First tea in a few days. Weather-related migraines were one of 2020’s many unwanted “gifts” and they appear to be here to stay. Every time the air pressure drops it feels like my skull wants to split open. I don’t remember signing up to be the human barometer. Everything tastes and smells a little off when I’m migrainey so I’m drinking a tea I’ve had many times instead of trying to form an opinion about something new, just in case my taste and smell are still off even though the pain is gone.
I think it’s been a couple of months since I last drank this tea. It’s not my favorite moonlight but I like it quite a bit. It was the first big cake I ever bought (I think 200g was the biggest before this one). 357g seemed so huge when I pulled it out of the shipping box…I thought it’d last me forever but I’ve managed to drink about half a cake in around 10 months. I’ve been thinking I should order more but I haven’t decided if I should get more of the 2018 or try the 2019.
This tea’s got the fruity white tea flavors but with some darker, black tea type stuff going on too. It might be because of my lazy, imprecise timing but some steeps taste and smell more like white tea and some more like black. Once in a while I get a hint of that vanilla-y flavor my favorite moonlights have, but when I try to focus on that flavor I can’t find it anymore. Not sure if that’s a me thing or if it needs more time to develop that flavor. It’s not brain-breakingly complex but it’s interesting enough to keep me coming back to it. It’s been my go-to tea for when I can’t decide what I want to drink. Smells good, tastes good, and it doesn’t seem to be very particular about how it’s prepared. I’ve played around a bit with the amount of tea, amount of water, water temperature and steep times…it’s been drinkable no matter what I’ve done to it.