8948 Tasting Notes
sipdown! sorry to see this one go, especially since i have no keemuns in my cupboard at the moment but also nice to feel like i’m making a bit of progress with my cupboard. Dropping the rating a little on this one since it’s not as delicious as the first time i had it. There are other smokey teas that i prefer…but this one is still good!
Final Count: 121
another one that i haven’t had in a long time. I think this time it worked out better because i had less tea and more of the “extra bits” in it. I am NOT a fan of last years harvest of the base tea for this one. It wasn’t a great year for it.. i’m hoping that this year is better because prior to this year, this was a high 80 for me.
today is a holiday in canada for a lot of folks…which means for us, cleaning the house, trying to get outside and using it as a day for the two of us to catch up on things we haven’t had time to work on. It also means being able to drink a few more teas. Today i needed something delicious to kick off my day so i opted for this one. I really need to see if anyone’s written about 2015 harvest since i’ll be running out of this one soon and need to decide on 2014 or the 2015. I think the rest of the day is going to be a little bit of more new teas and finishing up a couple for some sipdowns :)
Figured i should try this one today so i can keep working on getting through all the teas in my cupboard at least once. I think i’m down to only about 34 teas that haven’t been tasted yet, so overall, i’m doing better than i was. Dry, this smells amazing. creamsicle, but more lemon creamy than orange creamsicle…i say that only because imo there is only one creamsicle and that’s orange lol. brewed up, the smell is a little more subdued but still has that creamy smell to it. The brewed cup? It’s not exactly my favourite, but i think there’s room to play with this. IE. with a little sweetness added, i think it would smooth out the edges of this that are a little jarring for me. I don’t really get “brioche” from this, which is how it’s described by MF., but it’s lovely nonetheless.
Sipdown! The last of this is off to beelicious for our swap. I wanted good tea today instead of the largely unknown because this past weekend was an overnight for work again. The only good thing from this weekend really was that it went off with relatively few issues AND i got awesome dinner out of it. Nothing says go team like a steak dinner after part 1 of a release. :) Enjoyed this tea, though i still love pure buds black more. That being said, there are very few offerings from mandala in the black tea realm that i dislike so it’s always a good time