples!
and they are the most beautiful things ever. http://instagram.com/p/WurPoDIc1x/
i am a sipper. and i am easily distracted. and with a timolino my tea doesn’t go to waste.
also now i can make tea for my friend when we meet at the movies.
or i can have multiple teas with me for an all night hangout with friends.
it’s just perfect.