1789 Tasting Notes
I would never in a million years have bought this tea, but a friend gave me 50g of it bc she was allergic and I can happily tell her it has gone to a great home. I let a heaping spoon of it steep in my mason jar for a few hours and it was delicious!!!
I added some lime juice, and it was delicious.
I’ll add some Rangpur Gin and see how it goes!
White puerh? Ok, why not? I probably shouldn’t have steeped this for the full 10 min as it IS a bit stronger than I’m used to with puerh, but I can see how this is a white/puerh blend. It’s definitel dark and earthy, but there’s also that tree barky flavour I expect with certain white teas. There’s a bit of sweetness in there – like honey – and the liquor is dark and rich.
The honey notes actually become more prominent further in the cup, and as it cools. INTERESTING. This isn’t one I thought I’d immediately love but it’s growing on me!
Thank you Sil!
Oh man, I love A&D Damn Fine Tea. I think I currently have 5 tins of tea from these guys and I pretty much love all of them. (I’m not so fussed about the Double Knit blend but the rest are amaze).
I’m drinking this bc we’re not getting a Goat/Sheep tea for Chinese New Year, which makes me sad, but the fact that I still have LAST YEAR’s TEA (and a lot of it) really helps make up for that. I tend to savour these teas and they last me months. And while I’ve had a lot of Yunnan teas lately (mostly thanks to Sil, I find that I have the warmest thoughts about this silly horse tea!)
Thanks Sil! I was surprised by how much I liked this one! It’s very light and refreshing, but still dark enough to give me that black-tea kick that I need! It’s strange, but with the chai/mint combo, I’m getting a bit of a licorice flavour to it, but that just mean that it tastes cool and refreshing. I could easily drink 50g-100g of this one!
I thought it was almost time to go home like an hour ago, so it’s been decided that I need a cup of this, liquid joy, to distract me while I wait out the rest of my day..
It’s so good and I will miss it.
(I’m not convinced that guayasa really wakes me up but maybe I’m just immune to everything. I mean, lbr, I drank a full cup of coffee and then napped on the couch like 5 minutes after on the weekend…)
Thanks MissB and Sil for sharing this with me! I saw Sil’s warning and steeped it at a lower temperature so no complaints there -but it’s really bark-y? I’m sure that’s just because of the base white tea because I’ve had ‘white chocolate teas’ before with white tea and they taste very similar. I liked this cup, but it’s probably not something I’d order more of – mostly bc I’m not big on white chocolate? :D But I’m happy I had a cup. A cup is the perfect amount!