3142 Tasting Notes
I quite enjoy this one, though it’s not a sweet tea. It’s the taste of raspberries that are just a little underripe (contrary to the name). I don’t quite get the perfumey taste that indigo and rarity did. Instead it’s just a tangy, more sour than sweet, raspberry cup of. I actually think it might be fun to mix this with a creamy sweet tea…. hmm….
I’m going to have to agree with Indigobloom on this one, the flavouring really need to be more intense. I let this one steep longer than the recommended time and it didn’t help much, so next time i’ll need to try with either more leaf or adding a bit of cream. It’s still a nice enough tea, but when it comes to toffee/creamy dessert teas i want them to be strong and intense!
Had some of this today to work on drinking down some of my “older” teas. I think i’m off of apricot for a little while so it may be time to set this aside to trade out to someone who wants to try it out. It’s still a lovely tea, but my tastes have changed a bit.
Teavivre random tea of the day. Yes, ladies and gents it’s an oolong. :) I don’t really have much to say about this one. I don’t hate it, don’t love it…it leaves a bit of a dry taste in my mouth at the end of my sip. It’s a sweeter tea..there are hints of floral in it, but not so much that it causes me to strongly dislike the tea. overall, not a bad one, but not fantastic.
I picked up this one as a sample a few orders back and figured I should take the time to run through a few steepings of this one since i’m at home today and exausted. I didn’t think i’d enjoy this one too much but i’m open to trying as many teas as possible. First off, the scent of this one dry is wonderful! I really enjoyed that first scent that creeps out when you open the bag.
After running through a few steeps of this tea, i can safely say that i don’t hate this tea, but I don’t love it either. David has done a wonderful thing with this tea, blending the flavours together so that they ebb and flow through the tastings, changing ever so slightly as you get through a sip and then an entire steeping. What i don’t like about this tea is the dryness my mouth feels after drinking it.
Not for me, though I’m happy to have tried it and enjoyed my tasting with it.
so tired…. had this tonight on my way to/from “christmas” dinner with my other half’s extended family. it was a decent night though i’m a little tired and just want to curl up in bed. Got to hold the little one tonight (3 weeks old) so that was special.
as far as teas go…still delicious, though not as intense as my last go round with this one. still a bit left so i’ll see how the next time steeps up.
Oh man…i accidently took this out of my steepster cupbaord because i’d forgotten i horded an extra bag of this when i placed my last order. So happy i found it this afternoon as it was really what i wanted. Good to the last drop! Drank this while trying to figure out my next butiki order…to wait or not…to get ALL the teas i want to try or just some of them lol
Well anyone who follows me know by now that oolongs and I don’t generally get along. That being said, it’s been a while since i’ve had a straight oolong and this was my random teavivre tea for today! My first infusion was about 2 mins long and my first sip was not a happy place. I let it sit for a while and not that it’s cooled off it’s much nicer. It’s not as vegetal as i thought it would be, which is a plus in my books :)
It’s still an oolong, so it will never be my favourite but this is probably the closest i’ve come to enjoying a non roasted oolong. That distinctive oolong taste is still present, but it’s muted – possibly by the honey. There’s a sweetness present that is tasty.
After several steeps of this, i can at least admit that this was a much more pleasant oolong experience than some of my past tastings. Has it changed the way i feel about green oolongs? not really :) BUT i wouldn’t turn this away if someone offered me a cup. So overall i’d call this a success.
Sipdown! Once again thank you nicole for this sample. I steeped this one longer than the recommended time and it was a much tastier bolder cup of tea without picking up any more astringency. Nothing i need to keep around in my permanent collection but i wouldn’t turn down a cup/samples of this in the future.
Cold brew of this one from the last bit of my sample. I have to say at this moment in time, i prefer this cold brewed. I enjoy it hot, but the cold brew seems to mute the apricot a little turning it into a smoother flavour. Thanks again to Nicole for sending this my way!