1108 Tasting Notes
This is not an actual tasting note—aside from reminding you all that this tea is indeed delicious— but rather a caution for tea peeps.
I haven’t stopped thinking about this tea, and its something like twelve steeps, since I had it the other day as my birthday cup. Deliciousness.The flavouring managed to invade the workings of my timolino and when I used it to harbour one of the later steeps of a different oolong, it flavoured it and turned it into a sticky rice oolong as well and this came as a most welcome surprise.
Delicious but radically overpriced. The 40% off brings you to more or less the same price as the similar What-Cha oolong which doesn’t contain the scenting leaf.
Anyway, this tea is a limited edition. If you are interested in nabbing some, act now. A couple of stores in the city still have a kilo of it while others are sold out and will not be getting more.
To take a page from Ms. Strange’s book, here is the song pairing for this moment should it escape you:
So, I woke up today thinking oolong.
I am just starting with the first steep and I have honeyed malt—a bit like honey black— against a floral backdrop. Interesting. Unusual. Nice.
Now, as much as I’d like to continue lounging around in my flannel pjs drinking tea on this massively foggy day, I am revving myself up to go participate in some movement. Part of my inspiration is that yesterday I left one of my travel mugs in my locker at the gym and I need it for my multiple steepings in the coming days. So I may as well go have a workout. You guys can be my witnesses as I get into motion. Getting up now….
Thank you, Crowkettle. A lovely entry into the selection you so generously shared with me.
The steeps will continue. Stay tuned.
Well, I drank this until the steeps gave up almost nothing. So, yay! Deliciousness!
And it’s a sip down! I’d happily order this one the next time What-Cha hears from me.
This is loveliness.
Another forgotten one, but this one was nicely and properly squirrelled away, so it has retained all aspects of its flavourful beauty.
What messes me up is American measurements. If it had clicked with me that .5 of an ounce—the size that this limited edition tea is sold in— is equal to under 15 grams, I probably would have purchased a few. Ideally, there should be 50 gram bag options too—but then, I am projecting. Truly, I need to have more than three cups of this in my world. But alas, gone, gone, gone. Gone.
As you see, I struggle with attachment.
Yesterday, I had an in-store sample of this and it was just overstepped green tea nastiness.
I have previously tried this repeatedly, in-store only, with a different result every single time, ranging from love this to how dare they serve this to people. So, yeah. I imagine the experience at home may be a completely different one.
I continue to find A Quarter to Tea teas that I’ve squirrelled away and am just getting to now.This tea is about a year old and possibly not having been kept in the best of conditions, so I won’t rate.
The leaf is scrolled loveliness.I don’t know how this tea would have tasted in its early days, but today, I am getting malt and a slight bready sweetness and the slightest bit of eggnog or eggy custard. The scent of the tea is somehow beyond description, something between candied yams and custard tarts just out of the oven.
An enjoyable cup but nothing even remotely resembling its name.
Edit—this is a longtime all day tea. I am currently appreciating steep six or seven and it continues to be pleasant. Oddly enough, ginger notes come up in later steeps.