219 Tasting Notes
Happy Hunger Ga…wait, I mean Happy New Year!
Some mornings I wake up knowing exactly which tea I’m going to make and some mornings I can’t decide. This morning, I thought I’d kick of the new year with the tea everyone on Steepster seems to adore. I picked up a sample of this when Verdant had their free shipping last week.
At first infusion, I’m tasting a smooth almost wheat-like flavor. It leaves a buttery feel on my tongue. Sadly, I’m not getting all the other notes Verdant lists on their site. We’ll see what the next couple infusions bring. Overall a good black tea to with which to start the year :) And may the odds be ever in your favor.
Update: Second infusion tastes much like the first. Going to set the leaves aside for later and brew up a different tea for now.
This is one of the many teas I had on my vacation that I didn’t get a chance to log. Thought I should try it again before logging it :) This is a wonderful chocolate-y treat for a Sunday afternoon. I taste more chocolate than I do hazelnut which is a bit of a let down. Still all in all a good chocolate tea.
I have the best parents ever!! This is one of 2 teas they picked up for me from a place in Ann Arbor. I enjoyed it this morning.
The oolong is definitely center stage with the ginger making a cameo appearance. Oolong is becoming my favorite tea. This was perfect for this cold snowy morning.
Time to pack for the drive home. I’ve been vacationing at my parent’s house all week. It will be weird to be home alone this evening. Looking forward to having a cuppa and watching the Avengers.
I had my first genmai cha yesterday at an Asian cafe. Immediately, I fell in LOVE!! Purchased this today at the Asian grocery and it comes pretty close. I was hoping for a loose leaf tea, but this was the only offering they had. I love the toasted sesame sort of flavor that the rice gives. It’s nice and clean. It’s a tea I could drink every day.