756 Tasting Notes
I enjoyed two cups of this this afternoon to finish off the workday before a week off to celebrate our first wedding anniversary <3!
Loving this one with some coconut simple syrup and homemade cream. It’s just delicious! I made it hot this afternoon, but I also enjoy it cold like this. I’m so thrilled to have discovered this unique drink.
Rough start to the workday that started with an email late last night. Sigh. A real lesson in removing my email from my phone.
However, all that calls for only the best tea! So this one I didn’t get to until it was lukewarm, but still so tasty nonetheless. I love how the sweetness comes out as it cools.
I just brewed this one up for a wee treat this afternoon. This one, along with Coquelicot Gourmand from DF were ones I really went through quickly. I have only a small amount of this one left after taking a hiatus from it between last winter and now.
The scent is very cookie-like, with a nice chocolate to it. The taste is more lightly flavoured and a bit thin/delicate, but it really translates from the scent. For me at least, I’d much rather a lightly flavoured tea than something over the top, so this one is overall quite lovely.
I’m always impressed with DF’s ability to make a tea truly what they say it is.
Today we decluttered the house and listed some things for sale on Kijiji. I steeped one cup of each lot (641 & 864) and then received a message that someone could pop by tonight for a sale (covid-safely, of course!). Naturally! So, by the time I got to these teas, they were lukewarm, however, my notes are below and I’ll try for a more detailed/at least a hotter cuppa later in the week!
Lot 864: Maltiness and oat-y with a hint of a savoury note mixed in at first sip, a hint of sweetness and no astringency. As it cools (even more), notes of floral come through, though very subtle.
Lot 641: Maltiness and oat-y with a hint of sweetness in the background mid-sip, absolutely no astringency at first sip. I would say this one has the barest hint of floral as it cools (a little sooner noticeable) and some fruits in the background, though I can’t say which fruits.
Overall, very similar in taste with only the barest hint of difference, at least at this temperature. I have only a limited amount of 641 remaining, so I’ll have to postpone any and all things when I steep these two the next time around!
The Taiwan Tea Crafts have arrived! Four days early, and no custom fees (Sil)! :)
This one is super tasty! I was interrupted and managed to get half of it in while hot and the other half while ice cold haha — but it was tasty both ways! Such a great ‘mix’ of black and oolong flavours. I saved the leaves for a second steep, so hopefully I can provide a more detailed review soon!
I’m finally polishing off my 250g package of this after hoarding the remaining bits of it during COVID. I bit the bullet and ordered another 250g earlier this week and now I can comfortably finish this off knowing more is en route (unless something happens with the post…).
This is one of my all-time favourite teas and I usually order the 250g package once per year to enjoy throughout the year. I would describe this as waffle-y and delicious. I can’t wait to see what the new lot (864) brings!