34 Tasting Notes
Second taste 12/7/2020 5am
same brew setup as session 1.
met with the same mystery aroma (it is heavy on the back of tongue) and I am more convinced that I will yearn for this experience when the sample is gone.
I’m feeling relaxing energy. I meant to get some leisurely things done this morning, but all I want to do is sit down, quietly and enjoy this tea undistracted.
I think this would also be a great tea for some yoga/stretching. I’m feeing encouraged to stretch and try mending lingering physical stress. Seeming more and more of a nice stress “fixer” medicine tea.
I am reminded that this tea did not upset my empty stomach, surprisingly rare for me.
12/4/2020 Afternoon bowl tea – first bowl cooled boiling water.
Teas is rolled similar to oolong. Very light first bowl.
Hit the second bowl with water just off boil. This green tea works well with hot water.
Biggest takeaway is subtle and refreshing.
Also benefits from a long steeping it seems. Possibly a good candidate for boiled teas as well – seems patient and sturdy.
12/4/2020 Late morning bowl tea using a pitcher to cool down water that is just off boil.
Early impression is the dry smell is pleasant almost fruity. The tea is curly and fun to take a pinch of.
First bowl, the tea sank readily to bottom of bowl – very nice! Flavor is light but gaining strength toward end of bowl. Suddenly hit with taste or fresh corn? I wish aroma identification came easier to me!
Bowl three is a stand out – very smooth liquor. A joy to arrive here.
I’ll be taking a break for lunch and coming back to this later.