1690 Tasting Notes
This smells like red hots, or hot tamales, mixed with the insides of a bounty bar when dry.
So unappealing to me right now. But I opened the sample pack, so I’m trying the tea. Steeping only a couple minutes to hopefully tone down the cinnamon-coconut-candy.
Steeped, the other flavours came out in the smell. So I decided to add eggnog. Or, well, Noel Nog. Since the store was actually out of everything except the soy one!
Hey, that’s actually not bad. The spices and the eggnog flavours meld nicely.
So it’s not a tea I’d likely pick up, but it’d be a good one to get as an eggnog latte! And I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy the rest of the cup. :)
Flavors: Candy, Cinnamon, Coconut
My old not-a-timolino’s lid died on the weekend, so I had to get out my replacement timolino lid with the basket (instead of a mesh screen, woe is me) for my mug.
Because the steeping basket is in it, I decided to do Grandpa style steeping of an oolong today. Which totally failed, because I still haven’t finished the tea enough to add more water to it. Mostly because I got sucked into budget stuff at work (ugh! Excel is the WORST. Anyone use accounting software for grant tracking and budgeting?) and ended up working straight through. Oops.
The other problem I’m having with the stupid basket is the tea ISN’T COMING OUT. Why do people love these things so much? The steeping basket has got to go.
Oh right, the tea. Although it’s been in a tin it’s mostly just oolong now. :) But I do like it, so that’s totally fine. I don’t have much left, but the nice thing is I can take 4-5 leaves and just… let them sit in water all day. No problems. I mean, yes it’s strong, but it’s not bitter or astringent. It’s just REALLY oolongy.
Ooh, this is tasty! It’s really creamy, and fruity. I didn’t pick out strawberry exactly, but it’s cool that that’s the berry flavour.
Thanks so much for sharing, Roswell Strange! Sorry I haven’t tried all your lovely samples yet. :/
Flavors: Berry, Creamy
So I’m finally trying this. I guess I can see why Sil didn’t like it. Very jasmine. So floral. Wow.
Also kinda resiny (almost minty). And grassy.
This is really neat. I think I like it a lot. Not something I’d need all the time, but the flavours are super unique and it’s a nice change from the black teas I tend to prefer.
Thanks so much, Sil!
Ohhhhhhhhhh my goodness. This smells AWESOME. Thank you, Dinosara!!
I had to add 1 wee chunk of rock sugar to this, based on the amazing smell. Seriously, it’s butter and salt and caramel. How do they do this? And the leaves are AMAZING, and will survive one or two resteeps as well.
And now that I’ve been distracted by laundry (and sewing plans eee!!!), and I’m back to drink this, this tea is amazing. I mean, I’d totally prefer a black tea base so I could buy it and drink it ALL THE TIME without getting oolong drunk, but wow. Delicious.
It’s a super buttery oolong that is definitely an oolong. The butter-salt-caramel flavour is spot on. If you like these flavours, definitely try to give this one a try because it’s amazing.
Thank you so much!
(1.5 tsp per 12 oz)