702 Tasting Notes
This smells like soft cookies my mom made when I lived home :) Like both summer and Christmas. Don’t ask me how or why but that’s what I’m reminded of when I smell it.
Oh darn. Bit too much of the lemongrass for me. I was really hoping I’d fall in love with this one. The smell is amazing. I can maybe get a hint of cinnamon, but nothing in the way of pineapple or coconut.
Update: As this cools (while I enjoyed my seriously delicious pumpkin pie matcha smoothie) the cinnamon is coming out more. Perhaps there’s hope for this one after all!
This one has a buttery, fruity smell dry. It wasn’t on my list but perhaps I will like it. Just steeping away.
Come onnnnn. Cool already!
This one’s lightly fruity with a hint of spiciness at the end of the sip. Is that the goji berries? I think I may try to steep it longer next time for a bit more flavour, seems like it could be a bit more flavourful. But definitely good.
Another unflavoured oolong to measure up against my Tung Ting Vietnam. Since oolong is actually from China and not Vietnam I decided I had to try this one out (and Quangzhou Milk oolong the other day).
Pretty good I must say, but I’m getting a more floral taste. Overall a great tea, but I prefer the Tung Ting Vietnam.
Puffed rice. I kind of like the smell in a bizarre sort of way.
I can’t stop drinking it, yet I’m not really sure what it is I like about drinking it.
Update: Also great resteeped! This one gets the upgrade. But I still couldn’t tell you exactly why. Now back to PLL!
Update #2: 4th resteep, still going strong.
Well 5 steeps, that was my entire tea story for this evening. Impressive. Time to turn in.
Dude. This is freaking amazing. I couldn’t decide what to do with this for the longest time. It just sat in my cupboard because I didn’t want to risk wasting it attempting to use it. Today I threw it in a smoothie suggested to me by Sil :) AWESOME. Seriously. It’s amazing. Perfection. I could go on.
Thanks a million Will Work For Tea!
Update: Just ordered the 3+1 deal from Red Leaf Tea!
Update: I may have made another smoothie for both of us…and drank it all myself.
I went to Davids today to refill my Tung Ting Vietnam tin. And left with 7 new teas. Oh boy. One of those teas being Forever Nuts, which the girl cajoled me into trying, despite my hatred of nuts. She even went so far as to say she thinks it will be added to my permanent collection. It actually smells quite good haha. Like an apple cinnamon pastry.
Yum, yum. Guess I’ll be eating my words. I may not like to eat nuts but man I’m enjoying drinking them. Added bonus – my entire kitchen smells like I’ve been baking delicious pastries :)
Update: The cooler it gets, the more the nutty taste comes out. But surprisingly it’s not ruining the tea for me. And perhaps I’m turning round on cinnamon in this one as well since the Stormy Night disaster.
I love the scent of vanilla coming off this one! Smells so comforting. I can taste the vanilla too. Really well done and not overwhelming. Anything that diminishes the bergamot is awesome for me. I’m slowly finding more and more variations of Earl Grey to enjoy.
This one is smooth. I think I’ll be keeping it around.
I love the smell of strawberry here. Although it’s more strawberry candy smell then genuine strawberries. But it’s helping drown out the bergamot, which I’m not too fond of.
Yes! I’m enjoying this one. I may add a touch of agave and see what happens but I’m liking it as is too :) Finally a variation of Earl Grey I can drink and enjoy :)
This one wasn’t on my list today, but it sat on the counter staring at me until I finally gave in and asked for 10g.
My fiance has been matching me for cups of tea today, so I get to hear his input on everything I’m trying as well. Lovely, lovely. He actually enjoys tea a lot but doesn’t drink it nearly as much as I do. A nice change of pace today.
It smells almost peppery? Is that right? Perhaps that’s the lemongrass. I don’t think I’m really enjoying this one too much. I have enough for another round so I’ll have to try it iced.