374 Tasting Notes
This was the first sample that I tried from Chi of Tea. I am very fond of Pu-Erh tea and find them to be a treat. I would say for some that Pu-Erh might be an acquired taste. I love it though and would drink it just about everyday. So opening up my samples I gravitated towards this one first. The aroma of the leaves are very rich and cacao like. Which in my experience is the first good sign. First steep: Oh yeah! there’s the dark robust earthy dark as coffee like brew that I love.
And yes the Ink Spots is the true version of this song…..sorry to The King Sisters. Yes an amazing first cup. Reminds me of my favorite Imperial Pu-Erh from Dr. Tea. In my experience with Pu-Erhs after second steep is when it starts to go “orange” and takes on the mushroom like flavor. I’m very impressed that it took me four steeps to get there with this tea. I think this is a fabulous Pu-Erh and I will be sure to order more.
So this is my first experience with an ayurvedic blend so I was excited to try it with my samples from Chi of Tea. I swear yesterday was like Christmas again with my samples, my sweetea package, and another order coming. When I opened up the sample the aroma was invigorating. It reminded me being in a natural food store. I brewed it up and it was quite tasty I could definitely pick out the cardamon, licorice root, sambuca, and the fennel together. The tea almost reminded me of some of the traditional medicinals tisanes, like Gypsy cold care. Only much more potent. I really like this one a lot.
Thanks to brandy3392 for sending me this tea. There are those days when you need a swift kick in the pants to get going. I love the maltiness of this tea…it’s quite a strong brew not for the faint of heart……wait a minute…..cue Queen
A blend that Duncan Macleod would be glad start his day off with. Mixed with roasted Mate also makes a combination to rival any cup of coffee. Give me my broadsword to take on the day!
I got this in a swap from Meghann M. I think Frank Oz himself would sing about.
I really don’t know if they should call this Almond Biscotti. Rather Almond cookie. Smell is just down right yummy. Even my 4 year old daughter thought it smelled good. It smells sweeter than when brewed in the cup. A great dessert tea that’s for sure.
Hmmm so this is what roasted Mate is like. Thank you brandy3392 for sending me this. My first and sigh my only specialTeas tea I will be able to try. Brewed some of this getting ready to head in to station. At first kinda has a roasted/cacoaish aroma. This is the base for some of my favorite morning blends. Smells nice. Tastes a bit like toasted almonds…maybe even a little musty like grandma’s attic. I like it though and will probably blend it with other teas.
Thanks to joecool for sending this to me in a swap. So I have smelled rose black tea at the market and was somewhat turned off by it, but I was keeping an open mind since I like my Pu-Erh. First of all I love the tin it came int to see the little Tuochas. So I’ve tried one other Tuocha. I got it at a place called Special Teas ect in Volant, Pa and liked it a lot!
So it’s smells a bit sweet in the paper like sugar in the raw. I used too big of a cup for the first steep. Second steep was dark like coffee…..this is how I like my Pu-Erh! Very smooth and earthy. Third steep more orange-ish. Tastes kinda like mushrooms but still pretty good.