709 Tasting Notes
This one smells good dry but delicious steeped. Like banana ice cream (except warm).
This one’s alright, I may have steeped it too long because I’m getting a hint of bitterness (although I steeped for 4 mins and the package says 5-7 mins). I’ll finish the sample for sure but I don’t think I’ll pick this one up again.
So I’ve tried 4-5 oolongs now from DavidsTea. All of them flavoured of some sort. And I didn’t enjoy any of them. Agh frustration. So tonight on my trip to DavidsTea I picked up this one to determine if it was the flavours OR the actual underlying oolong tea I wasn’t loving. So here goes.
YES! This one I’m enjoying. It’s certainly got a distinct taste, but I am liking that. PHEW. I was worried there for a moment it was the oolong. And I bought 2 more flavoured oolongs tonight as well (Vanilla Orchid and Happy Kombucha) so perhaps I will enjoy those. Or perhaps for me it will be unflavoured oolongs. I’ll keep you posted.
2nd steep just as delish :)
Hm the scent of this on both dry and steeped makes me think of a carbonated grapefruit beverage.
2 for 2 today. Geez. See what happens when I have to wake up at the crack of dawn and miss my morning tea? Bad choices.
If anyone’s interested in the rest of my 12g sample I picked up, you’re welcome to it.
This one smells pretty yummy but I believe the hibiscus I’m smelling is tarnishing the actual strawberry rhubarb scent. But it steeps a really pretty red/purple colour!
This is my first cup of tea today because I had to leave at the crack of dawn this morning and chose sleep over my morning cup of English Breakfast :( With any luck this will make it all better. All the employees at my store are always raving about this one. Oh and of course I also picked up Green Seduction and Midsummer Night’s Dream to try.
Well all I’m getting is hibiscus. Perhaps I steeped too long? Bleh.
If anyone likes this one I’ve got ~20g left :)
And the readings have begun. Oh studying. Thought I’d see if this minty blend would keep me awake long enough to finish this chapter.
Mm I’m tasting mint and lemon and something else I’m not familiar with. This one’s pretty yummy but I’d have to be in the mood for minty to have it.
Hmm smells like some sort of bizarre coffee. I had a mild ice coffee addiction in the summer (the joy of what spring AND summer courses will do to you), but the smell of this one isn’t really doing it for me.
Also getting a whiff (barely) of maybe bananas? I’m not seeing that in the ingredients. Just waiting on it to cool.
I am excited to be drinking this out of one of my many new mugs from DavidsTea since both my orders finally arrived today!
This one’s not for me. I’d just have coffee if I wanted coffee, rather than a coffee-tea hybrid.
Thanks ToiToi for sending me this sample!
Smells pretty good. Not nearly as strong as an earl grey so hopefully this one will sit well. Just steeping.
It was my birthday a few days ago and today my friend gave me my gifts – one of which was a Buddha board! So awesome (I even did a blog post on it!). I’ve been playing with it all night. I can see many study distractions in the future with this on my desk. Oh my.
I’m enjoying it more than pure earl grey for sure. But still not thinking it’s what I’m looking for in an earl grey. But I’m also not sure what exactly it is I’m looking for. Perhaps I’m just destined to try every earl grey out there.