drank Viva by The Simple Leaf
911 tasting notes

This tea reminds me quite a bit of Rishi’s Jade Cloud but it is softer and silkier. It tastes vegetal green and a little salty, with a nice nutty aftertaste that, as the cup cools, threatens to overwhelm a bit as it combines with the salty to make a not-quite-bitterness. That taste is something that I could do with having less of so I think I will shorten the steep time the next time I have this since that helps tame Jade Cloud.

ETA: Second steep @ 3:00. The nutty bitterness has increased. That’s unpleasant. I feel that this tea still has potential though. We shall see.

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.





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