349 Tasting Notes
So I work Friday nights, every week, for 4 hours. Just me, my manager, and a yoga teacher. So we decided to start something new. Tea parties!
Yep, last night we brought in some of our favs, a teapot and some bubble teacups. And drank tea all night :) Ah yes. So I swapped some teas with her and came home with this Kusmi blend. I’ve been so excited to try Kusmi!
Ooh I’m enjoying it! On first scent it smelled like a fancy Earl Grey but despite my un-fondness of Earl Grey this one’s yummy. It’s not overwhelmingly bergamot-y.
And she gave me the rest of her tin of this – so a pretty tin and a yummy tea! I’m so lucky! Good day :)
Update February 22/13: Having this one this morning before my day begins. This is my first cup of black tea in a while. Yum! But that’s my last cup of this one, does that mean sipdown? Now I just need to find some Prince Vladimir.
Thanks to kimlovestea for this one! (BTW can anyone let me know how to “tag” someone when I’m thanking them? You know, when their usename is bolded?)
Oh yum. Man I love me some breakfast tea. And this one is no exception. Really good, especially for a bagged tea.
Thanks again kimlovestea!
Him: “When you make tea, could you make me a surprise tea from your collection?”
Me: “What makes you think I’m having tea?”
Him: “Let’s be real. Don’t act like you won’t have at least 3 more cups tonight.”
This one’s delicious. Light, oh so smooth, and cantaloupe-y. I may have to place on order for Butiki Teas now! Has anyone tried Watermelon Xylophone? I’m thinking I may have to order that one as well.
Thanks to Kasumi no Chajin for sending me this one. Mmm smells minty. Tastes minty. But not overwhelmingly mint. Yum yum.
Thanks again Kasumi no Chajin!
Ahh summertime. Between this and Luscious Watermelon I can survive the long, seemingly never-ending winter.
I love it hot and iced. Delish. If you haven’t tried it, you should :)
This one smells just like Gold Rush – evidently the mulberry takes over anything else in the mix – which is just fine cause it smells pretty damn good. And added bonus – it costs less :)
It brews up an interesting green colour but still smells just as good. It smells so sweet but hopefully like Gold Rush the taste will be just perfect and not as sweet as the smell.
From what I remember of Gold Rush this is tasting just like it, perhaps with the slightest hint of nuttiness from the macadamia. I’m enjoying it.
Yep I think I’ll be having this plus a couple of re-steeps while I sit in a comfy chair and catch up on my readings for tomorrow. Joyful.
Is that a hint of cherry I smell? I don’t see it in the ingredients hmm.
This one is pretty delish, despite my initial skepticism. Excellent.
Another positive – I love when tea brews up clear with nothing floating round the top :)
Smells pretty good both dry and steeped. Pineapple, peach, and mango yum.
Pretty good taste, very smooth. I could imagine it better iced.
Update: Yep! Enjoying it more and more as it cools.
This one has a bit of a bizarre smell. Not bad, just bizarre. Like the oolong and vanilla are battling for first place. Comes off kind of yogurt-y. Maybe? Hard to say.
It’s yummier than the other flavoured oolongs I’ve tried but I’m still preferring the Tung Ting Vietman unflavoured I had.
Almost like a plain oolong with a hint of vanilla at the end of the sip.