3707 Tasting Notes
I figured i’d try some of the new teas that I recently picked up to figure out if i needed to find good homes for them or if i wanted to keep them around to love and squeeze and call them george.
I’m going to have to agree with Kittenna on this one in that there is really no maple flavouring from this. It’s a toned down smokey tea with a small bit of slightly sweet but yet not kind of thing happening. It’s not a BAD tea, but i was hoping for more of a maple taste from it. I think this one will be a good one for cooking and even for the occasional cup, though i might toss some maple syrup in there just to see how that tastes…
Kittenna: Sil, how much of this blend do you want to pick up from stacy in our order?
Sil: uuuhhhhhhhhhhh lemme go drink some and get back to you.
Thus i had another cup of tea tonight. Final verdict for those that are interested? 2oz. Of the “other” version of this tea that Stacy is super awesome for making me. And then i’m awesome for sharing with Kittenna and now terri wants some and OMG YAY!!!!!!!!!
fml i’m tired.
edit: if this were the other tea’s log..my rating would be likely up in the high 80’s or 90’s
i’m pretty sure i had no idea what i wanted this one to be when we picked it up. Mostly though? now that I’m trying it? i want it to be more honey and less spice. There is too much in form of cloves happening here for me to see this as anything different from a wannabe rooibos chai. which is not, apparently, what i wanted it to be. It’s not terrible, just there are better teas out there that are mostly the same thing.
oh yeah..sipdown! 293….
so i’m not sure what i think about this one. I didn’t like it when it was really hot but as it’s cooled it’s become more and more tasty. This is really mellow and ripe and i can’t really describe too much of anything tonight because i’m just tired….sooo very tired.
Frank is forgiven temporarily. Thanks to starfevre for sending this my way! This smells quite like rum and coke with a splash of lime when you open the package. Hot, it’s more coke than anything but i can totally see how if this were iced, more of the lime and rum flavours might appear. I will for sure be trying that sometime soon. Overall, this is a pretty tasty tea but i still think this is maybe 1 out of 4 or 5 lately that has been on the better side of things.
also..it really sucks when you’ve had such a crappy day that you miss reading a tasting note that says don’t over steep it! soooo yeaaah.. steeped this for 3 mins and it’s a little on the astringent side. however if i ignore that initial taste, i can spot the delicious tea that this would be if i hadn’t goofed on the brewing sigh There’s a malty creaminess to this tea that screams DELICIOUS!
Thanks to kittenna for letting me try this…even if i did screw it up.
I picked this out in the morning because i thought i would get a sipdown out of it. Turns out there’s enough for ONE more cup…i seriously thought about tossing the extra leaves into my cup but i didn’t really want it to be bitter and i DO enjoy this tea. so no sipdown but a good wonderful cup of tea that helped me get through my crappy ass day.