93 Tasting Notes
My friends and family are bugging me about my tea collection.
They all say the same things; I have too much of it, I shouldn’t buy more of it and it’s all over the apartment.
So to ease them a little I have decided not to buy more tea before I: drink, give or throw away ALL my tea. (And of course wrote about all of them in steepster.)
I like this tea. It’s very much my first “love” tea.
There is a little (or none at all) tea in it, but it taste good enough for a beginner.
Liquorice is the main ingredient and I love liqorice. If I could roll in it and bath in it, without getting sick, I would.
…but not in tea.
WE still LIKE it!
My tastebuds are slowly becoming better. Yesterday I drank a clean oolong with a friend and enjoyed the notes of nuts and other stuff and then my friend said:
“I miss something in this tea”
… But there is so much in it!
(Sorry all the editing, all the text didn’t show up because of some signs)
Thumbs up from here!
Yes, Im still here =)
Used too much internet, so my better half “grounded” me. You won’t belive how much I had to pay on our phonebill… let’s just say I’m near damn broke. Luckly, I have collected a HUUUGE amount of tea in my three year long fascination of tea. Food? Clothes? Chocolat? I can live without for some time… But life without tea? NEVER.
Started on the school again. They have a cup-with-a-lid policy. It means no fluid must enter the class without a secure lid on it. No prob for soda drinkers and healthy geeks with bottles. Huge prob for my starbuckmug without a lid. So, yesterday I invested on a HUGE travelmug by Bodum. Did I mention it was HUGE? It’s huge. And green. I am happy.
The tea menu for today is all green starting with this almond tea…
: I like it.
In the beginning, the taste was a little off. Too hot water, made the nuance disappear.
Luckly the saying “Time heals all wounds” seems to fit on hot water too. About a lection after my steeping, the tea revealed the yummy taste of almond. OR marcipan <3 potato potato. It taste good!
Note to self: Lower the heat for next cup.
This tea never cease to suprise me, but today, it scared the crap out of me.
My first infusion oversteep the leaves, and somehow left the tealeafs without a single note of ginger. Or green tea.
The only tasting note left in my cup is “metal”, iron?
This made my eyes bulged out in surprise, because it taste like BLOOD.
Oolong is one of my favorite cups. Sweet, but not overly so.
It’s like the grayzone between green and black tea – which it is, but that “grey” zone has it’s taste of it’s own. It’s like when it’s raining and the sun shines through and make a rainbow. That’s how I see oolong… visually.
The rasberry is perfectly blended into the tea, like many of Perchs blends.
You can’t seperate the taste of oolong and rasberry – it’s “tied” together in a duet.
I am always suprised by it’s taste. Full of … notes, but still neutral.
It’s one of the teas I have standing in my workplace, to drink when I don’t have the time to decide “what I want”. And because of it’s peculiar smell, my collegues haven’t dared to taste it yet, so there it stands for me alone like a undiscovered tresure chest.
One of my top 5.
Wonders of wonders.
How can something I never enjoyed before in sushi or any other food, be sooo good in tea?
This tea is green in color, smells of citric and ginger (suprise).
The taste is suprisingly pleasant. Suprising because it taste milky, sweet, soapy, and bitter.
This is not my favorite taste – except for sweet – so why does it taste this great.
I don’t know. It’s a mystery, really.
Beautiful clear dark orange liquid.
Taste of honey, vanilla and brown sugar.
Takes additional infusion easily – even happily.
I am finding myself liking rooibos more and more!
And this – I really,really, like! Maybe I should buy something next time!
Maybe, I should buy some of this to my Rooibus fan of a friend.