719 Tasting Notes
So this one is woody, with a hint of bread to it. Might be really woody because I over-steeped it a bit, but It wasn’t a long over-steep so I think that that note kinda already existed there. :/
So yeah, not really a fan. Think I’ll just list this one as a freebie on my sale list. xD It’s not that it’s a bad tea, I guess I’m just not in the mood to play around with it tons to make sure that it can’t be a really good tea that I fall in love with. :S
Flavors: Baked Bread, Wood
So I over-steeped this a wee bit today.
I’ve had this sample for a while now and I’m finally getting around to trying it. Figure I needed black tea in my system. Only got like two hours of sleep over all today and I’m feeling really stressed with having to move like everything in my room over to my gparents’ room so my dad’s worker can update my bathroom. Which I’m not super happy about for a few different reasons. :/
And valid ones at that!
The guy just came over and basically said this is gonna take a lot longer than a couple days, so not thrilled over that either. Oy. This isn’t my day.
On the bright side, other than this having that weird inky taste from over-steeping, it’s pretty malty. Which I love! Has a touch of bready notes which I also like. Definitely going to be trying this one again. I have a feeling that when I steep it right it will be an amazing black tea! :D
Flavors: Baked Bread, Malt
Soo I don’t know exactly what I expected this tea to be…but I had really wanted to try it when i put in my order.
This tea was kinda flowery and grassy-it reminds me more of a green tea rather than an oolong to be honest. It’s definitely not a heavy or overwhelming tea. It’s very very light. And the dry leaf aroma is hardly even there.
Probably one of the lightest oolongs I’ve ever had. Well, least I got to try it. xD
But I won’t drink it again. It’s an interesting tea, but not for me.
Going on the “to sell” list. xD
Flavors: Flowers, Grass
Soo got this tea as a sample from my last Enjoying Tea order. Had really hoped it would be full of floral notes, but as I drink it now my excitement is being continually dashed with every sip.
Floral my foot!
I was hoping that this would be like Zen Tea Life’s Fragrant Golden Branch Oolong that I absolutely adore.
It’s definitely not.
I mean I can maybe, if I try hard enough taste a bit of orchid/orchard that reminds me of FGB. But it’s barely there. And the floral is barely there too. It’s just barely there, enough to make it drinkable.
But the rest just tastes roasted.
If you like roasted oolongs that aren’t too overwhelming, you’d like this one. But I’m just not a fan. :( Meh.
Least it was free. Guess this will go on the “to sell” list. xD
Flavors: Floral, Orchid, Roasted
This tea neverrrr gets olddd! Nor does it ever get bitter. :P
Took it with me yesterday during the family outting…which really wasn’t so much fun overall. I am not close to my dad, pretty much at all anymore. And since my sister returned home our relationship has gotten even worse…Which I guess isn’t surprising since she was the one that made it bad in the first place.
But still….being around my dad and sister in any circumstance is not fun at all, I tend to avoid it because it just makes everything in my own life worse. So yeah, Father’s Day was depressing…like everyone was just saying how much they loved their dads and all, which is great, don’t get me wrong. I’ve just not had a fantastic one.
Especially since recently finding out that he doesn’t think my severe health issues effect how I act and feel at all…that really just…I don’t know how to say it. He has knee and back problems so he assumes we are the same, even though we are entirely different. He assumes that since his issues don’t effect anything in his life, I shouldn’t let them effect things in mine, even though I can’t stop them from doing that at this point. I guess him being really arrogant about that on top of everything else just made me lose so so much more respect for him. And yeah…yesterday was just hard. really really hard. Really didn’t wanna be out. Was just a depressing day for me.
This tea was really a highlight though. It pulled me through the lunch we had at this Asian place that didn’t have any dipping sauce at all, so I didn’t eat anything. I usually would just eat rice, but I physically can’t eat rice thanks to that super tight wrap around my throat. :(
Anyway about the tea.
I love how I can just throw some leaves at the bottom of a tumbler and then just fill it with hot water and can let it steep g-pa style, and have it not get bitter at all. I wish it weren’t so expensive because this is the perfect tea for on the go! Seriously just never gets old. Still love it!
An oolong is always my go to, comfort tea for sucky times. They help tide me over! Definitely my favorite type of tea, hands down!
The other half of why I’ve not been around is because I have just been drinking the same old teas, well not really “old”. But I’ve been trying to sip down the ones I got last year-This one I went off and on with really liking. There was a few months there that it just tasted too woody, so I didn’t drink it much. But over the last month, having tried it again,it’s been a hit in my book! I’ve just been loving it-drinking it literally every day, sometimes a couple times within the day. Finished what was in my tin, then opened up my last bag of this delicious tea and put it in the tea.
I really do hope that they re-open. :( This tea is just so delicious.
