8954 Tasting Notes
pulled this one out today to try since it’s been a while. Was blown away by the orange smell of the dry leaf. Brewed it’s a creamy orange black tea – i suspect the vanilla is softening the orange flavour. It’s quite tasty and very much seems to me like something that should be had when there’s snow on the ground – a cool winter evening, where the stars have started to come out and there’s a fresh light snow falling.
This is an interesting one. this comes to me from MissB and is tightly compacted. I let is sit for a while after a 10 sec steep. almost all the water was absorbed in to the cake. My first couple of steeps of this one, i was getting an almost menthol like taste…bordering on mint…but really faintly. it was a weird experience. the aroma of the tea however, was much more earthy/leathery like. Later steeps the tea was much more cedar and wood with almost an aftertaste of smoke but not strong.
this was an interesting tea and one i might consider purchasing in the future.
reposting this under the correct tea sorry about that Wymm!
sooo thank you Wymm tea for this sample! Sadly my other half thought he was being nice when he cleaned up the kitchen along with two of my samples from wymm tea. Luckily i had at least had a couple steepings of them. So without having run through the full round of this one – i found it to be a really pleasant puerh. It had a really nice sweet smell to it and the overall feeling while drinking this was that it was light, refreshing, not vegetal…slightly sweet with a slight edge to it that i was really enjoying. thanks so much wymm!
Another tea from today. Heads up to those out there who look forward to christmas for fancy french teas in Canada…Holt Renfrew has their inital F&M teas in stock and supposedly Nov 4 they’ll be launching the full shebang of their christmas teas + cookies from MF and F&M and any others they bring in. So far it’s looking a little different than the past 2 years so that might be a good thing. This is one they have not yet ever stocked there, but it’s a good one – not my favourite MF vanilla but not the worst by far!
noms. wedding pictures are back from the photographer and OMG …so many faces of Sil. it’s the one thing i noticed…or rather became obvious in looking at them…i make faces a lot…expressive faces…laughing faces….weird faces…HI faces…. also. I think a lot of people saw my boxers that day hahaha. so um not really a tea not but so what. haha
MIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE! omgsrsly is the best. And not just ‘cause she let me take butt pictures of her while she was visiting…but because she shared this tea with me. And it’s been gone for so long and now it’s back…for a wee little bit. and i had this the other day and re-steeped the crap out of it! so there.