902 Tasting Notes
The move is over, and Katie is in full nesting mode. I’m lounging on the couch with a cup of tea watching her do her thing. I got the furniture in and didn’t hit anything with the Uhaul. My part in this adventure is done.
What I do for my friends. I’ve been up since 5, helping my hetero-life partner move into her new, posh, downtown apartment and out of the pigsty, run-down apartment she’s been in. We’ve taken a break, and I’m having a quick cuppa.
To top all this off, her parents are bringing help in the form of a man they want to hook Katie up with. At least he’s meeting the best friend, and scariest one of all, up-front and will know what he’s getting himself into!
And another one out of the cupboard! I do really enjoy this one, and it generally calms me down. Which is something I really, really need for the next, oh, 40 minutes or so.
At our conference last week, one of the vendors was giving away samples of this at her booth. She gave me a handful to try.
Oh. My. God. It’s sweet. Jaw-locking sweet. Painfully sweet. The taste itself is actually not too bad once you get past the sweet (okay, the aftertaste isn’t too bad), but it’s way, way too sweet for me.
I’ve got two more samples of this…who wants them?
My last cup of this sample from LiberTEAS. This cup seems a bit spicier than the others…I’m betting a bit of the spices settled in the bag to give my last cup some pow. Still very good; love the vanilla in this.
Having this one again after seeing TeaEqualsBliss’s review and high rating. I’m not really getting the amount of pineapple that she got…but, again with this pot, the first thing I taste is the Genmaicha (at least, I think it’s that, it’s a toasted rice taste). That kind of crowds everything else out for me. I’ve had Genmaicha before, but really don’t remember it being this bold. Will try again with a shorter steep later.
A smooth fruit tea with a hint of vanilla. Zero tartness, even when brewed at 10 minutes. The hibiscus here is very mild, and is more of a background note than anything.