518 Tasting Notes
Another tea from the wonderful boychik
smooth, easy drinking. The first few infusions have that weird taste that is gone by the third steeping. Long lasting. (I have to leave before I’m done, so I’ll save the leaves and finish up tomorrow.)
I’m getting a nice calm from this tea, too, with a bit of energy. More of a focus than a calm, I guess. Hmmm. Hopefully, it helps me with sprints in a little bit.
I swear I’d added this one to my cupboard, but it wasn’t there, and it still showed up on my wishlist. I’ve had this tea for a while now, so I’m not sure. I’m not going to worry about it.
I like this tea a lot. I really need to do it gongfu again, but I’ve been doing western style with it, which is what I have again today.
I like this tea this way, too. Green, creamy, tasty. Smooth.
I haven’t been writing too many tasting notes as of late. Part of it was the site being so buggy. Part of it was just sheer laziness on my part.
But I told myself I would write one for this pu. And then I didn’t take any notes while I drank it all day.
Shame on me.
I liked it. I was very sad to see it end.
Unfortunately, that is about all I can say.
I had this last night. It’s been a while since I’ve had genmaicha, which is one of my favorites.
First, let me admit that I ordered this tea to get free shipping and because I could get it in a little tin for $5. I got a pretty decent amount of tea in the little tin.
The leaves are a little more broken than I like in my tea, but not too bad. But then I oversteeped it on the first infusion. The combination of the two added just a little bitterness, but not nearly as bad as I expected for the oversteep. The rice is really nice and adds a great flavor.
Second infusion was really quick, and I paid more attention. Perfect!
I got this tea in a small swap with Frolic. Thank you!
I really, really liked it in the first few infusions. And then my love for this tea faded. I followed Brenden’s recommendations.
I do think this is a lovely tea. The vanilla and cedar add something great to a good quality Tieguanyin. But I kind of wish I could taste the Tieguanyin on its own.
I’m really glad I got to try it, and I’ve got enough left for one more mug, but I don’t think I’ll be buying this.
I got this one from boychik. She told me to have it first out of the huge box of tea she sent me, so I did.
I’m glad I did. My taste isn’t quite all the way back, but it’s getting a lot better.
This one is quite nice. It has that sort of weird not quite minerally flavor that I get from a lot of sheng. I like it. It also developed some nice fruitiness. Really nice texture.
I still have enough for another try of this when I’m back to healthy, too.
(Also the first time using my freshly seasoned sheng pot!)
Needed something I could taste this morning. This was the tea I picked.
Oh so yummy.
Even sick, I can taste this one, rich, cocoa-y, vanilla-y.
And now I want to go up north. It’s a good weekend for it, too, from what I hear. The leaves should be spectacular. Nope. I’m curled up on the couch, still sick.
People recommended that I try some shu to help with my head congestion. I picked this one since I have the mini tuochas. (I brought my scale to work and didn’t bring it back home yet, so no way to measure.)
It didn’t really help.
But this tea has such great mouth feel. And I could kind of smell and taste this.