2217 Tasting Notes

Even though I’ve added this to all the packets I currently have on the go, I’m not feeling like adding it to Steepster.

Basically, this is pretty good. The delicious toasty buckwheat. (Way too much) sweetness from sugar. Creaminess from milk. Tasty matcha.

IDK that I’d get this again, but I was super excited to see a buckwheat tea of any kind at any of my local markets, so I totally bought a bag of this. :D

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Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C

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This is really good. I’ve been flash steeping and it’s mild and sweet with just the tiniest bit of bitter when I steep too long.

Thanks for sharing, Dexter. :) You should try this one. It’s an herbal-honey sweetness, IMO. Not as sweet as a moonlight, but closer to that than a bitter young raw.

Preparation
7 g 5 OZ / 140 ML
Dexter

Awesome – I’m going to pull this out and mark it to drink next. Maybe tomorrow…. Going to snuggle in tonight with some booze and the Hobbit (movie not book).

Dexter

Ummmm – hmmmm confused – went to pull that out and I don’t have it on my spreadsheet and it’s not in my physical cupboard so I came back here to double check which tea it was and it is showing in my Steepster cupboard. Weird and then I take another look – I’m such an idiot – I have it listed at ripe on the package, it’s in the ripe drawer and under ripe on my spread sheet. I’ve fixed that now. Thanks for telling me to drink this – totally would have steeped it as ripe if I hadn’t pulled it out. Disaster avoided….

OMGsrsly

:D Yay! I have to admit I had a really boozey hot toddy last night. It was SO GOOD.

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I was hoping this would settle my stomach, but it didn’t.

It’s quite nice, though. I did two long rinses, letting it sit between (aka I totally forgot about the tea). The first steep wasn’t quite up to snuff, but was very drinkable. Subsequent steeps have been quite tasty though. Almost sweet and spicy. The texture is great, too.

Of course I’m still sick and can’t really smell anything, so ymmv. :)

Thanks so much for sharing, Dexter. Pretty sure this was part of one of clubs we split.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 g 5 OZ / 140 ML
mrmopar

Hope you get feeling better soon. It sucks being sick.

boychik

Boo this sickness is too long. Get well soon. I love this shou

OMGsrsly

Ugh I am so sick of being sick! Definitely feeling better today though my nose is still messed up. I slept for AGES last night and it was lovely!

Indigobloom

everyone around me is getting sick! so much suffering :(
and I’m always the last one to fall heh

Indigobloom

get well sooooooon!

OMGsrsly

11 beautiful hours of sleep last night! Sleep is amazing.

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I’m actually almost out of a lot of teas I really enjoy.

Having this with some milk, instead of having another coffee. It’s so good. Om nom nom.

After I finish, I’ll need to get ready and go out thrifting. I haven’t been for ages, and I need some blouses for work type situations. And I desperately need a jacket that isn’t my sporty raincoat. Heh.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I saw this on my spreadsheet as I was browsing it, and decided I must have it.

With maple syrup and maplewood finished whisky, of course.

Most excellent decision, self. Most excellent.

Evol Ving Ness

Sounds delicious.

OMGsrsly

I highly recommend it. :D

MissLena

Sounds like a delicious combo :D

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drank Golden Oolong by Peony Tea S.
2217 tasting notes

I came home from work, still super sick. And I really really wanted an oolong. This one seemed like it’d do, so I got everything together and brewed up the sample. Thank you, Kittenna, for sharing!

I’m afraid I can’t really taste/smell right now, but it’s just what I wanted. It’s a complex floral tea. Tastes and feels like an oolong. I’m having fun watching it expand, too, which is honestly part of why I wanted to drink it.

Yum. Definitely something I’d try again if I came across it.

(Flash steeping at a high temp today.)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 g 5 OZ / 140 ML
__Morgana__

Feel better!

OMGsrsly

Tomorrow is a day off, and then Wednesday it’s nose to the grindstone again to find more work. :D

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This is a really dark tea. Not bad today, but then, my taste buds have gone haywire. I can still taste the wood, though. Like that one hallway at work when it rains and the heaters are on.

It feels thick and a little slippery in my mouth.

Slowly increasing steep times. So far, 5s, 7s, 10s.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 g 5 OZ / 145 ML

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Thank you for sharing, Sil!

The spices are perfect with the booze and honey I added. :D

All I can really smell/taste is cloves and a bit of cinnamon, though. Possibly due to the sick, but it’s hard to say. I think I prefer Esprit de Noel (black) from Mariage Freres.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
VariaTEA

Hope you feel better soon!

OMGsrsly

Thanks. :) Definitely starting to feel better.

boychik

Feel better

mrmopar

With that 80 proof or so a lot of symptoms go away.

Evol Ving Ness

Hope the sickness is well past now.

OMGsrsly

Lol. It sure works well, mrmopar. :) Sadly I’m still sick.

mrmopar

Hope you get well soon. It is terrible to be sick.

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With honey. And booze.

So good. (Yes, at 9:30am. I am ridiculously sick. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Maddy Barone

So sorry you’re sick. The tea sounds good though.

OMGsrsly

It was good, until the booze got to be too much. :D I’m back to hot honey and lemon now, with no booze. And I’m cooking food, which should help.

Plunkybug

Feel better!

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Unknown Chinese green jasmine from Bear with Me.

It’s actually really really good. I’m having it with honey, because, well, I’m sick. The leaves are really lovely, but I totally neglected to take a picture.

Anyways, thanks so much! I don’t have much jasmine in my cupboard, so that was fun to drink today. :)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 5 g 14 OZ / 425 ML
nycoma

a flu has been going around. get well.

OMGsrsly

Thanks! Thankfully I have a friend who went grocery shopping for me. :)

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