1368 Tasting Notes
Why do some rooibos teas make me feel like I’m having an allergic reaction, while others I’m just fine with? This is, unfortunately, one of the teas that makes me feel like the back of my throat is scratched out. I’m so confused. Into the swap box it goes.
Regardless, it’s a beautiful tea. Creamy, coconut, really does make me think of pie. Truvia added makes it that much better.
Why did I assume that Dark Chocolate Mint = black tea? This was a lovely surprise, the sencha.
Brews up to a very light greenish yellow color. The smell is lovely out of the bag, and changes a bit to something more chemical after brewing. Drinking it reminds me a bit of the smell of the chemicals used to check the pH of a swimming pool. Sweetened with a bit of Truvia, it loses some of the chemical flavor, however I’m getting little cacao, just a hint of mint.
Going to avoid rating this before playing around with it a bit more.
Er. Okay. So sometimes, from different windows, I can actually navigate Steepster. A second later, I can’t log in, much less log a tea.
From Day Two of the 12 Days of Christmas swap here on Steepster. Thank you TeaTiff! http://tinypic.com/r/f36deh/5
This tastes earthy again, and if I wasn’t 100% positive I was using a new cup, a fresh pot of hot water, and a teabag, I’d think this was the pu-erh that OMGsrsly gave me and that I steeped up the other day. Earthy, mildly sweet, thick, a touch of orange. I have a tiny bit left, and wonder how the tea will change when I actually steep this for the recommended time instead of the 14 minutes I left it for.
Backlogged from last night as I was unable to even load Steepster at one point, much less log a tea.
I found this eerily similar to the Yu Lu Chai (am I remembering that name correctly?) that I had right at NYE. So similar that I’d think it was the same tea if the actual bits and pieces looked different. I tasted little spearmint or mint of any kind unfortunately, however it was (and still is, cooled the next day) absolutely delicious.
EDIT: Gr. Seems I cannot log, comment, or even like tealogs again/now.
Huge thanks to Sil for sharing some of this with me!
I oversteeped this by a few minutes, so hopefully I’ll do a better job with my timings with the next (and last) cup of this.
This strongly reminds me of the pu-erh that OMGsrsly shared with me that I tried the other day. Soko? It smells earthy and similarly, although it tastes less aged and more… vanilla black. The base is super strong (likely due to overbrewing) and I really only got a bit of sweetness after adding some Truvia. A bit surprised at the flavor here, and the lack of bitterness as well.
I’m confused by this one. My first Amoda box, specifically to enjoy these three specially made teas by Butiki. This one was first I grabbed this morning (3pm morning for me!) and it smells divine.
Steeped, it’s a bit strange. The mouthfeel is like granular nutmeg. It tastes lovely – like a creamy, nutmeg-heavy eggnog, and the black base is very apparent. It’s obviously well made and carefully crafted, there’s just something in it that’s making my stomach rebel. Perhaps I need to eat something substantial.