1812 Tasting Notes
Excerpt from my full review:
“Sweet, nutty, and delectable, my only regret is that I did not steep it longer. I feel as though this an herbal blend made better by long steep times. The cocoa does not overwhelm the flavor but goes well with the nuttiness. Interestingly, the nut flavors taste like sweet, roasted peanuts on the beginning and then more like almonds on the finish. A sweet, nutty aftertaste lingers on the tongue. The experience with this herbal blend nicely encompasses aroma and flavor together, which I really appreciate.”
Read the full review, here: http://www.createwritedrink.com/2015/08/tea-review-tuesday-review-of-davidsteas.html
Despite the time of night, dinner was heavier than I usually eat, and I was craving some pu’erh upon my return home. Of all the pu’erh currently sitting on my countertop (inventory and organization time!), this one jumped out at me, since the description sounded a bit dessert-like.
This will not be a full review, just a record of happy stomach, happy Spencer, and happy tea.
Jonesing so hard for a nice cup of shou, realizing I had none in my desk at work, remembering that a new Chinese tea shop had opened down the street, walking there, finding that they were not open, then returning to work.
Such was the saga that lead to me drinking this at my desk at work. It is a fair imitation of a decent pu’erh, and it is highly inexpensive.
After having started the day, late (unfortunately unavoidable), with a triple lungo on the way to work, followed by three hours of documentation, code, and translating developer-speak into laymans terms for customers…tea was needed, desperately.
In all fairness to this tea, I did not treat it right. It got a rinse, but then it was brewed in a twelve ounce mug, when it was deserving of a gaiwan. Still delicious, all the same. The jasmine is really soothing, calming one’s busy mind.