493 Tasting Notes
OMG I’m so excited! I could hardly wait to go to David’s. I ever so impatiently, sat through my lab, watching every minute tick by on the clock agonizingly slowly, until finally I was free! Then I raced to my car and drove across the city to David’s to pick up all the new teas and my awesome new purple elephant mug. I don’t know what it is about the mugs with creatures on the inside but I love it. Hence why I couldn’t resist picking this little treasure up and why my other Perfect Mug has blue birds, clearly with birds on the inside as well.
This one smells heavenly. They all smell amazing actually. But I could hardly keep it together driving from the David’s to my house. It’s only a short drive but my mind was whirling with steeping times and temperatures and calculations for just how soon I could be tasting all my new teas. Gah!
This one brews up a nice pale yellow, typically oolong colour. I can smell both the coconut and oolong evenly. Ah yes. Now if it would just cool down enough to drink!
This one is balanced perfectly. Sometimes I wonder how they do it. It’s just right. I imagine people who aren’t too fond of coconut may actually enjoy this one as well. It’s not in-your-face. It’s smooth. Very smooth. It’s a keeper.
Also this is my 150 tasting note :)
Making this for the drive to school. Always a lovely cuppa.
But the spring collection is online now! If I didn’t have a biology lab this morning I’d be at David’s picking up all the new teas and a purple elephant mug! But I shall be there this afternoon. I’m so excited for the new teas. Especially Coconut Oolong. And some purple elephants to match my blue birds.
Well this is the last of my little stash of Cantaloupe & Cream until my Butiki order gets here. Ahh!
This tea is so delicious, just perfection :) I’m so excited to try all the new ones I’ve ordered, especially Watermelon Xylophone.
Update March 14/13: Now that I have a fresh stash of this lovely I brewed some up yesterday for my drive and it was divine. No surprise there. I put those leaves to cold-brew overnight and the result is very tasty and refreshing. Overall, I think I prefer it hot but I wouldn’t say no to a chilled cup on a hot day.
Mmm this one smells like caramel apple or oatmeal cookies (so says the fiance).
This one is actually quite good, which I wasn’t expecting. I don’t know why it’s called Movie Night since it no way does it remind me of movies or popcorn. It’s like an unsweetened apple caramel sweet.
Thanks jessiwrites for yet another awesome one!
At first glance this reminded me of David’s Love Tea #7 which I didn’t care for because I don’t like fruit in chocolate. However, now that it’s steeped, the scent is quite sweet smelling.
I’m getting quite a bit of marshmallow and caramel. It’s somewhat reminding me of Kusmi’s St. Petersburg, but much sweeter. I can taste the slightest hint of chocolate in the background. This one is pretty good, but I certainly couldn’t drink it on a regular basis. Too sweet for me.
Thanks jessiwrites for this sample :)
This one is quite lovely. A very creamy, buttery oolong.
Now I’m enjoying the second steep of this treasure while contemplating whether I should study of watch Skyfall. Hmm. Daniel Craig does make a compelling case.
Third steep, still delicious.
I added some unsweetened shredded coconut to this today. I love, love, love coconut and I wanted to see how it would taste with a straight white base.
Oh yes. I’m really enjoying it. All coconut.
Update March 5/13: Having this lovely mix again. Man I love coconut. I’ll have to keep this tea on hand just to have a coconut white à la Courtney. Perhaps I should try it with David’s White Peony and save myself some money if that tastes just as delish.