8570 Tasting Notes
bah…alll gone. I’m struggling with my cupboard these days. A lot of my favourites are gone – not that i don’t have lots of teas but the ones i drink on a ergular basis need to be restocked. Except i’m not allowed to make purchases really, given that we need to focus on saving for the wedding. soooo sad day.
really? no notes on this one yet? I opted for something darker since i spent the day with dexters moonlight teas. It’s almost time to wrap up tea drinking and move to water or alcohol for the evening lol. I figured i might as well finish off the last of this to help with my sipdowns. 116 this morning and i’m trying to get to 100 for month end. I don’t see it happening but hey, girl has got to have something to work towards lol
I have enjoyed this one, and for me that’s a good thing as for a while, all verdant’s shous were tasting the same to me. this is smooth and dark and rich. over time it grows into a stronger brew with a slight sweetness to it while still holding that dark and delicious depth i love in shou’s. mmmmm
Final Count: 111
Last one from Dexter today, though not the last tea i’ve had. Dry this smelled like absolutely nothing to me. wet, there was a horses sort of smell to me. Initial sips of this one had a strange sour taste to them….then it was more like hay…and then there was a slight bitterness to it. Overall, this was a weird sort of taste. Some echos of honey were in there as well… interesting. thanks again dexter!
Another from my moonlight trip courtesy of dexter I won’t finish getting through all of them today but i made a nice dent, and if i can try the other two tomorrow, maybe i’ll still remember enough for comparison’s sake.
The initial smell of the dry leaf on this one is sweet hay. Nothing but hay. :) Wet, there was a weird smell that this took on – not of wet hay but i swear it was almost like sausages? smoked sausages? yeah don’t ask me..no one was cooking in my area lol. brewed this one has almost a little smoke to it, or at least the memory of smoke. there’s a tanginess here that is relatively interesting to me as well. I think this one has been the most interesting of the bunch so far :)
Another one from dexter (there will be a few more if i get time to sit with the teas today). This one has a sweeter smell than the first, and it’swas a little more grassy like. While the initial sips were sweet, later sips had that slight bitterness that i sometimes find with raw puerh. Overall, not a bad experience but not one i need to repeat. Thanks dex!
dexter sent me some moonlight samples to try out and i figured i really ought to get to them asap. I’m still a shou lover but i’m always open to experiments and trying things out, especially when friends are also trying them (terri i miss the BBB!)
This one has an initial sweet smell, though after brewing it for a number of steeps and trying it with both a lower temp and hotter with flash steeps – i remain unconvinced that this is a puerh for me. It was, for me, a rather boring and uneventful brew. Closer to water than anything else though there was none of that bitterness that i sometimes find with raw puerh. Not a bad experience but nothing to convince me that it’s for me :) thanks dexter!