8269 Tasting Notes
Now that the house is back in relatively decent order – still a bunch of things left to do but man we got ride of a lot of things, we’re relaxing a little – getting in some computer times while we wait for butter chicken to marinate for tonight’s dinner. Upside of this long weekend? I managed to organise my tea cupboard and get down to 93! which puts me relatively close to staying under 100 even with my teas that are incoming. May will be a bit of an explosion but that’s ok since i think after that, i’ll be back on hiatus because of the wedding . poop on that. lol this is a solid cup of malty, cocoa-y like tea tonight. yay!
mmmm thanks for sending this my way kimquat (along with the grasshopper cheesecake and coffee & cigarettes, since i may forget to thank you for adding to my stash of those later.)
This one is not for me. something in the way that this one tastes is too reminescent of roasty oolongs. I went through a few steepings to see if it ever turned into something i’d enjoy and it never quite landed anywhere i was in love with. However, that’s all good, since that’s the point of swaps! not to mention that i likely would have picked this one up myself someday so now i don’t have to! woot woot!
kimquat sent this one my way and i was excited to receive it, as it’s been on my wishlist to try for a bit now. this reminds me of darjeelings, but without that muscatel flavour. Instead this is sweet, with a flavour that is reminescent of hay or something. I’m not getting floral notes like others have mentioned, and that’s A-OK with me :) This is a really nice cup – enjoying it while surveying the destruction that we’ve managed to do to the house lol
thanks for sharing this one kimquat!
all gone! I made the last of this as a cold brew and it’s tasty enough to almost make me want to go pick up more. Almost. cold brewed it reminds me vaguely of limeade concetrate…the stuff int he can that was frozen that you add water to? Yeah that stuff. Deliciously refreshing this afternoon as the other half and i tear apart the house some more….seriously, i can’t wait until we’re finally done with all this moving things around and have “house things” finished with.
mmmm i’ve been working on drinking this one this morning because i need to make a conscious effort to work on some of my puerhs. I have a number of “sample” sizes that i ordered eons ago but have either never tried, or tried once, loved and have been hoarding since. lol. This falls in to the latter category. I love this sheng. Yet another offering from Mandala that i am a fan of! :) So good.
Sample from kimquat I have to confess that i’ve been meaning to order from single origin teas since Nicole introduced them to me, but haven’t yet found the time in my tea ordering line up. I’ve had some amazing teas from them since, and a few less wonderful. This particular one for me, falls somewhere in the middle. There’s nothing here to really knock my socks off taste wise, but it is a smooth sort of cup that i’d welcome as an every day sort of tea. There’s a little drying to this one, but it’s not overwhelming so i don’t mind it. A good solid cup of tea to start the day earlier today.