7981 Tasting Notes
this is not the breakfast blend for me. there’s an astringency here that i don’t like…though i have for sure found it present in other breakfast blends. It’s just not a taste that i like…especially not in the morning. I prefer bold, rich, deep teas lol. The rest of this is off to terri to try though as i suspect she might enjoy this one.
I didn’t realise this should be brewed at NOT boiling, so i almost ruined my cup…thankfully i noticed it at the last minute. This is an interesting tea…it’s sweet and slightly malty but not in an in your face sort of malt. I don’t think i’ve ever had a ceylon gold tip sort of tea, making this a neat one to try.
this one was….interesting today. i think i need to have it again when i’m not sick. I remember tasting the flavours almost individually…similar to what i think variatea said. Sometimes it was coffee…othertimes butiki’s pumpkin. not my favourite, but not sure if that’s a product of being sick.
Final count: 162
Sample from Caocorax today, all i’m really getting from this one is cocoa with a hint of what might be raspberry if i concetrate a lot. I’m ok with that though, because raspberry seems to be a challenging flavour in teas for me as it often tastes artificial and not really raspberry like at all. Little more of this left which i’ll save for a non sick day, but this was tasty.
My cupboard exploded yesterday, as i knew it would…and there’s more on the way. Back up to 162 with about 30? on the way haha. I opted to pull this one out earlier because i don’t want to try my new teas as i wasn’t sure if my tastebuds were having issues and i know this one is fairly safe as far as that goes. A lovely cup this morning in between sleeps :)
i’m sick. ugh. I finally succumbed to whatever’s been going around and today my head is going to explode, i have a cough and my sinuses are messed up. So i’m taking it easy today. I started the day with a cold brew of this one – as always steeped half in apple juice overnight. Delicious and just the thing for this morning.
so confession time. i DID enjoy adagio’s vanilla oolong when i was in the chicago store. Just not enough to buy any. This is another form cavocorax and it’s a much better blend. I think non black fan blends do it for me more than black fan blends. I like this sort of smokey, vanilla thing it’s got going on…but of course it makes me want to try it with something like mandala’s wilver buds + vanilla and then maybe a little cacao? haha i need to write ideas down… on the whole…not a bad cup but nothing i need to repeat! :) thanks cavo!
Final Count: 141 after a partial add to my cupboard…this will go up tomorrow!