102 Tasting Notes
Happy 101st tasting note to me!
IT’S FINALLY TIME! I’ve finished all the opened samples of my Japanese greens, so i can treat myself to a new spring 2023 tea! WOOOO. This fukamushi is remarkable – it was chewy and intense for the first three shakes of my kyusu, and kept it’s savory twang until steep 5. The wet leaf was very interesting as well, reminded me of my favorite shrimp chips. I know, sounds gross, but it propelled me to make another round as soon as the first leaves were spent. yayyy tea!
Flavors: Egg, Freshly Cut Grass, Salad Greens, Seafood, Seaweed, Viscous
For the “A tea available almost anywhere” prompt for this month!
The sick tea to end all sick teas. I drank this with my partner after their latest DJ gig (think vinyl records, not oontz oontz haha). My throat is not used to shouting in bars anymore, and when we return home, lead in our limbs and bags under our eyes, this tea helped us get some relief from shouting at our friends. Naturally, I wouldn’t drink this tea for fun… it’s not really supposed to taste good, it’s just supposed to fill a function. At least to me!
Flavors: Lemon, Licorice
severely overleafed this one today, just for giggles. and science. Science giggles.
the buttery green bean note was all there, competing with an astringency I never got when i stuck to my usual 5g. played around with flash steeps, found that I was able to give this tea more legs that way. Really just entertaining myself to distract from the new tea screaming at me from my tea stash hehe. The struggle is real
Drank this tea with the monthly prompt of “A limited edition or seasonal tea” in mind. Come to think of it, just about all of my teas I could consider to be limited edition or seasonal, simply because I buy most of my tea seasonally and the rest aren’t available to be purchased anywhere anymore lol. Chose this one because I sort of felt bad for this tea, it had been chilling unloved in the tea cupboard at work for so so long, languishing in it’s special edition tin since the beginning of time.
I am getting some ghostly white tea notes, but its mostly a faint cardamom spice lingering in the taste. not much else here in this poor forgotten tea.
Doesn’t feel fair to rate this tea, after all it’s been though >w<
Drank this tea with ashmanra’s prompt : “Tea with three words in the name”
Another fun concept for the sipdown challenge! The possibilities are so vast! In the end I chose this random white tea that has been chilling in an ornate metal tin in my cupboard for a while. I truly do not know where I got this tea , all I know is that it is a Chinese bai mu dan. I suppose, what more do I need to know?
The scent of this tea on the dry leaf is a gentle melon – refreshing, delicate and creamy. Brewed this up in my gaiwan, only to be hit with the most uncanny watermelon flavor on the nose as well as the brew. Like, straight up fresh cut watermelon from a roadside stand, heavy and ready to be sliced into. So intensely juicy that it made me wonder if this is a flavored blend! On further inspection, the watermelon is too subtle and not like any watermelon flavoring i’ve ever had. It leans on the side of the last bite of watermelon before the rind. It’s got me wondering how good a cold brew application will treat this tea… hmmmm
Flavors: Hay, Melon, Watermelon