3109 Tasting Notes
i had 2 cups of tea today. I won’t get in to my day, but it suffices to say that I’m currently hiding from my blackberry having 5 mins away to drink some rye and coke before the next headache starts. As a result…i didn’t get to fully appreciate this while i was drinknig it today but it DID get my through the day. I did NOT add maple syrup to this one as i usually do with keemuns and it was a really wonderful cup of tea. thank goodness i’ve got more to enjoy later!
well i made it to 160 tonight after adding the teas that dexter sent me to my cupboard and getting a work from home day with which to drink a bit more tea than usual. I’m having a cup of this though while i add in all the teas that terri sent me in addition to the BBB Box (travelling black tea box that i share with terri and tastybrew). I’ll miss this one when it’s gone. I’ve also come to the conclusion that i have somehow managed to find myself with a cupboard of 150+ teas, of which probably 98% of which are black teas (flavoured or unflavoured)…meaning when i want the occasional tea without caffeine, my options are seriously limited lol
Oh well…i can remedy that later!
Edit: Dear Terri…180. (dexter – a few means 16+ to terri!)
sipdown…i couldn’t finish this cup. Sorry verdant but this one just isn’t for me. too similar to 52 teas witching hour i think it was for this to be tasty.
I had this over the afternoon but sadly i lost my tasting notes on it. Luckily my tea sister is awesome and i have another session of this one. it was a pretty delicious cup and i enjoyed a number of steepings!
This is another tea from Alice and i can’t say that I’ve ever had a “cherry ripe” bar but i was curious. I’ll have to try this with milk next time as i mostly had a sense of the coconut while drinking this. There wasn’t a lot of cherry or cranberry. However, this is chocolatey and coconuty. Coconut isn’t my favourite taste but i was still looking forward to drinking this. I’m glad i have a few more cups! thanks Alice!
sipdown! yeah i figured what the heck. To be honest, i like normal LB better than this version. it’s not bad, but this version has a little bit more…dirt? taste than the other.
So this is like a preemptive sipdown ha! this is one of the teas that Dexter sent my way and i’m choosing to drink this before adding it to my cupboard :)
This comes at a great time, given the two promotions that Steep This! is having right now. I’ve looked at their website a couple of times, but haven’t placed an order because there aren’t “enough” teas that i DO want to try. I’m hoping that they’ll come up with a few more blends in the near future – particularly with black teas!
That being said, this is a great tea! I love strawberry teas but generally they’re either green or black. So this was a nice change. What was even better about this tea is that the strawberry taste is genuine. It’s not that artificial strawberry taste…just straight up strawberry – like dried real strawberries. I don’t much of the “white tea” flavour in this, but really that’s fine with me. most white tea tastes like sweet water to me anyway ha! this would be pretty darn good in summer too…
sipdown. WOW. that’s all i can say, is just wow. This was from the great canadian travelling tea box, though i’m fairly certain this was one that dexter put in. I have been drinking this all morning. Seriously. the smoke is just perfect..and it’s sweet and delicious and every time i forgot what i was drinking and absentmindedly took a sip, i was immediately floored and kept exclaiming Oh! This may actually be one of the first cakes i get around to purchasing from Garrett…even before noble mark or special dark. Because this? this was really good. (though with my luck it’s all sold out or something…keeps happening lol)
this is a sipdown, even though Alice was generous enough to send me enough for a bunch of cups. I just drink big cups AND want to share/return the tea favour with tea friends. So the rest of this is going off to a mystery tea friend since i think she/he might enjoy it. ha! this isn’t bad. i found myself drinking it and wishing it was just a little bit more apple pie like, but still enjoying the flavours and the fact that the tea base is still present, unlike a vast majority of flavoured teas. So thank you Alice this was enjoyable!
mmmm keemun + maple syrup always = my happy place. Especially on colder mornings that i need to get cracking on things. Sipdown as well. I’m not adding the teas dexter sent me until the end of the day so that maybe i can manage to get still be under 160 when i have to add them…or at least not nearly as high above that!