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Recent Tasting Notes
I started up a pot of this after lunch. I’m having a hard time waking up today so decided to treat myself to one of my favorite (and of course priciest) teas.
My girlfriend came into the office (where my tea nook is), and said “why does it smell weird in here”?
“I don’t know, I just ate wasabi almonds, maybe it’s that. Surely, it’s not my fancy tea,” I said.
I handed her the tea filter, full of beautiful aromatic milk oolong leaves. To me it smells like a sweet dessert. She leaned in to smell it and immediately gagged. “Ew!! That’s it!” Hahahaha. There is now a candle lit in the office. I feel really bad about it, but it’s so crazy that two people can smell things so differently!!
Anyway, this tea is excellent as always :)
Martin: This is one of the teas I sent you a few days ago, hopefully it doesn’t smell bad to you!! haha
Wow, this tea is good. Made several cups towards the end of my work day, brewing no more than 2 mins each. The leaves expanded so much! It was cool to see and the smell/taste is similar to a sweetened milk. It reminds me of vanilla, but I don’t think it tastes like vanilla.. (haha, it’s a hard flavor/smell for me to pinpoint!) Very very enjoyable and light. The smell of the loose leaves is super sweet to me, so I was worried it would taste overwhelming and artificial, but it was very pleasant. I could ramble about this tea and the Jasmine pearls I got for a long time, but I have to get back to drinking the tea!
Flavors: Honey, Sweet, Tea
Second Pu-erh, first time packaged in a fruit like this. I poured boiling water over the entire thing after rinsing it quickly and let it steep for 3 minutes. It came out a color as dark or darker than my dark roast coffee. Immediately, it smells strongly like black pepper to me (without the spiciness). I like the wet earth and woodsy tastes and smells but the bitterness and pepper taste is too overwhelming for me to enjoy it properly. Not awful but not good. Will finish it and try a shorter steeping time :)
Update: Removing the number rating because I steeped it for waaaay too long
Flavors: Bitter, Black Pepper, Wet Earth, Wood
Treated myself to a pot of this since it’s the weekend and mid-way through realized Biden won the presidency! A bunch of people in my apartment complex started screaming in celebration off their balconies. I didn’t join in, but it made me happy to see and hear so many people feel the same way. :)
It’s been a while since I’ve had this tea, and I love my cheaper replacement, but this is just so good. Nothing compares! Jasmine scent is so strong and light at the same time, and the tea is perfectly smooth.
I actually got more good news – my girlfriend will be in the same neighborhood as yellow mountain tea house (where this tea is from) today while she’s out with her sister. And, she said she’ll pick me up some tea if I send her my order! The question now becomes: do I spent too much money on tea? Or, do I spend waaay too much money on tea? :)
Flavors: Jasmine, Tea
I’ve been drinking this tea every morning while I work – I’m hooked! Very floral/fragrant. I’m not even drinking coffee in the morning any more. I can’t put my finger on exactly why I’m so in love with this tea. I kind of wish I liked it a little less so I could drink my other teas at a more even rate!
Flavors: Jasmine, Sweet
My girlfriend visited Yellow Mountain Tea House today and brought me back some tea! This tea was one of my requests. I’ve never had jasmine green tea before so I was excited to try it. The floral fragrance is strong. It caught me off guard at first, but I really enjoyed it. I found the tea to be very light and mild. Perfect for relaxing and playing board games.
Flavors: Jasmine, Tea