687 Tasting Notes
This is a sipdown! I overleafed here because I had enough left for a cup and a half and I should overleaf more than I do with my oversized mug. I generally use the recommended amount of leaf, even with my oversized mug.
Anyway, the overleafing was glorious. I’m getting much more of the sweet cake notes now, along with the lemon-y goodness. Delightful.
Steeped up this one on the continuation of Tea & Suits Day haha.
This one is creamy, yes, but the other flavours seem to just amalgamate. It’s a tasty tea, but I’m having trouble differentiating different chocolates and coconut. They just become one. All in all, a tasty tea.
I think I may work on some sipdowns next, because the teas literally cannot fit in my cupboard at this point and we have zero counter space, so I need to make room and get creative about fitting teas in.
I had a specialist appointment this morning, but my face had enough of a reaction that I want to lay low until tomorrow. Luckily, I’m off today so it’s TEA AND SUITS ALL DAY. Yes!
So I thought I would brew this one up properly, since I wasn’t completely thrilled with it the other day. I actually measured it out and steeped it just a tad longer, and it turned out much better.
The cinnamon makes it quite dessert-like, and the maple adds to that as well, but it’s more subtle than the cinnamon. I’m quite enjoying this one. It’s definitely sweet enough on it’s own, I couldn’t imagine adding anything. I’m curious about this one cold-brewed.
I also have Creamy Rhubarb and Berry Sunset cold brewing now.
Well, we are back. Bleh. There were a couple hiccups to deal with when we got back to the house, which did not go over so well after waking up at 4am and spending 12 hours on the road. It’s amazing how short tempers can become when the same mistakes are made more than once and those mistakes are paired with exhaustion the next time around.
However, Vancouver was amazing. :)
I’m glad I picked up 100g of this one, because it’s delightful. It’s a nice bold, yet smooth black. Great for breakfast especially, but also evidently, for evenings while we watch Flipping Out.
I’m really looking forward to trying this one with maple syrup.
This one smelled quite strong dry, so I was a bit wary to steep it up, but it turned out quite nicely. It’s a bit like lemonade with a hint of hibiscus.
It brewed up a medium pink, but I still expected a mouthful of tart hibiscus, but it was not be. The hibiscus is very light. I’m enjoying it hot, but I have a feeling it will be even better cold brewed.
This one is actually labelled as a ‘sun tea’. Perhaps that means I should brew it in the sun?
I picked this one up on a whim yesterday, because who doesn’t love Market Spice tea? No matter where you get it, it’s always a delightful treat. J says it smells like ribbon candy, and I agree.
It strikes me as seasonal and reminds me more of Christmas, but I still enjoy it from time to time other times of the year. The orange, clove, cinnamon mix with a black tea base just works so well. It’s rich in it’s own way.
I just checked the tracking on a huge box of teas (huge, like 1.5 kg) I sent me friend in the US. When I first checked the tracking days ago all was well, and now the expected delivery date has changed, and the expected delivery city now says the same city it left from! Why, Canada Post?!
I caved and picked up 100g of this one today. Whoops. The scent is divine, gah. The taste is much lighter, but still quite tasty. I’m enjoying the cinnamon maple mixture, but overall I may slightly prefer Maple Seduction, however I don’t know if I would say they’re fully comparable just because of the very different tastes.
I think I need to steep this one longer to get a bit more flavour from it next time.
I’ve now been here a few hours and ahh freedom! We went to Steam before we even dropped the suitcase haha.
Now I’m sitting here, catching up on all my internet things. This tea is delicious and mapley and all things good. I picked up 100g, but I can’t decide if I should pick up more, because more than likely we won’t be back again until next summer. Hmm, decisions, decisions.
Also, I took a picture for you, Cavo: http://s770.photobucket.com/user/courtneyns/media/Steepster/photo_zps5f4e89e7.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
I didn’t even realize I was at sipdown levels of this one. So I managed one sipdown today, yay! I made it for through all my samples, plus some of my cupboard teas this week and I feel great about that.
Now I’m packing (trying to is a better way of saying it) and it’s a miracle I make it through winter at all. I did some calculations, because I like quantifying everything, and literally 89% of my closet is summer clothing. That settles it then, we’re moving to California. Or Australia.