1706 Tasting Notes
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)
Hmm. This made a pretty thin tea latte, now that I’m out of eggnog (again).
But still, it’s nice with the chocolate biscotti. Unfortunately the cookies aren’t quite what I was looking for. They’re pretty good, but the flavour isn’t quite right. I’m going to make some almond date biscotti later this weekend I think.
As an ahem eggnog latte. Tea-nog lattea? IDK. Whatever. It doesn’t have coffee and I’ve mixed the tea with warm eggnog.
So. Freaking. Good.
I need to go get some soy nog or almond nog tomorrow, see how they do with this treatment.
(3 tsp tea in 10 oz water, 6 oz nog.)
WOO I have more of this OMG! Thanks so much, Dinosara! I might end up keeping a good chunk of it for myself, because although I prefer rooibos to honeybush… this is just SO good.
And weirdly, the German packaging calls it “Emily”. Weird.
Anyways, it’s delicious. Caramel and strawberry, with some vanilla as well I think. Too bad honeybush goes sour on me, but it’s still tasty. It would be SO good as a latte. I’m just having it with milk.