730 Tasting Notes
I caved and picked up 100g of this one today. Whoops. The scent is divine, gah. The taste is much lighter, but still quite tasty. I’m enjoying the cinnamon maple mixture, but overall I may slightly prefer Maple Seduction, however I don’t know if I would say they’re fully comparable just because of the very different tastes.
I think I need to steep this one longer to get a bit more flavour from it next time.
I’ve now been here a few hours and ahh freedom! We went to Steam before we even dropped the suitcase haha.
Now I’m sitting here, catching up on all my internet things. This tea is delicious and mapley and all things good. I picked up 100g, but I can’t decide if I should pick up more, because more than likely we won’t be back again until next summer. Hmm, decisions, decisions.
Also, I took a picture for you, Cavo: http://s770.photobucket.com/user/courtneyns/media/Steepster/photo_zps5f4e89e7.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
I didn’t even realize I was at sipdown levels of this one. So I managed one sipdown today, yay! I made it for through all my samples, plus some of my cupboard teas this week and I feel great about that.
Now I’m packing (trying to is a better way of saying it) and it’s a miracle I make it through winter at all. I did some calculations, because I like quantifying everything, and literally 89% of my closet is summer clothing. That settles it then, we’re moving to California. Or Australia.
My Nina’s order and LB arrived today, woot!
I was really excited about this one, but after Three Friends it’s just not what I was really looking for. That’s not to say it isn’t a good tea, but I was really hoping the orange and cream would be more noticeable. The black tea base is fine and all, but the orange and cream are extremely subtle. There is a slight chocolate aspect here too.
I survived my exam today and now I’m FREE for a week! Now we’re cleaning the house head to toe before we leave in a few hours.
I woke up before the sun (4:45am) this morning to look over my notes a bit more before my exam today.
This is such a great morning tea. Well, it’s great anytime, but not every tea works in the morning. The chocolate and barley is my favourite. So unique. I also decided on this one as a wee celebration because the tracking tells me my new stash of LB will be delivered today (instead of Monday), yay! I’m not completely out yet, but it’s nice that I can unpack it and place it in my cupboard before we leave.
In a few short hours, six more courses will be behind me. YES.
I drank a lot of tea today. My mouth was kind of tired of it honestly. So I brushed and flossed my teeth, ate dinner, drank a litre of water, then made a cup of Japon. My cup before dinner should have been tasty but I was so tired of tea at that point it wasn’t. Now we’re back to tasty.
Yes! Japon and I will now get back to studying. I have zero motivation, but my exam tomorrow is worth 45%. DELIGHTFUL.
I don’t anticipate any more sipdowns today/I’m quickly running out of sipdown-able teas. My tally for today includes:
Cheesecake matcha (sneakily swapped out to Stephanie)
Bavarian Cream matcha
and 2 samples (Rhubarb Green and Rhubarb Vanilla)
Tomorrow is my last day for sipdowns before we leave early, early Saturday morning (early means essentially middle of the night). I could possibly sipdown Caramel matcha before then, and if I continue drinking Three Friends at the same alarming rate, that one is also a real sipdown possibility.
Now this is what I’m talking about. I just got settled in for a day full of studying for my one last exam tomorrow, and this tea is perfection. The chocolate notes never cease to amaze me. I’m so happy to have a cupboard full of Butiki teas again (note to self: never go so long between orders again).
Also, I just placed an AE order and I ended up saving just as much as I spent. Best.
The smoke is still coming through clearly. Even before I sip it, I can smell the smokiness. I’m fairly sensitive to smoke, but not a single note mentions smoke as of yet. Le sigh.
The few sips I did have were smooth and had that lovely Assam maltiness, which was delightful.
Thank goodness Stacy has plenty of other amazing teas. :)
P.S. I managed 2 samples sipdowns yesterday (Glenburn Estate Darjeeling and Caramel Popcorn matcha.