4046 Tasting Notes
Backlog and sipdown from last night. I wanted to compare this one against the toffee from palais de the’s toffee. Sadly i don’t recall much in terms of comparing the two since it was a super late night. I have a vague recollection that the damman freres version was slightly smoother and more about the black base, while the palais version was more about the flavour, with the base taking a bit more of a background. Either way both are delicious so it would likely come down more to which i could get my hands on here in canada more easily :)
thank you terri for this one! I’m not sure if it was the steeping or something i did but this tastes mostly just like a slightly spicy vanilla black. However, i am a-ok with that because it’s pretty tasty! it still has that weird black taste that all adagio blends seem to have that i dislike but it’s not objectionable in this blend because of the vanilla :) Thanks terri!
sipdown! thank you kittylovestea i played with this one a little more today to see if i could improve upon the taste. Sadly it really is just more like a smooth black tea with a bit of flavour that doesn’t speak to me. I added a splash of sweetener and milk which helped a little but i’m sure this isn’t what kitty has experienced with this tea. ah well! at least i tried!
sipdown! thank you fiddling for sending some of this for me to try. There are a number of S&V blends out there that i enjoy and some that are a bit more on the “miss” side. this one falls somewhere in the middle for me. It doesn’t come across as overly cupcakelike but there is that “something” there that reminds me of how carrot cake tastes. That combination of icing mixed with the spices that go in to carrot cakes. It’s why my other half loves carrot cake…with cream cheese icing! I don’t think i’ll restock this, but not because i don’t like it…simply because there are other teas out there that i prefer. thanks again fiddling!
sample sipdown! thank you cavocorax for sending me this along with a few other teas to try from murchies. This is decent enough blend, though i’m not sure it’s as “raspberry” as i want it to be. The black base in this is fairly smooth and blends well with the flavour.
Thanks again cavo!
oh man. this is a sipdown, though i never put it into my cupboard because i knew i was going to be trying it shortly after i received it. I asked stacy for a sample of this one in my last order because of the other pineapple oolong that i recently tried and found not so bad from lupicia. I wanted to see how stacy’s version would hold up against that one.
If you had any doubts? hers was of course so much better. First off, the aroma of this dry is like straight up pineapple. that delicious magical wonderful smell that comes from a ripe amazing pineapple. When i brewed this, it was just as divine. Forget that this is an oolong. I generally dislike oolongs but i am loving this tea. I may actually order a small bag to have when i need some fruity goodness. I actually really wish i had more of this to try as a cold brew, since this pineapple flavour is really authentic. mmmmmmmmm! delicious! seriously! love it! thank you stacy!
Edit: uh the pineapple pieces in this? totally delicious if you eat them out of the basket lol
sipdown! I’ve been drinking this over the course of the afternoon just to give it a final run through. What i have come to decide is that while i do enjoy this one a lot, it’s not my favourite dark roasty oolong. I may pick it up from time to time but it’s not one that i need to have in my cupboard all the time. There’s a dryness to this tea that is interesting, and i really like the woodiness of the tea.
Bumping up the rating on this one a little as it was nearly as bitter as the first time i had it. pretty sure i just over steeped it the first time. A decent assam but given all the others i have, I don’t think i’ll restock this once its finished. Not a bad tea but nothing special that warrants a permanent spot in the cupboard.
thank you terriharplady I think i prefer this black currant version to the Harney’s version that i’ve had. This one has a little stronger flavour, the addition of a bit of vanilla and it smells wonderful! the black base doesn’t overwhelm the black currant flavour and there’s no astringency here to ruin anything. I have a bit left so i might try cold brewing this to see what that does to this one :)