2196 Tasting Notes
So I decided to finish up a sample, and then found a HUGE FULL BAG of it in the cupboard. Which I think is my own fault, actually… The sample was from Kittenna, but the huge bag is from Bonny. Thanks so much, both of you!
This is… not a white tea. Why was it in my white tea box? It’s a carby sweet potato-y, fairly thick, yunnan black. Like so many of the fuzzy black teas Dexter has shared with me. There isn’t really a peppery note to this one, though. It’s just carby and sweet-ish and smooth.
Pretty nice! I don’t know that I’d go out of my way to get this one (and I’m also happy to share what I have!), but it’s tasty!
(There’s one from Han Xiang Ecological that is amazing when I steep it grandpa style. That is my favourite golden fuzzy tea I think, because it stands up to whatever I throw at it. I think it’s this one. My notes are so bad. http://steepster.com/teas/han-xiang-ecological-tea/49946-yunnan-dian-hong-gold-bud )
Almost done with this! Of the three teas I got in store that day (the others being limeade twist and peach tranquility), this one was my least favourite. But it’s still not bad.
And at least Teavana is always on the up and up about their ingredients. I’ve never caught mistakes or missing ingredients like what davidstea does.
I have a bad bad feeling that I am coming down with The Sick. :( :( :(
So I’m going to drink all the healthy herbal teas I have this evening, in the hopes of giving my body micronutrients it needs, and also hydrating like whoa. I don’t have sick days right now, so if I have to take time off it means my paycheques get a little sad.
I do like this tea. Sweet hay and almost a berry flavour. Yes, it’s medicinal. Yes, it’s a truly herbal tea. Yes, I always add a little honey to it. But I like it. And there’s a local shop that carries it, so I’m totally going to get more.
She was lovely and measured out 7g for me, which made it super easy. 7g tea, 145-ish ml water.
This is actually better than I was expecting! Yes, a little bitter, very fresh and green tasting, but it’s a sweet green rather than a spinach/kale green. More like green grape skins, actually. I’m brewing it with the lid off, since it’s such a green tea. I don’t want to overheat it.
I do prefer the ridiculous honey notes of the moonlight cake that I have. So while I can enjoy this sample, it’s not something I’d ever consider buying – and not just because of the terrible marketing tactics. (And shezza, I’m actually drinking most of every cup tonight. :D )