7144 Tasting Notes
this tea + caramel from tea G and i’m good. They make a decaf version of creme caramel but really/ who wants that :) Had a couple cups of this earlier while painting but it’s break time at the moment to put half the house back together. Then we finish the hall and then do final touch ups on the kitchen. So nice to be in the home stretch of being done. Orange, Brown, Yellow and green! and we have colours picked for the spare rooms/office for when we decide we want to tackle those in a half a year or something :)
my other morning tea! So many teas to drink and so little time. Since the house is still a disaster, i can’t get to my puerhs and explore those today so i’m focusing on some of my “older” teas to keep working on drinking those up heh. I have lots of samples as well that i might spend time with today if painting allows for it. I enjoy this tea from teavivre though it’s not my favourite. it’s got a great morning tea flavour in my opinion so i’m rocking it. Almost time to wake the beast! lol
trying to get a few things done before my other half wakes up. One of those is updating and figuring out where i am in terms of my tea now that it’s July 1st.
My goal was to get to 100 teas and have the oldest tea be from January 2014. Where i stand is: 164 [Fake Cupboard at 105 teas and 60 samples] and my oldest tea is from Oct 2013 (1 serving left) + 4 teas from December (about 3oz). Not too shabby considering i lost about a month of tea drinking with the move and everything else going on. So i’m putting myself on hiatus until i’m caught up with my goals. For July i was aiming for 95 teas with the oldest being from Feb by Aug 1. I’m allowed to order if i hit one of those goals before Aug 1. I’m so mean to myself lol BUT i really want to get my cupboard in order over the year now that i feel like i have a solid handle on the majority of my likes and dislikes. That was i’ll have more room for puerh cakes and still find the time to drink them :)
Happy Canada Day everyone!
So i finally got around to trying this one the other day, expecting the worst lol However, it’s actually not that bad. This is not quite the same tea that we had at the tea festival in my opinion but i’m wondering if that’s because they added sugar or something to it. Brewed as a GREEN tea, this works out nicely with a strawberry flavour that comes through. If the others brewed this as a black then i for sure see how this would have turned bitter and foul.
However, that being said, this isn’t the lovely tea that we had at the tea festival. That was one light and fruity and delicious. this one is..ok.
sipdown and backlog from yesterday. I made a little more headway in my goal yesterday but then painting caught up with me and we were far too hot and gross to want to stay in the house after so we went to the movies, thus foiling my plans to get to 100 in my fake cupboard lol
I had this one yesterday for something light and refreshing :) I have thoroughly enjoyed this one and will likely be picking it up again in the future heh
There is something about this tea that reminds me of “red rose.” I picked this one up on a whim when i was in Chicago just to see how one of their assams might taste. The instructions say 5mins brewing, but i have yet to try this @ 5 mins. I can’t imagine how this would taste at 5 mins. At 3 it’s a little strong and edging towards bitter. I’ll be sharing this with a few people though just to see if maybe there will be love for this one at someone else’s hands.
SIPDOWN! i feel like i get to celebrate when it’s not a sample sipdown because man i have soooo many of those lol. Last day to try and hit my goal, which i won’t but at least my fake cupboard will be pretty close :) I have stuck myself on buying hiatus after today until i get back on track from all our house puchases (paint, couch, chair) and until my cupboard goal is met. Soooo if i’m going to splurge, today is the day hahaha.
This was from Terri, and there’s not much else to say about it that hasn’t been said already. Really like this one – the honey, malty notes in it are neat and it’s a good cup of smooth tea. :)