678 Tasting Notes
I woke up bright and early this morning, so we went for breaky at Cora’s, and after gorging myself, only a few teas were options for a full stomach.
This one is light and airy. The colour of the water barely changes. The pine taste is growing on me more and more. I’m not sure I’ll keep this one around permanently, but I could see re-ordering it occasionally.
I’m back to researching today. The sheer data amount is still overwhelming, even after narrowing it down geographically.
I’ve never ordered this one myself, but jessiwrites sends me some occasionally. I don’t think I love it enough to order it myself, but yet I thoroughly enjoy it the rare times I do drink it. It really does embody a strawberry cupcake with a nice black base.
Now I’m sipping this while making turkey burgers and potato salad for dinner. A nice break from my day of research. :)
This one was sent my way by Stephanie :)
This one seems quite similar to Coconut Oolong from David’s. Though I generally prefer darker oolongs, so perhaps someone with more of a palate for green oolongs would say differently.
It’s green oolong-y, it’s coconutty. Overall a tasty tea.
I’ve been researching fisheries and bycatch all day, and I am almost overwhelmed with the data I’ve found. There’s too much! Well, there’s too much to wade through to find what I need to find.
Having this one again this morning. I am really liking this tea! I’ve been a bit disappointed in the other Tealux teas I ordered, but this one is truly delightful. A wonderful tea to start the day.
I’m determined to be über productive today. I need to get caught up on my research, and I’m already settled into a bit of a nest with the marine life database open.
This was in my most recent S&V order. I find they do dessert teas so well, though granted I also tire of them quicker than other teas. But while I enjoy them, they are delightful.
The scent is predominantly chocolate and black tea. In my initial sip I’m getting some caramel flavour with some chocolate in the background. The chocolate is more towards the end of the sip. With each sip the chocolate seems to become more obvious and melds with the caramel well. I think I’ll try this at a lower temperature next time to see if it coaxes a bit more flavour out.
J asked me to make some tea, and since it’s Saturday night and anything goes (AKA teas with caffeine), he also got a cup of this. He generally only drinks Lemon Chiffon, so we shall see what he thinks.
I’ve also decided to hunt for a great maple tea. I’m open to suggestions. :)
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate
I took this one in my Timolino to the lab this afternoon. It stood up really well, yay! I think I’ve officially made the second Timolino herbal/white teas now. Greens may work too. Lighter teas perhaps.
I’m so thrilled this tea is in my life. Herbals are always needed in my collection.
This was another from my swap with Stephanie. :)
This is just the type of black tea I love. It’s deep, rich, bright, and delicious. Lots of adjectives apply to this tea. I’m realizing more and more that some of my favourite teas are from Taiwan.
What a great introduction to Mantra Tea.
This one smelled promising, but in the end, I don’t think it’s something for me. There was a taste I couldn’t place, the the back of my throat that just didn’t sit quite right. Which is bizarre since it’s the base of VFCC. As always though, I’m so glad Stacy included this as a sample. Samples are genius for this very reason.
Alo, my friend just sent me a Valentine’s card and it is amazing. Amazing.
Okay you guys, I had the brilliant idea to pair my wireless keyboard with the iPad. Hello! The only thing is that my wireless keyboard is Swedish, and therefore has different keys in different places. Thank goodness for muscle memory and knowing where all my punctuation marks are. Mwuahaha.
This one was a sample I requested in my latest Butiki order. It brews up a nice medium colour and the scent has that honey sweetness that I love. However, upon my first few sips I feel as though I’m getting the subtlest hint of smoke. Eek. I’m still sipping away though, so perhaps it’s all in my imagination. I’m always thrilled to try new Butikis, but I don’t think this one will make it to my cupboard anytime in the near future.