3157 Tasting Notes
So I have to say, nothing says YES PLEASE! Like a cup of cold brewed tea after a work out. It’s one thing to have water while i’m working out, but i really like getting to come home and pull whatever i’m cold brewing out of the fridge to have as an official end to my gym time.
This one is better cold than hot in my opinion :) I’ll have to remember that in the summer
I received this sample from the Persimmon Tree today and figured I’d get right down to business with checking it out. I love a good black and rather enjoy vanilla teas as well these days!
I steeped this one for 4 mins – and there is no real sense of the coconut in this one which makes me a happy camper. Instead what develops as I sip this one is a black tea with a subtle vanilla flavour to it. This is not a vanilla tea, rather is it a black tea with vanilla notes to it. I quite enjoy that change as I’m used to OMG vanilla teas that lose the actual taste of the tea.
In other news…I’m trying this whole blogging thing out. I’m TRYING to get around to writing something every day, though that’s certainly not really happening yet. someday though…someday. I might even manage to figure out where i’m going with it.
(and man do i need some of those…) My verdant orders arrived tonight and as a result, all the hard work i was doing to get my cupboard under control before the girls descend upon my house next weekend is all out the window. BUT in the spirit of those orders I figured that I might as well finish off this sample that’s been hanging out in my house for a little bit.
I still don’t love this blend. There’s something in it that makes me unhappy. Later steeps are a bit tastier but still nothing i need to order again. Still always love trying verdant’s new blends :)
I finally got around to trying this one and it’s not bad. I’m still not convinced I’ll ever find the perfect mint chocolate black but i’ve found a few close ones. This one is pretty good. the chocolate is mild and then strong and the mint doesn’t over power. I think what i like best is that this is part of frank’s permanent collection so if i can’t fine a suitable OMG THIS IS AWESOME mint chocolate, then this will do in a pinch. It’s certainly much less “artificial” than david’s tea’s red my lips, which i really loved when i first started drinking tea and now comes across as artificial and kinda meh.
Wheee! First review! I’m enjoying this cup today. It’s not an overly strong cup of tea but it has a really nice range of flavours happening. There a touch of malt which turns into a soft rich black flavour with a hint of sweet at the end. Reading the description which refers to wine, i can see where that’s coming from.
mmmm caramel smoothie this morning! Inspired by a conversation with TeaLover58 on matcha i opted to revist my caramel matcha this morning. Still as delicious as i remember. Love the creamy goodness of this one.
Another cup of this tonight while I worked from home with our china team. There’s something to be said about being on the phone with china at night while sipping on some tea. Here’s hoping I get to go down there to help the team out sometime this year!
Still enjoy this, though not a re-stock. Ill likely use the last of this to try a cold brew and see what’s what with that. Verdant orders here tomorrow so um I really need some more room lol
Had the last of this in the afternoon today at work. I think this tea is growing on me – it’s a really nice blend of vanilla and mint, without going to the extreme with either. It reminds me of another tea though, so i’ll have to see if i can figure that out before i finish off this cup :)
Still not quite getting that whole cotton candy flavour in this one. I think i might be ab;le to solve that by adding a bit of sweetner, so i’ll try that later. Still a decent cup of tea but not yet something that says COTTON CANDY! to me. instead it’s a sweetish cup of black tea.
This is a bit of a weird tea. I’ve got a cold brew of the steepings going to see how that changes things but I don’t think i need to order this one again. It’s a neat mix of the blueberry and strawberry but that semi results in a vague “berry” like flavour that is neither one nor the other. There isn’t much astringency in this one, which is nice but i almost want the flavour to be sweeter, or stronger. maybe both. Still, glad to have this to check it off my list. only 12023978120938109283 more upton samples to try! :)