4923 Tasting Notes
While this one is NOWHERE as gross as the last strawberry tea i had, it’s still not really up there. there’s a bitterness to the cup and the vanilla must have gone for a walk ‘cause it’s not in the house. heh that being said, in relative comparison to how awful the previous one was…this is so much better. But i think people could do better. it just doesn’t have that bursting with delicious strawberriness that i want it to.
244 terri… pick up the pace! grin
oh! this is a delight! Terri either didn’t review this one or the other part of the sample is sitting at her place somewhere. But this is delightful! My thanks should also go out to nofars for sending this terri’s way in their swap. This is a tea i can get behind. This is a malty tea, but not overly so…there’s also a sweetness with a hint of spiciness? in the background. It’s juicy and yet leaves my mouth a little dry feeling. I love the taste that linger in my mouth after sipping on this. yep. I’m a fan.
this is more of an orange tea than a cranberry tea…and it comes across as slightly artificial to me. I did my usual “don’t steep this for very long” as with most of franks teas. Overall, pretty lackluster.
(also…this brings me to 247, which is where my lovely tea sister ended last night. Not sure if she’s up and about drinking tea yet but it’s time to get down to business lol)
This tea makes me sneeze. I pretty much wasn’t expecting to like this tea since it’s a green one :) I had a go at this one, mostly just to sip a few of the steepings and move on to the next steeping. I can see how lovers of the green, would really enjoy this one :) It’s subtle and then floral and stuff. Wasn’t a fan of the jasmine that came from behind! ha. Overall, i can appreciate this tea, but it’s not for me so no rating here. If you like creamy, floral delicious green oolongs…this is a tea for you :)
sipdown! I’ve been drinking this all morning while i catch up on yesterday’s backlog and plan my tea drinking today. I have a bunch of errands that i need to run, which of course involveds being away from my tea. So much planning must ensue to make sure i keep pace with my tea sister :) I’ve had this one before and while it’s a decent enough puer, i prefer some of the others ive had over it.
This is my last backlog from ysterday – which means i officially ended my evening with 250 teas. What i love most about our little contest is that we’re both going to be rewarded with smaller cupboards at the end of it haha
This tea was a pretty big disappointment (sent to me via terri). No pear, very little caramel, nice base? i guess. sigh
Another tea from yesterday, also sent to me via kaylee (who appears to have gotten it from adagio breeze). I really like this tea! I just wish that the coriander was a more present flavour in the actual brew. There’s a hint of the coriander, but mostly this is a lovely strawberry brew. I suspect that cold, it would be even better. My only complaint is the lack of a distinct coriander note running through it, so dropping the rating a few points because of that. Thanks again kaylee!
Catching up on my logs from yesterday so that i can continue trying to kick terri’s butt in our sipoff :) This was a sample sent to me courtesy of Kaylee! This was an interesting tea. It calls for boiling, but given the green tea in this, i opted for a slightly cooler water temp. Now i have to say, that i didn’t expect to like this one because i am not a fan of most teas with florals in them. But i wanted to try it and kaylee was awesome enough to send it my way.
This is a pretty decent cup of tea. It’s not really up my alley but i wouldn’t turn down a cup. It has a great vanilla, rose scent and the taste is similar. Luckily the rose doesn’t overpower the brew and the vanilla complements it very nicely. This was a lovely cup to try! Thank you Kaylee
This is a pretty decent black blend. I picked this up when i was in vancouver visiting silk road and i’m glad that i did. I opted for the limited edition, let’s see how they do with a straight black tea before ordering more online. This is a pretty decent bold-ish cup of tea. I’t pretty smooth, with a little bit of kick to it, if you’re the sort that isn’t a fan of bold, black teas heh