4942 Tasting Notes
apparently i’ve had this a few times and not reviewed it, or steepster has eaten my reviews again. :( this one from RiverTea is a pretty decent average assam. it’s got a medium kick to it, with a slight malty taste to it without being bitter or in your face. There is an after taste here that is almost drying in my mouth but not quite. Overall, the sort of tea i imagine would be even tastier with a little milk if someone was inclined to drink tea that way…which i don’t haha.
another cold brew tea courtesy of dexter let me first start off by saying that unlike the one that David’s tea came out with recently…this smell of this one doesn’t make me queasy. I cold brewed this one and while it looks similar to the one from DT – it’s a much nicer brew. :) also the giant chunks in this one are kinda fun! thanks a bunch dexter!
Final Count: 117 (22 left to go for anyone counting lol)
Another cold brew of this one tonight – had a few glasses of this today and it was fantastic. Exactly what i needed after our morning bike ride. I have to say, i’m not sure if i’d call this rhubarb but it was tasty and so that’s all that really matters in summer with cold brews lol is it tasty? check. drink it! :)
dexter sent this one my way and i made sure to try it before reading any notes on it or figuring out what was in it. For me – this is a REALLY cherry green tea. I’m not getting much in the way of almonds but this is refreshing and very much a cherry cup of tea heh. On the whole not a bad cup of tea, especially since i am a fan of cherries! :) thanks dex!
cavocorax sent me this one to try from Justea . I really like what Justea is doing so i’m always happy to try their teas to see if there is one that really knocks my socks off that i can get behind. Given this was an oolong, i was pretty sure this one would do the trick but i’m open to anything! :) On the whole, there is nothing about this ooolng that rocks my socks, but nor is there anything overly offensive that i don’t like. it’s just a middle of the road oolong with no bitterness or astringency, with some floral like notes hanging out in the background that i suspect would come forward as you resteeped this a bunch :) thanks cavo!
of all the puerhs i chose to drink today, it had to be the one not in my cupboard and not on steepster. heh the lovely boychik sent me a sample of “2010 Haiwan Ultimate Flavour” and i couldn’t tell you if it’s on here or not haha. On the upside, my puerh drinking today was a little interrupts (in a good way) by the lovely raritea coming over to visit before she leaves on a grand adventure across the pond, so my notes on this are a little sketchy.
On the whole i remember this one coming across as very earthy and quite “heavy.” even after multiple steeps it was still a very thick, full bodyied tea that left me feeling like i stuck a mouthful of earthy goodness in my mouth. not so uch dirt..but earth. that deep amazing earth you can sometimes get in the garden with great composting. a very enjoyable experience, even if i wasn’t so hot at taking notes lol thanks again boychik i will eventually get through all the amazing samples you sent! MUST. TAKE. TIME. FOR. SELF!