3229 Tasting Notes
What an amazing tea! This was a free sample sent by Teavivre during the spring, and their dragonwells are always the most delicious, amazing teas. Rich, velvety, savoury ‘green bean’ flavour, with an unbelievable freshness. The first infusion (western style) is the best, but a second can be good too – only if it’s steeped within a few hours (otherwise something in the tea turns a bit and while drinkable, it’s just not as good).
As an aside – this tea leaves downy fluff on the inside of the bag – it looks like mold but it’s totally not.
Sipdown! And… disappointed. I drank this last Friday, but have literally zero memory of it, since I was at work. I have to assume that it was generally unremarkable because of that – I don’t really know what I was expecting (heat?)
Thanks (indirectly) to Jump62359 for the sample!
ETA: Wait!! Now I see it had lapsang, and I definitely remember at least steeping it – it was quite potent. The lapsang mustn’t have been too potent, as I drank it straight – so probably a decent tea. Wish I could time travel and think a bit more while sipping.
This tea is likely from Cavocorax , although I can’t be sure. Either way – it was quite an enjoyable little earl grey for an afternoon last week! Not particularly astringent, with some creaminess. I assume there’s likely a third ingredient as well (fruit?) but am unsure.
Nice to get to trying another one of these awesome fandom teas!
Sipdown! I think this came to me via Indigobloom – thanks!!
I sadly was confused by the “TGFOP” and assumed this was a black when brewing – oops. Presumably it is actually an oolong. Thankfully, it was really tasty (creamy, oolongy) – not to mention quite pretty as it was brewing (and in the infuser after!)
Sipdown! This is a nice little sample from Jump62359 , who I never swapped with personally, but must have acquired a few teas from secondhand (thirdhand?) Either way, brewed up a nice cup with 5 pearls the other day. A bit on the old side, so probably less flavourful than in its prime, but it was certainly a nice treat anyhow! I believe I got 1-2 resteeps.
I’ve had a few more cups of this than my tasting notes indicate, but most have been fairly unremarkable. I do like the tea; being a “moonlight” darjeeling means it’s not really much like a classic darjeeling (which I’m not overly fond of). Lighter flavours, less astringency. A decent cuppa when craving something that’s unflavoured and tasty.
Cold-brewed this and a few other teas last night. Dang, things are getting expensive at DavidsTea, though… about $4 per sample I bought, and they barely make 2 solid cups.
Anyhow – I actually really enjoyed this. Lightly melony and generally fruity, with a bit of tartness. If it was cheaper, I’d buy more. Maybe I will if it goes on sale. Either way, I need to get back to doing cold brews overnight, because it’s a great way to stay hydrated and use up my herbal teas!