186 Tasting Notes
So turns out I at least got like…three pretty good teas from the TTB. Wasn’t a total loss! I’m glad I got to participate in one. This one is less woody than the last Golden Tips Tea that I tried, but it’s still there, and still noticeable.
Tasting more malty-ness with this one though. Ahh, malty teas…one of my favorite parts of black teas! Need more malty teas!
Flavors: Malt, Wood
Another one from the TTB….
Have really wanted to try something from Golden Tips Teas, so glad that someone threw this one in. So thanks to whoever put this in! :D
And guess what you guys!!
THIS ONE DOESN’T TASTE ONLY LIKE WOOD.
Probably is the best tea I’ve had all night. xD
It tastes a bit like wood, but there’s definitely some malt in it. Tastes almost creamy actually.
This is the win of the night!
Flavors: Cream, Malt, Wood
Got another one from the TTB. The description on this was, “Sweet and smooth with notes of caramel and sour cherry”, so I figured I’d try it. This one had only a tsp left, so I figured it was safe to take.
It says “sour cherry”….but honestly…it tastes like sour wood. xD It’s like wood…with a bite to it. xD
This is just….weird. xD Apparently I did not pick out good teas from the TTB. XD
Flavors: Sour, Wood
Got this one from the TTB I was in a few weeks ago. Been distracted with other teas so much lately that I almost forgot I had it! So finally trying it.
But ooo….this one….Almost too strong. 0_0
I steeped it for not even 4 minutes and holy shanghai…
It’s strong. Not bitter. But so strong that it’s almost inky… It tastes like ink, in the aftertaste a lot too. Oy.
I feel that I would have liked it otherwise…but it seriously tastes like ink.
Maybe a bad batch…not sure. But just…no…..Oy….
This is the only non-sample sized tea I got in my Yezi Tea order. Thought I’d like this one best. But gotta admit, kinda disappointed by this one.
It’s pretty earthy above all. Once you get past that you begin tasting sweet potatoes. But mostly just earthiness. It will probably grow on me since I have an ounce of it, but…it’s just alright for me right now.
Flavors: Earth, Sweet Potatoes
Hm…this one is interesting. Not sure how I feel about it. Not a favorite, but it’s interesting.
Cocoa, chocolate, and earth are the main things I’m tasting.
I just have no idea how to feel about this one. xD Feeling a little stumped from it…but it’s interesting. Glad I got to try it. Maybe I’ll figure out what I think when I re-steep it.
Thanks for the sample, Sarsonator! :D
Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Earth
Got this tea as a sample in the Verdant order I placed a while ago.
Was hit by a wave of chocolate when I opened the bag. That must be a good sign, right? :P
Well definitely is! Cocoa and chocolate all the way with this tea! Another enjoyable cup tonight. Mann I’ve been on a black tea kick all day it feels like. Good tea day! :D
Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa
This is the last of the samples that kimquat sent me. Oh my goodness.
This was is the best. I’ve tried quite a few good teas from that swap…But this one. Wow. This one is amazing.
Cocoa. Honey. Graham Crackers. Raisins. Chocolate.
This tea is just incredible.
Might actually by my favorite from Verdant so far.
I think I over steeped it by a minute or two, but it’s not bitter at all!
Wow. You just have to try this tea. So good!
I am definitely gonna buy it if It ever becomes available again!
Thank you so much, kimquat, for broadening my tea horizons! :D That was a fun swap. ^^
Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Graham Cracker, Honey, Raisins, Sweet