6601 Tasting Notes
backlog from yesterday as i didn’t get home until late since we went out to try and get me a little bit of the long weekend since i get to work sunday and monday. GO GO 25+ hrs of over time a week. FML. on the upside? extra money for moving, since i think we’re going to do it…and less guilt when i place tea orders hahaha. this one was terri’s addition to the BBB Box and once i’ve enjoyed, though not as intensly as some of the others from YS. Rest is off to Cavo…mostly because now i know she has to pick the box up hahahahahaha
excuse me, coming through, drool city! last stop – CHIN!…..
Seriously…this was tucked away from when i picked it up in vancouver but since i have to divy up cavo’s teas, i’m allowed to open it! and open it i did… now i have to try not to drink it all because man oh man there is something i just love the crap out of in this tea. I SHOULD try it with milk again but tonight i just wanted it…NAO! and i’m in happy land.
Final Count: 145 yes..it’s gone up, my butiki order arrived, but before that i was down to 133! go me! So we’ll see how tomorrow goes and aim for….maybe 135 over the weekend? we’ll see…something like that haha
this is my placeholder note for the other sample that stacy sent us that i tried. It’s a taiwan tea and not up or around yet that i can find. I have to say, i was a fan! it had some malty notes, while still giving me that general "taiwan’ tea sort of feeling. For sure one that i’ll need to order more of to place with once i place my next order in uh…July? :)
I have a confession to make….not that she should mind but if she does, i’ll make it up to her… you see, i have a whole bunch of tea at my place…that belongs to other ppl. And most of the time, because they’re shared orders, it’s tea that i already have. But there are two teas currently in my house that are NOT MINE. not even kinda lol. OK well, as of today there are like 5…but the point is. I was going through those teas today to pull out the ones for Cavo and VariaTEA and i came across this tea…again. And the impish girl in me…the kind who puts boxes on her head and takes a picture just for fun…well she made me open the resealable bag and take out one of these teabags…and cold brew it.for tonight.
…and now i’m drinking it. and it’s delicious and i only feel kinda of guilty…but not REALLY guilty…because KITTENNA YOUR TEAS MISS YOU! (or rather they want to hang out with the 600 teas at your place…) lol
this tea? Cold brewed, is very barley with the watermelon in the back seat, but with a little sugar, it pops just enough to make this a really refreshing tea. the kind of tea i should have ordered yesterday lol but there will be future orders, and i’m thinking that this one? it’s going to have to be in that order… thanks kittenna even if it wasn’t voluntarily heh
Stacy sent this as a sample in our shared order and i figured i would try it again since i haven’t had it since my unfortunate time with it before stacy made me two friends. Well, i still don’t like this version lol there’s still that same bitterness that just feels off, though i’m thinking it’s more the base+ chocolate rather than the marshmallow…. now that i’ve had a chance to really get to know 2 friends for a while. :) thanks stacy!
So… Stacy did what she always does when i order from her (it’s been a while it feels like…though a mere 5 months has passed) and challenged me with the samples she included. I never ask for specific teas – rather it’s more fun to let her pick and choose unless there’s a really green tea i want to try or something. This was one of the samples…and my main problem with White teas is they typically taste like warm water to me.
This one has a smell that reminds me of really fresh green tea, but dialed back. Drinking it, it’s still closer to water (sorry stacy) but there ARE subtlties there that i can appreciate. i get no floral notes as stacy did (thank god), instead this is just a more mouthy feeling white tea. Not quite “green” but closer to that than warm water. :) Not a tea i’d need to order again at this moment in my tea journey but i DO like that i’ve gotten to try it. I also think that if you are a fan of white teas, you’ll enjoy this one :)
thanks for sending this one my way Cavocorax sadly i think the peanut butter fell out of the envelope on the way here because this is pretty much just 52 teas genmaicha. Seems others have found the same thing to be true, so at least im not alone. I guess on the other hand as well, i’m pretty picky about my peanut butter so maybe thats a good thing haha . ON the upside? another tea tried! woohooo!
Thanks again for this one keychange this is actual a backlog from yesterday as i needed a good ol’ harney tea when i got home in the rain. Moody grey days = SUPER bright colour wearing sil…so i was getting funny looks on the bus. and hten it rained…and i got wet and had this tea and it was lovely. :)
So i like this cold brewed the best. There’s something about adding a splash of sugar to this after it’s been cold brewing for a while…just the perfect combination of tasty drink + spicy kick at the end. think koolaid (but not super sweet) with a punch at the end of it… just loving it!