1349 Tasting Notes
I’m sure I’ve had this at least a few times in the past five months, but regardless, same experience as before. Oversteeped, it’s more lime than ginger, and I want the ginger, dammit! Mind you, people who don’t like ginger seem to pick it out well with this one, so maybe I’m just picky.
Flavors: Ginger, Lime, Smooth
Wow. This is.. wow. I actually thought it was a black until I grabbed the bag to log it – it tastes surprisingly like a Yunnan. Really, really enjoyed it, and wish I had a bit more.
So… I can picture who I got this from, I’m just so horrible with handles…. please forgive me, lovely Canadian I had tea with in Edinburgh, and did this tea swap with! (I know your real name, just not going to say it here).
Packaged a bit up to send off yesterday, and wanted to try it (finally). Really, truly beautiful leaves, and smells absolutely divine. My crop seems to be more of a malty, rich, creamy batch than anything fruity – I discern zero fruit, but there are a lot of layers to this. Something to definitely savor and re-steep… which will have to wait, as I need to go send out some packages and then grab a plane.
Flavors: Creamy, Honey, Malt
Hm. A nice tea, but nothing terribly extra special about it. Not sure what the hubbub was about? Perhaps I steeped it incorrectly.
Having a cup before packing the itty bitty bit left up for Dinosara, and realizing I never drank this when it came – nor did I note who it came from! Argh. Likely OMGsrsly or Ysurella. Either way, thank you — I’m finding tons of great tea from the both of you now that I’m home!
This was literally beyond belief in-store, at Covent Garden in London. Just brewed it now – thankfully I wrote down it’s a white tea and brewed it at a lower temperature – and it’s just okay. I think it was heavily, HEAVILY sweetened in-store, and I just haven’t done it up as much. Or, that because there are so many bits and pieces to this tea, it’s something I need to brew larger quantities of to get everyowthing in there.
Does it taste like white chocolate? Kind of. It’s creamy and whatnot, a bit of white chocolate -ish, but.. nowhere near enough.
Flavors: Butter, White Chocolate
Hm. Loved this in Europe, not so much at home. Perhaps brewed at too low of a temperature? (I let the water sit a bit before using it). Took quite a bit of sweetener to get the peach to pop this time around, and even then, it was really drying. Hm.
Flavors: Drying, Peach
Grabbed this at a Kusmi store in Paris, and thought it was Kusmi until I tried putting it into Steepster. Uh.. okay, so similar branding, different company? Got it.
The smell in the tin was divine, so I thought, why not, I’ll grab a tin… you can only buy a tin of this. Sadly, I couldn’t bring the tin home. Brewed up it’s okay, but I want more flavor to it. It’s really, really subtle. Might be lovely as an iced tea, like Sil suggested? It’s just that blueberry isn’t as yummy as I want it.
Fun fact: blueberries are called bleuets in Québec, but myrtilles in Belgium, France and Swizerland. This led to a heated debate between me and a Starbucks employee in Grenoble, France, trying to figure out just what those blue things were a the muffin.
1.5 tsp in 12 oz. water, 185F for three minutes.
Flavors: Blueberry, Coconut, Drying, Soap