211 Tasting Notes
Surprised as all heck, but I’m really enjoying this. Cinnamon is pretty much the dry scent. Cinnamon is the dominant flavor when steeped. However I have noticed that while drinking I am strongly reminded of baked goods of some kind. There is apple, but ts a subtle flavor and likely what sells the baked goods feeling.
I’d rate this a little higher, but this feels very much a seasonal tea. As the holidays are approaching and the weather getting colder, it really hits the spot. As spring approaches, I’m sure my interest will wane.
So, this packet was opened about a year ago and has been sitting in my drawer pretty much untouched during warmer weather.
Love it every bit as much as I have before. I think it may have mellowed out a little in flavor, but has not suffered for it.
Love the mood it puts me in. Sadly not a mood that’s work friendly. :D
Wow, this packet has been sitting in my tea drawer unopened for over a year now. Fall weather is officially here so I thought this would hit the spot and it does.
For as long as it sat, I thought there would be a decline or unbalance in flavor, but it tastes pretty much as I remembered. Even the chili has a slight mild kick in the back on the sip.
Getting close to half way through this tin and still haven’t written notes.
I find this a bit harsher than I like. A bit astringent and maybe something else? Hard to describe. Its not bad necessarily. I’ll likely finish it, but its not something I actually enjoy.
Astringency gets harsher as it cools.
Another that might work well with add-ins if you are an add-in type of person.
Decided to try this again because, well, why not.
Going about 60s times for each steep.
And again, all I really seem to get is leather, which becomes more and more noticeable as it cools. There might also be somewhat of a sweetish taste to it as an after taste. Not 100% sure on that
Its not really offensive as some I have tried, but, at the same time, there really isn’t anything that draws me either.
On the second steep its smack in the face leather.
I just have to come to accept that shou pu’erh is just not my thing and I may as well stop throwing away my money on trying.
I’ve bene out for a while and my recent restock came in a few days ago. And, as much as I love this tea, I almost never make notes about it.
Its not as smooth as some teas, but its not harsh in any way. Worst I can say is maybe its a little drying in the mouth but still very pleasant. It doesn’t quite give me that french toast vibe like it did all those years ago, but I am still very much enjoying the flavor.
Still something I want to always have in my cupboard.
Man oh man its been warm and muggy for the last few days. Because of this, I wanted something light and I wanted to try this so it seemed good timing.
Ever read the description of a tea while you are sipping on it and want to yell “no it doesn’t!”?
What I get is kind of floral or perfumy. Actually perfume is the better word for it as its like a floral perfume and not floral in of itself, if that makes any sense. It has an almost chemically kind of flavor.
If the name and description didn’t mention pear, I likely would have not been able to guess. if I just breath in the scent for a while I can kind of convince myself there might be just the faintest hint of pear, but mostly its just perfume.
I didn’t have high hopes here, mostly just curious. I ended up dumping it and switching to their White Grapefruit, which I know I like.