1231 Tasting Notes
Totally having a floral tea day.
Tried this tea steeped at 175 = no bitterness at all. Bright, maraschino cherry flavor (not sweet) over loads of florally rose. Good, savory sencha background. Very good. I killed off my sample, I wish I tried it iced, the cherry would be pretty good, but I’m not sure about the floral being good iced.
Turns out I’m sinus infectioning out right now – better than the strep that’s now contained with antibiotics in my house, but still sucky.
I did 175 and 2 minutes – less weird floral bitterness and much better of a cup. Less peachyness though, but still very floral tea that came out quite mellow. I want to love this tea, but it’s just too finicky to make perfect it seems.
I’ve been craving this tea for awhile now, and finally gave in. I love white teas, but it’s another tea I tend to conserve and not drink too often.
This pot will not last long. I was up most of the night sick with I don’t know what, but I feel like my head is going to freeze off. I’m chugging this tea to stay warm. I like the sweetness here, but since I was impatient, I just chucked in the leaves so it’s getting oversteeped and weird bruised fruit tasting.
I’m going to sit with my rabbit and drink tea. He’s nice and warm.
My house has strep throat, and I’m trying to ensure I don’t get it. Though, the last few days I’ve been waking up with mild cold symptoms, hoping I don’t actually have it already!
Either way, I’m drinking tea non stop, taking vitamins, drinking lots of juice and eating more fruit. Uggg so tired of going to the bathroom!
Brought out The Skinny this morning – hoping the orange and gingery combo here will unclog my dry throat. Which it did, yay! Now to stalk cyber monday sales.
TYs out to Zen tea for a sample of this tea!
Blarg, I’ve been mostly drinking unflavored teas that can survive the “Dump into tea pot without strainer and sit there all day” treatment, as I want to pound out my writing for NaNoWriMo without having to stop and make tea and wait for it.
DRY: Smells like those really sweet red cherries in a jar. Maraschino cherries? DROOLDROOLDROOOOOL
STEEPED: Strong floral mixed with a zing of sweet cherry!
TASTE: Lots of flavor! Strong rosey floral taste that is very fresh tasting. Distinctive cherry taste, not very sweet as it smells. A little bit of bitterness, maybe from the floral. The green tea is in the background, and it’s smooth, bordering silky.
COMMENTS: If you do not like floral, stay clear of this one!
This tea is pretty strongly floral – the cherry is a nice flavor. I did not like the bitterness I got, but I think I will steep this at 175 next time, which I think will help. Overall, pretty nice – but I love floral teas.
Huge balls of tea! I got so much of this tea too, I like how a little goes a long way and resteepable. Nice, solid, earthy black tea that is fun to watch unfurl.
Bleh, I want to do some tea trades, but I don’t think I have to time to coordinate plus go to my local post office from hell. Pretty much NaNoWriMo is taking up my spare time, with long jiu jitsu hours, along with knitting christmas gifts. Sigh.
TY to Whispering Pines Tea Company for having a weekly drawing – and woot, I won tea!
http://whisperingpinestea.com/drawing.php let’s go tea peeps, enter!
DRY: very spicy smell! Clovey!
STEEPED: Black tea brown colour, smells kinda smokey with a hint of sweet.
TASTE: Very earthy and woodsy, full of flavor and slight smokey. The cloves are present but not overpowering, and a hint of citrus at the end. Interesting, the tea is smooth and the flavors mix well. No bitterness or astringency.
I tried this tea with a bit of honey and a splash of soy milk and it turned out very well – honey with this tea is very tasty!
COMMENTS: I’m thinking latte with this one.. or next time my Dad visits he’ll ask for this tea every morning until I’m out. The spice level is nice, the black tea base is interesting – I was really worried this was going to be bitter, but it wasn’t.