687 Tasting Notes
This was another great sample from Stacy with my recent order of Three Friends. Thanks!
Hmm. This one is tasty, but I definitely prefer the Glenburn Estate Darjeeling. I do think that was my favourite of the three Butiki Darjeelings I’ve tried.
As for this one, it’s light and smooth. Very smooth. I should add more, but I’m not feeling super tea wordy tonight. I’ll try to amend this note later.
My order of Three Friends arrived, along with this sample. :)
This one is nice. It’s has a touch of both maltiness and the most subtle hint of astringency. I’m enjoying it, but I don’t think I need it in my cupboard. I ultimately enjoy the Dinjoye more.
Thanks for the sample Stacy!
This one did get to cold brew for 12 hours. After I put this one in the fridge I thought to myself I should’ve perhaps cold brewed it in soda water, but that will be next time.
This one turned out quite well. I would say the root beer flavour is more apparent as a cold brew. And I have a feeling, brewed in soda water would be like some sort of healthier root beer. Interesting.
We made it to Granville Island, so I picked up 50g of this one. I ended up mixing the Market Spice from Bayswater with this in one tin. Bayswater’s version wasn’t quite as tasty, but only just slightly less so.
I love Market Spice teas though. The candy heart-ness is awesome.
You know what isn’t so awesome? Being assigned an assignment that requires me going to school before my class even begins. Yes, I have a PPT presentation due at 9am the first day of classes. I dragged myself out of the house today, despite the snow, and drove down to school, only to find the library was closed and the prof hasn’t yet activated the student IDs to access to biology study center, which means I couldn’t do my assignment. Tomorrow I’m scheduled to work all day, which just happens to be the hours the library is open because classes aren’t actually in until Tuesday. I am not impressed. At all. I do not think it is acceptable to assign work before the class begins.
However, I am now back at the house with this awesome tea, and yes I’m back to watching Suits. Harvey is my favourite.
I cold brewed this one for 17 hours last night, and it is tasty this morning. To be honest, it tastes just like the hot version, but cold. Actually, it’s a tad less sweet.
I seem to be on a cold brew kick, and I just put both Dolce Vita and Root Beer in the fridge to cold brew for later on tonight.
I survived my first day back to work after 2 months off. VariaTEA inspired me to steep this one up now that I’m back from work, as my first cup of the day. This tea is so amazing. All the nuances never cease to amaze me. The chocolate notes are my favourite though. I love how smooth and rich this tea is.
Since I got back to the house an hour ago, I’ve been super productive and did dishes, laundry, swept the house, and cleaned out the bunnies, before sitting down with this cuppa to watch more Suits.
Cold brew time is up! Thank goodness for phone alarms, or else I’d forget things like cold brewing tea in the fridge.
Well, I have to say this one is weirding me out. Not because it tastes weird, but because it brewed up opaque. I immediately thought of Anna’s foamy opaque tea from this morning.
While it’s a good cold brew, I may prefer this one hot. And it may also partially be because hot it’s not opaque. Weird! I also preferred Luscious Watermelon hot too though.
I cold brewed this one for 10 hours.
This one is delightful cold brewed. I brew this one up for 7 hours, and even though it still smells strongly of the combination of lemongrass and hibiscus, but the flavours meld and although they have a tartness, it’s not overwhelming at all.
Quite refreshing actually. I’m looking forward to the cold brewed Creamy Rhubarb as well.
As an aside, I’ve now watched 7 episodes of Suits. Harvey is so delightfully awesome.