344 Tasting Notes
this was very cool! like a coconut spice cake…. i erred too much on the side of caution and understeeped. sigh. i tried to resteep…. i think i really like this, but i can’t tell because of operator error- argh!
based half way on what i tasted and half way with what i think would of happened i will number-ify-y-y.
really! not bad for a bagged tea! most of them i taste paper, not in this case! =0)
=0( don’t do a three minute steep.
Thank you VariaTEA for sending this my way!
i got no chocolate? but i got a lovely creamy, vanilla-esque cinnamon bomb though! very nice. might have to look into this shop- next semester!
on a completely separate note, had to drop a line to my prof asking for more pages for an assignment….. i will cut and paste his reply:
‘… you should strike some balance between your school work and life.’ buwahahahahaha! yeah! if you promise me A+’s no matter what.
did he just obliquely accuse me of having no life? or would you call that direct? hmmm.
this is lovely. i’ve hardly had a moment to stop and i don’t imagine that will change much…. a light green nutty cup of ‘stop and take a breath’…. not a traditional green. definitely not a chinese green…. i taste marine air and have a sense of salt though not the taste. a savoury element, but when i try to pin it down it skitters away.
i foresee a long and happy friendship. =0)
crazy school day… dipped into my strictly monitored stash of black lotus from ifjuly…. such a lovely, lovely thing. with every sip i will see stacy catching glimmering black gold lotus with a spider web net in the middle of the night…. =0). it’s my story and it makes me smile.
by my calculation i have 4 cups left if i resteep cautiously!!!
dammit- this scale needs to go higher than 100!
assuaging my lack of weekend with this lovely tea…. in my other class, studying psychoanalysis, they asked us if ‘i have at least one relaxed, easy evening a week to do what i want and go to bed early’. must admit i snorted…. and then i may have guffawed. but this tea slows time down for me. makes it feel like my answer could be ‘yes’ for the duration of my cup….
HA! i can taste the caramel! AND i have a theory….
i’ve noticed that all of my new simpson & vail teas are very strongly scented. i don’t think i’m actually tasting it on my tongue…. i suspect the smell i so strong that i’m smelling it as i sip but probably not actually tasting it. STILL it’s a nice illusion =0).
not my favourite tea… not bad though. good thing because i have lots! very smooth. honestly, i was mostly caught up in tasting caramel and didn’t take as many notes as usual, lol.
this is a very cool tea! strawberry jam in the tea, and cupcake in the smell… they achieve strawberry cupcake by clever layering… i really have no idea how they do that!
cake without being sticky or heavy, strawberry including an essence of seeds!
very nice…. i’ll buy again.