3096 Tasting Notes
oh god. i thought i’d give this one a try since i had a good experience with coconut this morning. um. i love you terri, but this is really not the tea for me. I may have taken a sip and held it in my mouth, making a face while trying to decide whether to spit or swallow. lol Funnily enough it’s not so much the coconut that did it to me..it’s the weirdly peachy, grassy green oolong taste and how it doesn’t meld well with the coconut. eesh.
thanks for letting me have a bit of this terri! lol one more tea off the list haha
so i’m not typically a fan of oolongs, though roasted oolongs are better than green and some aged oolongs are better still. Terri sent this one my way – another tea from TTC that she picked up, that i hadn’t tried. I have to say? this one isn’t bad. I much prefer this aged oolong over their aged black tea :) There’s a sweetness here that i enjoy and it’s missing that “oolongy” taste that i’m not a huge fan of. there’s still a bit of vegetal taste here but it’s more of a burned grass than green grass lol. I’ll be sharing the rest of this little bit with dexter! :)
Sipdown! Mostly because i’m sharing the last of this with Incendiare and Heather so they get a chance to try it. I may end up restocking this at some point but i’m not in a rush.
Trying to get my cupboard under control this weekend but it’s difficult when find teas that you forgot to add to your cupboard or somehow removed accidentally lol (156)
sipdown! I tried this one out again just to make sure that i hadn’t changed my mind on how i felt about this one. I haven’t. Thanks again for sharing this with my alice! I’ll pass the last little bit of this on to a friend who really likes oolongs :)
I made a cold brew of this to see how it would hold out. Final verdict? I prefer this hot, or hot brewed cooled. When it’s brewed cold, there’s a larger floral presence to the tea that i don’t love as much. It’s also not a juicy and delicious until you add a bit of sweetner. :)
justjames sent me a sample of this since i’m trying to try all the butiki teas! :) I am NOT a fan of coconut. You know what i am a fan of though? this tea! This is coconut and caramel and banana…but the banana is subtle…hiding in the sip until about halfway through and then it’s like BAM! haha I am really enjoying this one. I’ve got some more to play with so i’ll be enjoying that. I would likely purchase this is it was available as a standard tea, though given the coconut, i couldn’t drink it all the time. Thanks SO much for sharing this with me justjames Love the DR Who reference as well! :)
Terri sent these my way and i was super excited to try them out! I have to say, if nothing else these are fantastic looking when they’re brewed :) I’ve had a couple of steeps of these – they’re malty and rich and delicious! I’ve got one cone left that i’m going to use tomorrow for a mini gaiwan session.
Trying to use the steepster app as much as possible but it’s slightly challenging :) I haven’t yet figured out how to add or remove teas from my cupboard or edit teas but I do like the interface so far.
This tea was from dexter! And it’s quiet delicious. There are some chocolates notes in the background that are quiet nice, though it’s not like, say laoshan black.
Justjames sent me this as well as his custom butiki blend as a thank you for the matcha i sent his way. This has been on my list to pick up from stacy for an eternity, but since i’ve been trying to sipdown my cupboard, i hadn’t picked it up yet. I brewed this up tonight because i was exausted and wanted something to just sit and enjoy. I’ve had two cups of this now – with a cup left over to try this again over the weekend because i kept it to normal people cups haha.
I’m not sure how i feel about this one. I don’t love darjeelings, so that might be something to do with it. It’s for sure, creamy and delicious but mostly it comes across as a vanilla tea to me. Not so much with the pumpkin. I’ll be drinking this again this weekend to see if i can figure it out. A tasty tea..but not quite “pumpkin” for me….though as i sit here i wonder if that’s because i always equate ’pumpkin" with pumpkin spice…. hmmmm
thanks justjames! this was a great end to my long day :)
SIpdown on this one from the lovely dexter! I find this one to be really tasty. I do need to compare it sometime with a few others so i can narrow down my favourite keemun but this one is up there! light smoke, slightly malty. yep! delicious!