738 Tasting Notes
I didn’t even realize I had this one! It was a 10g sample pack, graciously added in with one of my orders. Can’t complain!
I’ve downed most of this while not really realizing just how quick it was disappearing. That’s always a sign of a tasty tea. Or a busy mind. Let’s go with tasty tea.
This one has a smooth flavour with the most subtle hint of astringency. Usually I’m not huge on astringency, but here it works great. There is a definite stonefruit flavour and something else familiar I can’t quite put my finger on. Overall quite the tasty tea. I’m happy I had this sample.
Brought this one in my ceramic travel mug to work this morning. Why I still choose to work Saturdays is beyond me, but alas, at least I had delicious tea to enjoy.
I was quite sure my tea would freeze in the -25 degrees before I even made it to work, but it didn’t. Yay!
This tea was really tasty this morning. A hint of a sweetness and lots of depth. I much prefer the tippy to the Golden Dragon Black that I had the other day. So much so I may be exploring the TTC website. Oh dear.
I opened this one this morning and the scent again reminded me of Bailin Gongfu from Teavivre. I really enjoy that scent.
Perhaps I oversteeped this at 3 minutes, but I wasn’t a huge fan of this for my morning commute (granted in a ceramic mug). It came off surprisingly floral. Floral! I’ll try my lot 241 of the tippy to see how they differ; and of course give this one another shot at a slightly shorter steep time.
Happy New Year everyone!
Enjoying this with my girl, in our beautiful teapot.
1st steep of 1 minute: almost smelling cinnamon from cup. Very light, sweet flavour. Very subtle flavour with short steep time.
2nd steep of 1 minute 45 seconds: roasty oolong scent, delicious. Slightly deeper flavour, not quite as light, but still light for drinking.
3rd steep of 3 minutes: roastier still and even more delicious. This may be my favourite steep.
Taiwan Tea Crafts is just amazing. I have so many black and oolong teas from them that I haven’t even opened yet, but already I want to place another order. I can’t say enough good about them!
Still working on perfecting the steeping time, but enjoying this tea nonetheless.
I’ve always had trouble with Earl Grey and I thought this sounded perfect when the lovely employee at Steam told me it was without bergamot. Yes!
The base is a touch finicky with steeping, but the other floral ingredients compliment it, even when I don’t manage the perfect steeping. I can only imagine how delightful it will be when I do.
For the moment, this is on my desk at work. It was a nice treat at work this afternoon.
A few years ago, a friend I gained from working in the yoga studio went to China and brought me back this oolong. It’s been unopened in my cupboard ever since.
I have been just craving and oolong to resteep and resteep all afternoon at my desk. I was on the Taiwan Tea Crafts website for far too many hours attempting to build the perfect oolong cart, when I finally gave in and emailed for help. Did you guys know how awesome TTC is for information? I received an email back very promptly – the next day (time differences), with significant information in order to place my order. Yay for new teas!
I’m on my second short steep of this (30 seconds first steep, 1 minute second steep). As far as this tea, it’s tasty, with that mineral-y taste I can pick up from some oolongs. The mineral-y isn’t my personal favourite, but I can appreciate it. It’s about mid-way oxidized, solely judging from the colour and that was perfect for my mood today. Not too close to green, not too roasty. Overall a nice, but not extraordinary oolong.
I went with making this one this morning at work. All the teas in my ‘tea drawer’ have lost the majority of their flavour, sadly. It’s my own fault. I need to organize myself this weekend, and put my loose teas within bags, then within extra tins I have lying around for my work tea drawer. Ziplocs are just not the way to go. Sigh.
I was staring at my bagel with cashew butter I’d brought for my breakfast and got such a craving for breakfast tea with milk. I headed off to my favourite office around the bend, where they keep a lovely stash of bagged teas. Of the three ladies that work in that office, one is from Ireland and brought Irish breakfast back on her last trip home. I snagged one of this for my milk tea and bagel this morning. It’s really hitting the spot, now that’s it’s nearly lunch hour hah.
Any suggestions on a great Irish breakfast are welcome – both for my own cupboard and to share at work.