715 Tasting Notes
This oolong is delicious, as always. It never fails to amaze me. I drink oolongs so rarely since they strike me as an all-afternoon endeavour, and I don’t often have full afternoons to dedicate to sitting around drinking tea, unfortunately. I decided last time I enjoyed this beauty that this would be my permanent oolong.
I’ve been thinning out my tea cupboard drastically and it felt so good to be rid of stuff I wasn’t truly in love with. Now I’m finding my selection is too little haha! It appears I’ve cut off my nose to spite my face. So, I placed a Butiki order for eight teas, seven of which I’ve never tried before – YAY for new teas!
I’m on my fifth steep now, and I’m going to see just how many more I can get this afternoon. Each subsequent steep I’m steeping for an added minute and a half. It is still so tasty.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with this one, and I have to say that I’m pretty happy with it. I had my first steep in my Timolino for my afternoon classes, and I’m just enjoying the second steep here as I prepare for my lab tomorrow morning.
The thing I like the most about this one is that you can still taste the non-genmaicha flavours in the second steep. I found the other flavoured genmaichas had only the first steep with flavour, then it was essentially regular genmaicha from there on out.
Both the raspberry and blackberry are evident and not fake tasting at all. The scent of the dry tea seemed like the flavours might come out too overwhelming, but they seem to be just right. This will be a nice switch up from my normal genmaicha every so often.
I have had this sitting in my swap-in box for months. I’m still not so sure of my tea tastes are experienced enough to taste what others taste, but alas, I shall try it today. Also, I feel terrible, in that I can’t remember who sent this to me. I know it was either Kittena or Cavovorax, however I looked through my inbox to determine and of course I had deleted the message to keep myself organized. So silly of me. I apologize profusely for that.
I shall update as I sip away here. I’m also researching methyl hydroxybenzoate. Joy.
The initial sip is very smooth. I believe I’m getting some barely in the background there, which is lovely. As it cools and I get further into my cup I’m getting that hint of dark chocolate almost.
I’m drinking this so fast – it’s just so delicious! Thank goodness I can expect so many resteeps.
I made this yesterday for my Timolino. I make two cups worth in my normal mug to fill my Timolino and always have a bit left over. I decided to throw the rest of this one in the fridge to chill.
I really enjoyed this one cold, it brings out the best of the flavours of the tea. The caramel is much more noticeable I found. I’d happily drink this one hot or cold. Yum!
Also, we went to the Eagles concert last night and it was AMAZING!
I brought this treat in my Timolino today and it’s quite enjoyable as I sit here reading up on every possible thing you could ever want to know about epithelium. H&S greens continually amaze me. This tea is so light with the perfect flavours of strawberry and coconut.
I’m working up to placing and H&S order and I was so upset to see this one is only offered as sachets online. I puchased my current stash at the SoHo store when I visited New York in July. I did email the customer service contact to see if there’s a possibility of getting it loose. I don’t think I can wait until I possibly visit NY again next summer to get this one again.
I made this one this morning, knowing very well I had absolutely no time to spare, and ended up pouring it into my normal ceramic travel mug and gulping it down en route to pick up my friend for school. I had to give it a fair shot and remake it once I was home for the evening.
I am continually impressed with Della Terra’s minty black teas and this is no exception. This is very reminiscent of all their other minty blacks, especially reminding me of Shamrocks & Shenanigans, minus the little green pieces. This one has little white pieces instead haha! All in all, I’m happy I ordered the 2oz.
This tea is amazing, as per usual :) Hence why I chose it as the first tea to ever grace my new Timolino with it’s presence!
FYI: This is really more of an update on my day and recent Timolino purchase. I plan on doing an actual review under the Timolino once I’ve had a few more days to test it out.
So I caved yesterday and picked up a Timolino after over a week of really deliberating. I still think it was a bit too expensive, but in the end I wanted to be able to enjoy tea after my 8am lab finishes up at 11am since I can’t have any beforehand with the time constraints. However, I got to casually take little sips of tea from 8am right up until 2pm when I finally finished off the mug full, and I was quite happy with it. I’m still slightly nervous to try out the leakproof feature by throwing it in my bookbag with my laptop, although I see only good reviews.
Also, Mondays promise to be brutal this term. I start class at 9am and have one 1 hour break until 7:30pm. Histology began at 9am when we were reminded if we hadn’t read up to chapter 5, we were now five chapters behind. So I picked up that textbook today :| However, it all looked up when I arrived at physics at 5pm and the prof was not only very attractive but also hilarious and young. Score.
I should really be working on an assignment, but I just can’t seem to concentrate long enough to get anything worthwhile done, erg.
So instead, I made myself a cup of this tasty oolong, curled up into a nest on the couch, and I’ve been reading Star Trek fan fiction for at least the last hour. I may not be getting any school work done, but I’m also not sitting staring aimlessly at a Word document any longer. It is technically still the weekend, so I’ll try not to feel too bad about being so unproductive haha!
I’m on my second resteep of this and it’s amazing as per usual. I have 3/4 of my tin left and I’m already planning my next order since I can’t be a single day without this tea.
Also, the entire reason I wrote this post is because I wanted to share with someone that I figured out how to make a custom cursor for my Tumblr! I am quite excited about this particular accomplishment. Mwuahaha!
If you feel like checking out the awesomeness, it’s here: http://eastcoastbest.tumblr.com/
This tea is yet another wonderful green from H&S. There green teas just amaze me. I’ve really been on a H&S green tea kick lately. I’ve been trying to add in other teas here and there but basically my tea menu has consisted of Bangkok, Tokyo, and Love Life.
I wasn’t sold on this one like I was Bangkok right off the bat, but I think I see a future for this one in my cupboard after all. It is deliciously light in flavour, but still clearly strawberry and coconut against a fantastic green tea base.
I also used my new thermometer for the first time on this cup. I’m definitely happy with that purchase.
Update: The second steep of this one is also just wonderful.