I really was wondering if I was gonna have to sell it a few months ago since it tasted woody. But glad that I’ve caught up to that tea now since I’ve finished every little bit of tea that I had opened last year. So Hopefully I’ll have more time to finish off this bag.
Definitely have been a lot more depressed lately, with a lot more family issues going on, and just health issues getting worse, and having to deal with frustrating doctors that are either giving up on me or just refusing to help me because of my age. It’s all just frustrating and depressing, to be honest. I definitely don’t drink as much tea as I used to. And in the past tea drinking has proven to keep my spirits up more and just help me with the whole having a better perspective on things. I really need to get back into it more! I have so much to try, and I do want to try it, it’s just the actually doing it is what’s hard. Because I have to move around a lot, well “a lot” when you’re in a crap load of pain :/ So yeah…Anyway…
I’m trying to get back into drinking tea more-I really need it for my emotional/mental sanity!
Flavors: Maple, Maple Syrup, Sugar, Sweet
The last night the boyfriend was here, we made boba which was quite exciting. :D Didn’t cold steep any teas before or soon enough to be really cold. And the boys( well my brother and his friend) were so indecisive about everything that day, they couldn’t think of a tea to have with it. So I basically just said, “You’re having this tea and if you don’t like it you can go find your own tea because I’m tired of going around in circles”. Yeah…my bro and his friend were causing a crap load of drama earlier that day for me, so that was annoying. But Anyway, this tea, even though it wasn’t as cold as it should have been, was quite good even lukewarm with boba!
So that’s good to know! Especially since I ordered some more of that good 5-minute boba since that’s really all I can make these days because my stupid health issues and my lame brother not wanting to do anything with me anymore…
But Yeah, if you are looking for a good tea to drink with boba definitely consider this one! :D
Okay…Read this description:
“As much a tribute to the classic rose as well as the award winning movie, American Beauty is a beguiling and intoxicating organic melange of premium white tea, roses, peppermint, and jasmine. The organic white tea makes an ideal base allowing the mint and the rose to take center stage complimenting each others heady notes that are heightened by the light sweet fragrance of jasmine. A new American Classic.”
That tea sounds pretty great, right? Well least for me. I like roses, peppermint, and jasmine. The guy let me smell the tea a couple different times because at first I didn’t know what to think but holy shanghai! I ended up so intrigued by the mix of those flavors. And it did smell quite light and delicious. Something I’d like.
But later when I opened the bag at home I was hit by a wave of flowers. Strong flowers. Overpowering flowers. Not the nice kind.
But I ignored the dry leaf smell and brewed up a cup of this one.
Much to my surprise I didn’t taste any peppermint or roses, or even really flowers.
All I tasted was lavender, which is pretty much my nemesis when it comes to floral flavors. It had a very very faint hint of jasmine, but not enough to make up for that lavender. Ohhh I drank half a cup. Can’t believe I got that far. But I really wanted to see if I could taste any more flavors at all. I couldn’t though. :( Not at all. It was just awful.
I was gonna put the other samples I don’t like on my sale list for like 25 cents each, but I just threw this one away. I can’t handle it being in my room, it was just overpowering. Wow.
I do not recommend this one unless you are a huge lavender fan! This one was even more disappointing than the lemon one actually :( I don’t think I’ll be getting more of their teas any time soon..other than Oh Canada. :S
Flavors: Flowers, Jasmine, Lavender
So picked up a sample size of this tea-which was half an ounce. This was the first sample of the 4 samples I got from this store. The guy acted like it was a really nice creamy lemon, and even when whoever runs their IG account told me that it was a really nice creamy lemon tea like DTT’s Lemon Chiffon. So I gave in and got some with high hopes.
But man did they dash them.
This just tasted like a sour lemon. Hot water and a sour lemon. Couldn’t taste anything else-it was just awful. Oy. Not a fan of this one at all! Kinda feel betrayed :/
And it got such high ratings here.. :(
Bummer…I might need a replacement for Lemon Chiffon one day. :(
Flavors: Lemon, Lemongrass, Sour
This has totally become the replacement on my shelf for DavidsTea’s Movie Night. Like I’m totally putting Movie Night on the sale list when I finally put it up, which should be sometime this week. Finally put this tea in a nice green double lid tin from Teavana that Is really pretty. Unless they change how they make this tea, this one is here to stay! Or unless my taste buds radically change. But I pretty much love everything about it. Even the slightly roasty, grassy green tea base flavor. It’s just that good.
After we picked up my boyfriend from the airport like two weeks ago I think it was? Yeah something like that… After that we went to The American Tea Room. Picked up 2oz of this one and a few samples. By far this is still my favorite so far from the other samples I tried. Oy. I don’t get how I adore this one tea but then all the others are all bad tasting to me. Like I really don’t get it. :S Oh well.
I will not question!
This one is always a winner! :D