6501 Tasting Notes
This was an interesting tea. I had hopes for the ginger/pineapple combination, but when i picked it, i didn’t realise that there is both basil and tulsi in this one. As a result, while this is a pleasant enough cup, the ginger and pineapple are dominated by the tulsi. I think i would love this sooooo much if there was no Tulsi – it would make a pretty good tea. And i’m not a tulsi hater, it just bring a particular taste to the table and it’s not what i was looking for in this tea. Still, it’s nice to try a few more teas :)
Another sample from RiverTea. In my opinion they seem to be doing well in the straight black world, fruit teas and white flavoured teas. Everything else seems to be a little hit and miss. Hot, this one had a few pepper notes but not a great deal. For the most part this tastes like a rather generic fruity sort of rooibos. Not a bad cup but rather tasteless…
I received my second box of RiverTeas today and figured i would try all the samples they sent me since that would mean not having to add them to my cupboard since the other half is going over to Cavocorax since it was a joint order :) This one isn’t bad…it’s not as strawberry as i want it to be, but the base isn’t overly bitter and does still come through. It’s more mango than anything, and in my world, that’s not a bad thing…but i did want more strawberry :)
aaaalllll gone! That makes me happy since i AM still trying to chug away at my goal. I enjoyed a nice cup of this over dinner with my other half. I like the blend of this with the black tea, though truth be told it’s not likely a reorder for me since there are so many other Lupicia teas that i’d rather have. But it was really nice to be able to buy a tin, split it three ways and get a few cups in :)
having a last cup of this one tonight. I did a little bit of cleaning up my cupboard tonight in terms of getting things organised. we’re not fully moved in yet, but we’re having 10 or so ppl over on friday to just chill and have food so i need to get at least a few more things out of the way. Given that a few tea friends imploded my cupboard, i thought i could semi see if i could make my goal (since it wasn’t orders that did it!!) by “removing” the samples from my count of teas. At least in that way i could see if in theory i could hit my goal. Soooo here’s where we’re at:
195 teas in my cupboard.
Fake Cupboard: 120 (with a few inbound…)