1164 Tasting Notes
Thanks to Cavocorax and, I think, Sil for this sample.
This tea is definitely a puerh. As soon as the hot water hits the leaves, there’s this delightful bready scent.
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I really like this one. It’s not bread as the texture is liquid, but the flavour is delicious. The rest of the sample is going to Heather, but I kinda wish I could keep it. Anyone with a Tea Mule planning on doing a sTEAp order? :)
(Edit: I’m drinking steep 2 today in my travel mug, and it’s delightful.)
My browser crashed, and I lost my note. :(
Suffice to say, I wish I was rich and could get 4oz of this tea. It’s SO good. Honey, delicious, amazing goodness.
If it’s still around when I make my next order, I’m getting another sample pack. Because OMG. This is srsly tasty. ;)
This one is a hmm, rather than a meh. I steeped my once-used bag overnight to see how it would be. I just added 16 oz cool water and stuck it in the fridge. It’s a little soapy to me right now, which is interesting because the flavour really worked for me hot. I’ll have to revisit this one too.
Oh, and one of my coworkers is on the bus. I should go say hi.
Another tea I have a bunch of thanks to Cavocorax, and another tea I’m GLAD I have a bunch of!
I’m sipping this hot this evening, and put the used bag into the fridge to cold brew overnight. I think I like the H&S tea bags in 16 oz water, but I do a bit more or less depending on which mug I grab.
The leaves didn’t fully unfurl during the hot steep. The scent is sweet berry – my BFF said it was raspberry, but I’d call it raspberry/thimbleberry/currant/pomegranate-ish. You know. Red berry.
It’s a little green tasting, but that’s possibly because I used the wrong temp water. I estimated it to be 180F, but without the thermometer, who knows. The berry flavour is a little sweet, and a lot delicious. It’s almost like the Nana’s Fruit Garden tea I like so much.
And I’ve run out of brain. So I’ll go back to watching the cupcakes cool (I made 2 dozen for work, and have almost a dozen, umm, ‘left over’, for me. Muahahaha.) and thinking about making some fresh cherry frosting. IDK.
This ginger peach tea is pretty good, but I think I prefer the one from Steam Tea House, “Spiked Ginger Peach”. Something about the flavours just pop a little more.
The ginger in this one isn’t prominent as a biting flavour, more a warming one. I do like the bite of ginger, so I’m missing that here. The peach flavour is pretty good, and the base is good as well. Just something about it isn’t making my tastebuds joyful.
Yep, I’m drinking this iced. Again.
I ended up going for a walk with a friend, and I got so thirsty I bought something, drank it all, then came home and made a litre of this.
I’m most of the way through and still thirsty. Tomorrow will be an interesting day at work, that’s for sure! I have a feeling I’ll be heading out of the lab for a gulp of iced tea (ooh, which ones should I make!) about every 5 minutes.