Half an hour lost… because I pressed escape key. I am so sad :( it was so great tasting note!
I have received this one from Derk, I divided the package in half so 2.5 grams twice.
Anyway, I will try to rewrite it. Somehow. Anyway, it has been a while when I used gaiwan for last time. I guess I wanted easy teas. But not today, needed to calm down.
85 ml gaiwan; 2.5 grams of tea; freshly boiled water in thermos; 10 seconds rinse.
Now no tropical aromas after rinse. It was sweet somehow, with little cooling effect but I do not think it is minty as derk suggest. I think it is rather like pine or fir forest. Little malty. I wanted a black tea; but as this is so complex I think this worked well too. It was just nice to drink; nothing bad.
Aromas were wonderful. At first I do not recall anything, then it changes to be more and more fruity. Little hay, passion fruit – and of course bit of pine again. Actually those aromas are written completely random as it came to my mind I wrote them down.
A taste. Complex – haha. No, it was interesting cup. When I did not noticed any fruity notes (I noticed a forest notes instead) I took another steep and fruitiness was there. It was becaming slowly bitter, so I shortened next steeping time. And it was another again. Bit herbal; but not a bad taste though! Maybe a little of the pine/fir/another tree. It was great. Simply GREAT!
Oh I forgot about visual of tea – well; it reminds me something bit different than amber. Something I won´t write down :)
What surprised me – it was full of taste all steepings, no signs of becaming weaker; not always I use whole thermos for single tea.
Well, this second tasting note is not so nice and great I had before. But I still hope it made you happy – you have enjoyed reading it and hopefully – derk, you send me really nice teas and now I finished it really all. Thank you for this swap, where I am the debtor and hopefully I can send you something again so we can swap again. Maybe I will give a try on those Azores teas. And something else I can find for sure.
Soon my first Farmerleaf order should came, I can´t wait at all – but on the other hand in two weeks an exam period starts. So, I will drink tea, but I am honestly afraid, that I won´t have time for enjoying it completely (and writing tasting notes). Feels bad man.