6481 Tasting Notes
Shhhhhh…..I asked my other half to pick up a little bit of this one on the weekend when I wasn’t feeling well…clearly my wits were addled by being sick :) brewed this hot tonight and as it cooled down enough to drink it turned in to a deliciously tart sort of tea with a bit of sweetness. Th coconut wasn’t overly intense thankfully, though I can see this bring too much if you got a lot of coconut in one tsp. still though, glad to have it and try it.
Final count: 209
VariTea sent this my way and it was off my wish list (at least I think it was V…if it was RS, apologies!) I had high hopes for this one but sadly all I’m getting is toffee flavoured wood. Bah. This is the sort of rooibos that I’m. It a fan of unless it’s spectacularly blended so a a not to be all, hey sil…go lick a tree for this taste :) oh well…good to know and be able to cross off my list. Hehe
sooo i pretty much begged variaTEA to send me some of this..CONVINCED that i was somehow making the biggest mistake ever in not ordering some for myself because i actually really liked marshmallow genmaicha from frank, until the reblend sucked.
….turns out. not a huge loss. there is something artificial tasting about this one that i don’t like – it’s not the strawberry i love from walter bishop…or maybe it IS but when combined with the marshamallow turns weirdly strange. sigh i was so excited about this one. appreciate the share VariaTEA…just not the tea for me…which in some respects is maybe a good thing heh
another tea from variaTEA….i’m still hoping i can get to 200 teas before next weekend rolls around…god that’s a lot of tea to drink before july 1st haha.
this is a pretty average genmaicha to me. there’s nothing to set it apart from the others i’ve had but nothing to make it a terrible tea either.it’s a middle of the road sort of genmaicha which means a pleasant cup to drink but nothing i need to go out of my way to drink more of :)
VariaTEA sent me a few of these blooming teas from David’s to try out. Now, my experience to date with blooming teas is that they are largely for the visual senses, with the teas being weaker than i prefer. they’ve also all been green teas, and the ones she sent are black. I opted to treat this as a cold brew for fun and it turns out, that was the right approach for me. this is a nice lighlty flavoured strawberry tea that is pleasant to drink. I cut the water in half and it’s been steeping for longer than the 10 minutes…but it’s gone from being a floating poop of tea, to a nice bloom :) with a decent strawberry brew haha. thanks for sharing variatea!
another one from boychik and the mildest tea of t he bunch. I haven’t tried the lapsang, but i’m sure it will be a deeper tea than this one hahaha. I enjoyed this one prenap as well, which means it’s a distant memory for me. that being said, it was an enjoyable cup that i ended up gulping down while trying to refrain from talking too much on work calls.
the downside of being sick si that sometimes you fall asleep between cups of tea before logging them. soo forgive the crappy notes. I brewed this one up with the bai liu and i think this one was my preferred tea. i seem to recall chocolate/cocoa-y notes in this one and a deeper flavour that i really enjoyed. im’ glad i’m having such good experiences with these teas :) thanks again boychik!
thank you Angel of teavivre for sending me this tea. As most of you know, greens are not my go to tea. That being said, these teas from angel are almost enough to make me want to change my mind. :) This is a fabulous dragon well. it’s tangy and very much GREEN but without that overly vegetal taste that i dislike. there’s a buttery sweetness to this as well that i am loving! i drank more than a few cups of this today. I may need to see if a joint order is possible since i DO love these teas but i can’t get through a 100g bag fast enough to keep the freshness!
thank you roswell strange and VariaTEA for sending this my way. I have to say, i never expect much from Frank’s teas anymore as they still remain largely inconsistent the times when i do get them. This one though? not too shabby – though it of course is ridiculously expensive if you consider it’s only 1oz for the same price as others. I am getting a really nice pineapple flavour out of this one, though there’s a hint of spices that i’m guessing make up the cake part of this. That being said though, in the grand scheme of things, i’m thinking i might prefer just a straight up pineapple tea…a la butki. Not bad though, and certainly better than some of the 52 teas that i’ve had :) thanks for sharing ladies!
the lovely boychik sent this my way and i’m ever so glad that she did. I’ve been wanting to try the Joseph teas for a while now, given the rave reviews but could hardly justify the ridiculous shipping for samples. I’d rather get a chance to try a few and then place a real order via my tea mule.
I’m also glad that i brewed this one along side that gross david’s tea since THIS is such a lovelier cup of tea. There is a hint of astringency to this one but nothing that would interfere with the pleasure of drinking this. it’s got a nice malt feel too it, though i wouldn’t call it an overly malty tea. there is some sweetness here that reminds me of peach but isn’t peach…just a really nice tea.