648 Tasting Notes
Prepared this one again and… well okay I guess?
Green tea is, as I said in previous tasting note, very stale, boring and hay like. Melissa made it it earthy and lemon peel bit refreshing.
Overall very average though.
Flavors: Earth, Hay, Lemon Zest
I got this tea bag in “big bags section”, so it is probably quite old.
“Watte means Estate, Yata means Low” — that’s what they claim on back side of tea bags.
Low Grown (upto 1000 feet altitude)
Another statements: “Heavy, robust & deep in colour. In the style of a Cabernet Sauvignon!”
I guess it is right again (see https://steepster.com/Martin-CZE/posts/401794 ). It is heavy and robust, and very deep brown colour. But something is missing in the flavour profile. It was nice, malty tea, but somehow too strong. I like really malty teas, but here were some metallic aftertaste as well and it was quite drying and astringent.
Maybe it is age, maybe it is tea-dust in a tea bag. If I don’t have lots of black teas in my cupboard (and actually lots of teas), I would look for some Ceylon teas. Teakruthi? Probably.
Flavors: Astringent, Drying, Malt, Metallic
That was quite quick sipdown, as I think I had it once or twice? Anyway, there were 3 teaspoons left and I used all of them for my 300 ml cup.
It was certainly very chamomile in flavours today, but as well creamy and bit of citrus fruits, mostly I think of oranges.
It was more herbal than last time, but certainly not bad and I will keep 85, even it’s quite high rating. But it was nice and maybe iced it would be nice as well.
Flavors: Creamy, Herbs, Orange
Although I am nonewhere near to Nirvana I decided to brew this one. For those who want to know results from my mathematics exam from Friday — I failed. I failed and I want to see my results because I just don’t believe it! I know I did not solved all the problems, but that amount of points is just… weird.
I don’t want to hear “I am sorry Martin, you did your best…” and similar. I did not. I was, ehm, lazy! This is not something I could learn in few days, moreover some days were really days I did nothing! I am always excusing myself this or that disturbed me, or I don’t have mood for that or … excuses, excuses, excuses!
Tea itself is pretty nice. Blend is made from nice-looking teas, jasmine is nice and present. Spearmint is adding little bit of cooling notes, which is nice in today hot day (in 10 am it reaches up to 25 °C, but it is sultry weather and I had problems to take groceries back home which was 400 metres away. During next week I have three another exams, in Tuesday — road transport technology and managment, Wednesday — International transport, Thursday — Theory of Graphs.
Tea itself… back to tasting note
is actually pretty nice. Jasmine and spearmint don’t work perfectly, but tea itself is nice and light, quite refreshing. Maybe it reminds me bit some cookies, but it is as well nicely grassy, though in aroma it is rather hay.
Nice thirst-quenching drink :)
Flavors: Dry Grass, Hay, Jasmine, Spearmint
I needed to calm down nerves before tomorrow exam. I prepared less than I want to admit myself, moreover I am somehow sleepy.
And I did almost nothing today, which is bad… really bad. Now it is 5 pm, I went through that two chapters of 4, completely wasn’t focused, feel horrible.
Can’t even write down this tasting note in some timely manner.
Tea is quite boozy, but didn’t helped; bananas, bit spicy (cinnamon?)
Flavors: Alcohol, banana, Cinnamon, Rum
I prepared this tea gong-fu today, but wasn’t doing tasting note while drinking.
4g/85 ml gaiwan, not preheated, rather long rinse, long steeps.
At first the bamboo were quite noticeable, adding quite a pleasant experience, not smoky! Bit woody, deciduous-tree forest. Yummy.
Then it goes through wet forest floor, thick, roasted, bit earthy notes. Honestly, I don’t remember too much, because I was doing lots of other things – mostly studying mathematics for Friday exam. I am not even close to I want to be, I am completely stuck in first two chapters and can’t go past them somehow. I feel bit “that stuff isn’t that necessary” but actually it is as well, of course!
There were some notes of stonefruits, but not in fruity way. Hopefully I will have chance to try this tea without any disturbance, because this tea is worth it.
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Bamboo, Forest Floor, Roasted, Stonefruits, Thick, Wood
Apparently I got this tea before. And not that distant past. Just a year back. Aroma is sitll banana like, but brewed and steeped tea is very different. I notice honey as well herbs, mainly chamomile.
In taste it is pretty medicore. Not terribly bad, but sweet and herbal; without much else to notice. No yuck notes, but not something I would drink on daily basis.
And another exam done. Accounting. Pretty meh honestly, but it is done, so it counts!
Flavors: Herbs, Honey, Sweet
April 2020 subscription, but decided to cut open this tea today.
I needed a strong caffeine boost as I need to do lots of study. And I have slept badly. And I had a headache. Almost a migraine. But I hope it’s not that.
Worked well. Okay I took painkiller, but this tea was so caffeine strong! Yeah!!
And in taste? Well, it was mellow and creamy, with coffee notes and overall very enjoyable. Vanilla here as well, with bit juicy from currants and cranberries maybe? I noticed both of them there today. I wonder if they reblended it or I was just more lucky with ingredients in my DIY tea bag?
Flavors: Coffee, Cranberry, Creamy, Vanilla
Tried it again; two teaspoons and not boiling, but close to boiling water Haven’t checked temperature, but I guess it was around 85°C.
This time it was much better, not that earthy, rather nice and grassy with fresh and juicy peaches! Today it was how I have expected it! Fresh, ripe peaches with grassy green tea notes and little earthy and herbal from sage. Nice, really interesting blend which isn’t boring at all!
Flavors: Earth, Freshly Cut Grass, Peach