702 Tasting Notes
I figured I better put all our bathroom stuff back in the cabinet the landlord installed while we were gone, even though we said we’d pick something up ourselves. A cabinet that is actually a shoe cabinet, not a bathroom cabinet. I was putting things away, getting more and more frustrated, because frankly it’s the most ridiculous piece of furniture to use as a bathroom cabinet, and finally I got to having to roll my towels, rather than fold them, and I was done. Small breakdown ensued, and then I steeped up this tea to calm down.
This tea is great for all situations. I drink it for a morning, afternoon, and evening tea. I drink it before exams, and after exams, and after breakdowns. It’s both delicious and calming.
Now I will study for my exam on Tuesday.
I decided to make this one again today. I was a bit hasty last time, and this time it seems I’m in a more receptive mood, and what a surprise – the taste is much more agreeable.
I steeped this up not right at boiling, but also not as cool as the first temperature drop on the scale, for the recommended 3 minutes. The chocolate and orange are both there, and the base is not over- or underwhelming. The orange takes a bit of a back seat to the chocolate, but it’s still noticeable. The chocolate is more of a milk chocolate, but it’s not overwhelming.
With the exception of Japon, I want to love these French teas as much as everyone else seems to, but sometimes the flavourings seem not enough for my liking. Except for “red fruits”, which is far too much for my liking.
I’m glad I let this one sit a few weeks before trying it again. I’m not a huge fan of the overwhelming scents when I first open my freshly arrived Nina’s teas. Maybe this means there is also hope for The des Anges.
This was a sample Stacy included in my recent order. I’ve been wanting to try this one for a while. It occurred to me I probably should’ve steeped this one up with PTA, but alas, I did not.
The steeped scent is very close to PTA, but there is definitely something else there too. Okay initial sip, there is definitely something different, but I can’t nail it down right away. The chocolate is there, but more like dark chocolate. I think the flavour that’s throwing me off is the sweet tobacco. I’ve read through the description over and over, while sipping away, and that is my conclusion. There is a burst of sweetness at the end of the sip, which is lovely. This one is tasty, but I ultimately prefer the original PTA.
Thanks for the sample Stacy!
P.S. I’m on the last episode of Suits until the new season comes out June 11. Sad face.
I have a lot of work to do for school before tomorrow. I’m now reviewing some and learning every single thing there is to know about the cardiovascular system. And I do mean everything. The prof told us this morning, if we had happened to register in two classes (the max for a spring term) to drop the other one, because there was no chance of passing both. I already knew this and only registered for histo. At least I’m a step ahead there. :)
Ahh, but this matcha is pretty close to perfection. The flavour is so delightful. I am running very low on both this and Banana & Cream, the two I’ve decided need to be in my life at all times. This means I’m open to flavour suggestions for other matchas because I can’t justify an order without doing one of the deals.
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.