11037 Tasting Notes
This was a great start to my morning. I’d have gone for something on the stronger side, but when I opened the cupbaord, this is the tea that called out to me. Last night my other half managed to wake me up 3 times with his snoring, something that rarely happens. It was so bad that i ended up sleeping in the other room after the 3rd time, which got me to sleep but not enough. So i’m tired today…so very tired. And busy…and i have to go to the gym tonight because i promised myself i’d stick with it even though i’m not currently seeing a personal trainer…and it’s the last thing i want to do!!! All i want to do is run home to my comfy bed…full of warm and covers and yes please. but instead i’m at work…drinking this tea, and that’s nearly as good.
Rather than talk about how long this has been in my cupboard before trying it…let’s just move on to YAY I’m drinking it now! Actually part of what inspired me to have it this morning, was a comment someone made on one of their tastings about saving verdant teas for when they can truly sit and enjoy them. I realised at that moment, that it was kinda what I had been unconsciously doing. And at the same time i realised that if i kept doing that, there might come a day when i regretted having saved that one tea for a special occasion that never happened. So i’m MAKING time to enjoy this tea, even if it’s on the subway in to work or in the middle of a huge project that makes me want to scream. So this morning, this morning it was the village chai. I don’t have time for a re-steep this morning, but it will wait for when i get home.
So on with the tea… this is a wonderful chai! It reminds me of those flat spice/ginger cookies that we used to bake in the fall and dunk into plain old boring red rose tea. I was super little then and didn’t like tea except when i could dunk these cookies into my mom’s tea when she wasn’t looking. She usually figured it out when the partially disolved floating bits of cookie popped up haha. Anyway, this is sans milk or honey – just straight up and i LOVE it. One of these days i’ll have to try it with a bit of milk or honey.
Thank you Azzrian for my first Joy’s Teaspoon tea!
This is a really nice tea…especially since I don’t have many without caffeine. I really like the raspberry and vanilla combo. I couldn’t drink this all the time, or even often because it’s a little much for me in the flavour combo but it’s a nice treat. Especially as my first tea from Azz and JT :)
It appears that my revie of this one failed to save last week. I’m going to hold off on giving this one a number, if only because I seem to dislike pu-erh. I feel like I should love this tea. The coconut and tea provides a rich bold flavour that screams delicious! I also love the deep color of this tea. However, when I try and drink it – ther is something within the tea that I just can’t get past. I’ll be honest, part of the reason I asked for this as my sample from the Tea Merchant was to try another Pu. I’m not holding that against this tea as I do think that this is something that people can get behind. I just may not be a pu person. I’m going to have to try it again to see if maybe I simply did something weird in brewing it. I do want to thank the tea merchant for this opportunity to sample it though. Thank you! If nothing eke I’ll be passing this off to a friend who loves Pu, so that it can be appreciatedby them :)