4653 Tasting Notes
SIPDOWN!(230) Another tea courtesy of nicole and the first from mahamosa that i’ve been able to try. I really like this one! It’s got a total exotic fruit taste to it, rather than that generic “berry” flavour. I think this would likely be a really nice cold brew as well. I’ve never had jackfruit before, or if i have, i can’t recall the taste – so i can’t comment on how close it comes to the real thing but this is tasty! Thanks to much for sending this my way nicole!
It looks like somewhere along the way i forgot to log this as i’m down to my last cup of this. Hallieod sent this my way and i’ve been enjoying drinking it the 2-3 times that i’ve had it. it’s a pretty average genmaicha. nothing to write home about, but nothing that i would snub. Thanks again for sending this my way!
thank you terri for sharing this with me. I have some of the loose version of this as well in my cupboard that i recently purchased from Mandala. I know that garret is going to be doing something in the near future with this and the phatty 2 that they have now so i wanted to make sure i got a chance to try this one out before then. I’ve been drinking it most of the morning and haven’t been focusing on that particularities of teh tea on purpose. I just wanted a morning with this to get a general sense of how i felt about it. At some point in the future i’ll go through the steepings and make notes but today? Today i am simply enjoying this for what it is. A delicious puerh i could drink nearly every day.
sipdown! Garrett sent this along as a free sample when i placed my first order from Mandala. As it’s an oolong, i didn’t want it sitting around too long so i opted to drink it down asap. Additionally, the bags that mandala use for their samples are perfect for using to split off the 52 teas that kittenna and i jointly purchased lol Heavy duty sample bags to prevent contamination for the win!
I almost thought about passing this one off to kittenna or raritea as they seem to prefer milk oolongs but figured if i’m going to try all the teas, i better get cracking! This is fantastic! All i can say is that the girls here should order some from mandala because i think they might like it. It’s nothing like slaone’s milk oololng, which i recall kittenna not liking as much…it’s fresh and creamy and i can understand that toffee sense from the description. I’m going to have to resteep this a bit today, which of course will slow down my cupboard progress but this is totally worth it. thank you garret!!
sipdown! i was hoping to get at least 10 sipdowns done today but i’m not sure that’s going to be doable since i’d also like to get out this afternoon and enjoy the beautiful sunshiney day we’re having here.
Has anyone been watching the meteor showers by the way?
Nicole sent this my way, and because i’ve tried this before i figured i might as well start with it to get me going. Turns out, i like it much better this time around. I don’t get any of the weird notes that i had the first time i tried this so maybe that sample was contaminated? This time it’s just a nice smooth creamy and slightly fruity tea. Thanks nicole! happy i got to try this one again, bumping the rating up a bit.
sipdown! (235) I’m doing much better than i thought i would after being able to get through a few teas today. With any luck tomorrow i’ll be able to get twice as many sipdowns since i have a ton of single cup teas to drink up thanks to nicole
i accidentally let this one cool off before i got around to drinking it and it was a MUCH better cup of tea. Still not the oolong for me, but as a cold tea it was much better. Happy it’s gone though, and no need to re-order ever :)
I vastly prefer this one hot. I added a bit of sweetner to this and it brought out a bit more of the lime flavour. I think i prefer frank’s rootbeer tastes to his coke flavours, but this one has been an enjoyable bag to drink through. I’m hoping the coke one that kittenna and i bought is at least this decent.
mmm this is a sipdown as well, though i never logged it in my cupboard since i knew i’d be drinking it today. Another sample sent my way by Laurent of Nina’s tea. I really am looking forward to placing an order with them when they have their website up and running…though if that takes much longer i may just get it through amazon.
I don’t drink a lot of smokey teas but i have found a few that i enjoy a lot and then there are others i’ll use mostly for cooking with. This is a blend that i would do both with. It’s a very smooth smokey tea that has a fantastic smell to it! I added a bit of maple syrup to this and man it is one fantastic cup of tea with the added sweetner. If you like smokey teas, this is well worth trying!