834 Tasting Notes
Its raining! Wahoo!
I live in the only part of the country that has not been experiencing lower than normal temps. Infact we have been unseasonably warm weather. Wahoo you may be saying. Not so. We are in a serious drought. Bad news all around.
But its cooling down, and its raining, which is beyond good. Plus I like this weather much better.
And this is the perfect tea for a cold and rainy evening. No lie.
Determined, determined to get this gone. And now I have!
To recap. I got coconut from this, never the creamy and crisp flavor of a creme brulee.
I’ve tried everything. Lots of leaf, a normal amount, oversteeping, understeeping, glaring at it while it brewed, shouting encouragment to my tea pot as it steeped- nada. Nope. Such a disapointment. I love creme brulee, and really wanted this to work out.
Chocolate! I want chocolate! I have come home with a hankering and a craving.
I’ve largely given up on Chocolate teas, but I have this, from my sisters 12 days of christmas present to me.
Ehhhh. Its a bit watery, even though I went to the upper end of the steep perameters (I did it for 5 minutes), and while there is a faint coco flavor, I cant say I’m getting any of the hazelnut.
As it cools I get the teensiest bit of hazelnut, but unfortunatly it seems bitter.
Well, it was nice to try, but I cant really get behind this.
Done it! Goodbye, French Vanilla.
With a name like French Vanilla, it should be smooth, warm, and with a ribbon of silky vanilla running through every sip.
Instead, this is a somewhat uninspired black base, with the vaugust suggestion of vanilla as an aftertaste. Hmph.
The base, at least, is not at all bitter, and you get slightly more vanilla as it cools, but all in all I am glad to be done with this.
Goodness, this tea is a Mary Poppins tin. I cannot seem to get through it.
I think I have only one more small pot left, and I will buckle down and get it. Never again, though.
Its not that its undrinkable, or bitter, or even really unpleasant. Its jus disapointing, and does not live up to its name.
I think I like the new Steepster bells and whistles. Well, thats a good thing, as its not like I can get it back the other way.
I am contentedly in my robe, listening to music and plotting the next work of fiction (Camp Nanowrimo is coming up fast in April. I should be ready!), and this is my tea of choice for the evening.
Of course, its often the tea of choice, as its perfectly lovely, but it goes double for today.
Why, goodness me, Steepster. What has come over you?
I left for the weekend, out to have adventures and watch Cirque du Soleil (magical. I love Cirque), and I come back, eager to drink a proper cup of tea, and log it.
Its like seeing a friend after a long time, and the friend has changed their look, got a haircut and new clothes. You recognise them, but you still quietly check the URL to make sure that you have not gone somewhere else….
Well, I like it so far, and am eager to run around and see it.
This tea. I am almost done with this tea. Thank goodness. I am well and proper ready to be done with this.
Oooh, I get to use the not recommended button!
The quest to get these S&V teas gone continues.
I’ve given up on this ever tasting like Creme Brulee. This does not have the crisp sugary quality, or the smooth custard taste of a proper creme brulee.
Instead, I still get the mysterious coconut, and today is just a bit bitter. Meh.
Well, thats what I’ve got. I’ll get it drunk, and free up my tin for new and better brews.