713 Tasting Notes
I have been wanting to try this tea for a while and thanks to Janelle, I finally get to! I have been so busy lately with school, work/business and home life that I have only had time to drink tea on the go and no time to log. Today the marching band festival is in town, so I’ll be darting off to go see that shortly.
The first few sips, I taste mostly malt. I just ate sourdough french toast and wonder if that is influencing flavors. I get a little more depth to the malt flavor… maybe a little toastiness, but no chocolate. Maybe on the aftertaste if I think about it. It is really nice tho! I’m trying to remember what my experience was with the Laoshan black and how it compares, but it has been so long that I’m not sure which I prefer. Super glad to have gotten to try this tasty tea!
Steeped at 175 for 3 minutes and poured over ice!
I’m liking this cup! The ginger is there, but is mellow. I still don’t get the juicy orchards, but the tea in the background is really well balanced. There is something a little more in the immediate after sip, but I can’t put it into words. I think I’m going to become well acquainted with this tea as the weather heats up!
Holy crap, I’m loving this tea! I cold steeped it in the fridge and added a little soy creamer to it… amazing! I’m getting creamy blueberries with a danish flavor that matches it well. I could drink this all summer long and summers last about half the year here in Austin. I really hope they bring this one back. DO YOU HEAR ME 52TEAS?! BRING THIS ONE BAAAAAAAAACK!
Pulled a serving of this out of one of the traveling boxes. I’m wondering if this is the right tea. It is a little smokey and not really EG like. A few sips in and the tea base is what I mostly taste. It’s mellow and smooth, a little bit of dry grass/hay flavor on top of malt. But that isn’t right, is it?! I feel like I need to walk away from the cup for a few minutes and come back later. Nope, still not what I would expect with the name, but also a very enjoyable cup.
Got this in a swap with Kaylee. Thanks Kaylee!
I tried Fauchon’s thyme tea and really liked it, so I was excited to try this version. I’m definitely getting a nice mouthful of thyme! Pretty strong for a three minute steep. I get a little tea taste on the aftertaste, but the thyme rules the sip for sure! It isn’t quite as well rounded as I remember the other tea. This one has more high notes in the sip and lacks the mid and base notes that my favorite teas have. Still, it’s pretty good if you are looking for a slightly savory thyme tea!
The package promised energy… Lots of it. I’m still waiting for the energy, but it hasn’t been that long since I drank it. It has a natural peach taste that has an artificial edge or tang to it. Weird. The match part didn’t seem that impressive, but it did t have much of a chance to shine out from under the overwhelming peach. It was way too sweet and has that gross stevia taste hidden in there. It didn’t mix very well in the hot water I used. Even after I stirred it a bunch of it settled down to the bottom and made for an intense and difficult last couple of sips. I like the packaging tho. It has an interesting dragon on the package which drew me it, but it’s not going to be anything I seek out again.
My stomach has been giving me grief for a week now and I have been on a road trip AND I just started a new semester at school AND I’m stressed about having everything together to do my first show in June…. it has all left me with little time for tea and an even smaller amount of time to write about tea. I’m using stolen time here.
This tea has really grown on me and I have even longed for it’s strange flavor combo at times. I have been double bagging the Republic teas lately and it works out well for a stronger flavor. A little soy creamer to round it out and this is making for a nice evening cup. I’m still not convinced that this is one I need to buy again (especially since I am curious about other flavors in the Cocoa line), but I’m going to enjoy it down to the last bag.