683 Tasting Notes
Was really looking forward to this one, all these “honey oolongs” keep making me assume that there are honey notes in them! Which is not true for me, sadly. :(
This one tasted mainly buttery to me, but not like a salty buttery. More like a creamy buttery. Which I don’t usually find in teas. It’s usually like a salty buttery flavor. xD That probably makes 0 sense. I blame it on my druggy brain-on pain killers 24/7,so things can get pretty off sometimes.
This had some hints of floral, but not enough to outweigh the butteriness. I can’t do the buttery flavors in oolongs, they just make me feel sick. :( Which I get enough of when I eat normal food anyway! So yeah, not my favorite. :(
Thanks for the sample though, Cookies!
Flavors: Butter, Creamy, Floral
Cookies gave me an oolong…Not really sure what it said on the bag because it’s like in cursive…and though I did learn cursive as a child, I hated it, sooo I really avoided at all costs to write in it. I could read pretty much everything else, but this one tea. Either it’s not in this system or I can’t read it. xD I have no idea.
So I apologize Cookies!
This one wasn’t my favorite anyway. Was mainly roasty and nutty. Kinda like 50/50. Neither one really dominated which was rather nice, I admit. But still not my favorite. Always glad to try another oolong though. So thank you, Cookies! :D
Flavors: Nutty, Roasted
Tiny order from Verdant came in the other day, can’t resist their cheap samples, PLUS free shipping. Mainly the free shipping bit to be honest :P
Anyway, was expecting to reallyy like this tea, but wow, it was super smokey.
Smokey is the only flavor I could pick out :(
Oy! Definitely not for me!
Just tried this sample that that Taiwan tea company sent out to people a few months ago-I can’t find them on here, so I figured I’d just use this. I got their Honey Black tea, and was really excited about it because it sounded like it would be honey-ish. But it just was super roasted….and I don’t like that there were no brewing instructions…that didn’t help either :/ Glad it was just a free sample!
Thanks to Albertocanfly I get to try this tea I’ve been dying to try! Apparently it’s like in every store around the holiday season but the ones which I go into xD
no idea why…
It’s kinda weird-haha!
Wasn’t expecting too much because I’ve had an awful experience with Bigelow, their tea just tastes bad to me.
But this one surprised me!
The dry leaf smell did remind me of egg nog.
Couldn’t focus much on the steeping aroma because I got my order from DavidsTea and only 1/4th of it was right…so I was in a state of unbelief because the packing slip was right but they sent me a tea I didn’t even add to my cart ever. Ughh sometimes that company….
I think I’m the only one who has bad experiences with them ever, that’s what It feels like at least.
So I didn’t focus on the flavors too much because I was busy writing them an annoyed email.
This tea does remind me of egg nog, but I think that DTT Winter Nog reminds me of it more just because the cinnamon isn’t as over-powering. This one is good but not something I would buy. Super happy I got to try it though! And thank you, Albertocanfly for sending me more than one of those tea bags because hopefully next time I won’t have to be so distracted by having to email a company for screwing up the simplest of orders. xD But really, thank you, Albertocanfly! :D
Flavors: Cinnamon, Nutmeg
This was a sample from The Cookie Lady! And considering I’m planning on seeing her again this Thursday I figured I’d finally try it. xD
Not a huge plum fan, but sometimes it’s good in teas.
But I think the main thing is that barley is NOT for me. xD Totally tastes like coffee.
The dry leaf smell was just plum, but then when I drank it the plum was barley there, and it was just coffee. If I wanna drink coffee, I’ll make some or go get some, but feels so wrong to have that flavor in my tea! XD Oy. Thanks for letting me try though, The Cookie Lady!
Flavors: Coffee, Plums
So over-steeped this one twice today on accident. xD
First one was a major over-steep, but the second time was just by like a minute.
It definitely tasted more walnut-y than anything. Was still sweet and I could still taste the maple, but wasn’t as good as usual. Still better than Movie Night though xD Even over-steeped-haha! XD
Today has been such a miserable day physically and I barely slept last night so slept a lot in the late morning. But I really need to do stuff, and I hate days where I don’t do things, so trying desperately to wake up. Even with all the drugs I’m jacked up on xD
Sooo there will be many tasting notes today because I’m using this day as the day to catch up on samples and stay awake and somewhat productive even though my pain levels are soooo off the wall :(
Also, on a side note, I’ve decided to name my sloth London, because that’s where Ben, my boyfriend and I first met-on Christmas day to be exact. :)
Flavors: Maple Syrup, Nutty, Sweet, Walnut
Definitely taste the woody rooibos in this tea, the peach flavor really isn’t strong enough. :( Which I find rather disappointing personally. I am always on the hunt for an amazing peach tea. Though I can’t be too disappointed since this one has gotten a lot of other poor reviews from people here. But I’ve always wanted to try it. Glad I got it in their newsletter.
I think this might be the one that I got three newsletters of xD I gave one of the packages to my lil bro for his birthday and he liked it, so maybe I’ll give him that last package of it since it’s too weak for me.
Flavors: Peach, Wood
This is tea is consistently incredible! If you need a good black vanilla tea on the to-take this one! The flavor lasted over 6 hours and the tumbler made it stay hot for super long. It was so freakin’ delicious! Think I might have over-steeped it by a minute or two but you can hardly tell! It’s just delicious!
Flavors: Caramel, Creamy, Pastries, Vanilla
This tea never gets old. Just so freakin’ good! Ughh can’t get over how amazing it is! This was the perfect tea for my miserable morning. I say miserable morning but holy shanghai, so many good things happened today!
Hopefully those images work. xD A couple more highlights have happened today but I’ll have to post on instagram about it tomorrow…er…later today since it’s 1am here. :O