121 Tasting Notes
Fun name to go along with a promising dry leaf smell, but this one doesn’t do anything for me. I tried it twice during different times of day. I have enough of the sample left to up the amount of leaf or try it at slightly cooler temp. Maybe its charms will reveal themselves before it’s all gone. Others seem to have really enjoyed it, so perhaps I simply don’t respond well to material from this region, wherever that is. I remember from the raw sampler pack there was one that made me feel similarly, so if I can find that mini-cake and read the label, I might be able to identify the region to avoid.
There is an energy, but it isn’t straightforward. It is a sharp, somewhat superficial background frequency that instead of relaxing me gives me major munchies. They are unfortunately not the feel good sort of munchies, but an instinctive and ever-so-slightly painful urge to protect one’s insides with food matter in response to this tea. I got this feeling after the 10th steep or so regardless of whether I began the session after having already eaten something. If I had a cake, I’d stash it for a good decade before trying it again. Maybe longer.