329 Tasting Notes
Had this for my morning tea with cookies. This is a good dessert tea but better to go short on the steeping time, I left my first cup for a tad of 3 minutes and it was too much, bitter. This second cup hits the spot, slightly sweet and creamy chocolate taste. I love the weekend so sad that tomorrow is Monday… but on the plus side, my Verdant Tea Black Friday order should be coming in :)
So this is IT for my bag of Yu Lu Yan Cha Black that I’d bought last year from Verdant Tea. It’s been fun, I’m sad to see you go but excited since I totally bought a lot of tea from this year’s Black Friday sales! This tea iced or hot is good but I made less mistakes cold brewing than hot. At times, I think I steeped too long and it got a little bitter and hard to drink a lot of… but I like the dark, little chocolaty taste of it and it’s got a nice strong taste.
I’ve never tried any Ginseng Oolong before and it looked interesting, like little green rocks and ginseng is supposed to give a person energy right so I requested this one to sample from Single Origin Teas. Thanks Single Origin Teas for the free samples but this tea doesn’t agree with me. There was enough to make a few cups to try but I just cannot get into it. It’s the – licorice – for sure, and sadly I’ve never liked it much but didn’t think it’d be strong as it is. I think if you like that taste, it’d be a good tasting tea for you because the oolong smell and taste is nice as well.
Went to Oahu for my friend’s wedding and spent way too much money shopping. I went to Teavana to see if I could use my birthday reward at their store and I could! But along the way… Bought the holiday tea box as well. Weather here has gone back to being too hot for hot drinks yet,so I made a bunch of this iced. It’s got strong flavor and the name of the tea does match up to the taste but there’s something I don’t like. Maybe it’ll be better when it’s done hot, but for now I’d say no to buying more.
If I can increase the tea I drink by the time it gets to Black Friday/Cyber Monday I can buy with less guilt right? Lemme drink more tea… So I got a small pack of this when. Verdant was having the blend sale… I’d wanted to try the Laoshan Black Genmaicha too but it was gone then. :( Anyway, this has a sweet smell and very apple cinnamony. I thought I’d really like it based on the reviews but it’s watery to me. The taste isn’t strong enough somehow like I was expecting and I hate that the cinnamon will sludge at the bottom. It was really gross at the end of the cup, and I even tried it with the mesh infuser after the first cup. It makes an alright cold tea but again it’s taste is pretty weak.
It’s nice purchasing small packs of things so I can try a little of this or that and not waste too much money. I bought the sampler from Teasipper and have been waiting for cooler weather to dive in. And I’ve been lazy :). This is kinda nice but I couldn’t tell without reading the description what it was supposed to be tasting like… I like it but I don’t love it… Tastes good with cookies :D
Wow, I haven’t done a tasting note in a while. I decided to try this SBT Cotton Candy to break in my new Takeya pitcher. Never had these, but they are really convenient and easy to make. It smelled really good both dry and brewed. Somehow though when I tasted it I thought of marshmallows rather than cotton candy. I like it!