8261 Tasting Notes
So busy lately. Really haven’t had a chance to sit and relax since we got back between work, wedding planning and my other half trying to kill himself while riding – that was a fun hospital trip. What have i been drinking?
Red Queen Cupcake
Laoshan Black + Cacao
Yu Lu Yan Cha Black
Salted Caramel butter oolong
zheng shan xiao zhong smoked wuyi black
Mousse au Chocolat
Gao Shan High Mountain Black
I need to start working on some of the tea bags that i’ve picked up via swaps, travelling tea boxes, MissB and my travels. This is one from my recent trip that i grabbed from the hotel room. Gotta love random DF tea bags every day :)
This likely would have been one that i might have thought about picking up and i’m glad that i didn’t. this is less lime and more “woody” than anything. Nice that it’s a herbal but in the grand scheme of things if the tea has the word LIME in the name of it, i expect full on lime flavour…even from a fancy french tea :)
Final Count: 129 (+various tea bags)
Another tea from this morning – i’m still enjoying this one, though i was lazy today – choosing to brew it western with a longer steep. Still a smooth, average puerh. nothing spectacular, but nothing to complain about either. Just trying to drink some of my older teas before an afternoon ride in the sun!
I have been dreaming about this tea. Cteresa and i swapped a year ago? And this has been on my wish list since then. I’ve searched for suppliers in the US and Canada to no avail and so when i had the chance to restock this one, 200g came home with me. For me, this is the perfect chocolate/hazelnut tea. You can still taste the base…the flavours are subdued but not so much that you can’t spot them instantly. I was terrified that i’d get this home and hate it…but i don’t. I love it. So thank you again Cteresa for sharing this one with me so long ago!
(on a side note for those looking for the o dor….they are apparently opening 4? more retailers in the US and are looking for this first in Canada. I had the opportunity to speak with one of their distributor folks at the launch of their tea in paris. She’s supposed to email me a list which i’ll share if she sends it along.)