385 Tasting Notes
I couldn’t find this blend in the database so I added it in so I could log it. I subscribed to Rip Van Wafels tea and wafel monthly subscription and this is in July’s box. Anyone have stroopwafel? That’s what the wafel is, individually packaged so it’s great – thin waffle cookie like thing with caramel. This is my fav subscription so far just because it comes with cookies :)
Description on the card says – “With its robust body and rich malty flavor, this Great Lakes Blend black tea from the Putuo Islands complements the Traditional Wafel’s spicy sweetness.” It really does pair well, the tea is strong, definitely black tea with a bakey aroma.
I went with my sister to her friend’s wedding and while we were in Honolulu, we went to the Kahala Resort & Hotel for afternoon tea at The Veranda. It was nice, we were seated outside and had a really good view of the beach side and dolphin pools so that was entertaining. I had the pomegranate oolong and it was good. A little fruity and tart but went well with the little sandwiches and desserts. Our service was good, they were out of the Hamakua Springs Farm Mushroom Turnover so we were sad because it’s what my sister wanted to try but then our waitress said they could make them if we were willing to wait. It was really good. My favorite was the Blue Hawaii Macaroon though. I was hoping they’d have a bigger selection of tea but I’m happy I got the pomegranate oolong. I looked it for it when we went shopping but luckily didn’t find it… Haha.
Super tasty! The combination of green teas makes this one really good. It’s thicker than just tea and more savory. I think that matcha makes it have a cool slightly cloudy green look. Only thing was that it seemed to suck up a lot of water while steeping leaving less than I thought I’d have in my cup. More water next time?
This smells really good – very lemony. The taste was really bad at first but that’s probably because I just blindly put the whole packet in a filter for one cup which was too much. Last box, it was 2 packets of each tea and you just put a packet per filter (10 packets total). This one is 5 packets so I guess we are to split the contents. Didn’t realize that till I was looking for this tea to input the tasting note and read it on Skulleigh’s note that it’d changed. I adjusted for the second cup and it was much better. I guess I should have paid more attention myself, but some note really would have been good to include when things changed. It was a good earl grey with strong citrus taste after all.