6489 Tasting Notes
soooooooo my notes are going to be pretty lazy tonight. Had a long day at work, went for a walk in the sun after work and then came home to try and start sorting out the GIANT BOXES of tea that Terri sent me. it’s taken me half the evening to get them all in to my cupboard. This tea was my morning tea (one of) and was a delicious start to the day. but was also like 15 hrs ago lol
last tea of the evening…so close to finishing up so many teas. :) Two packages supposedly waiting for me tomorrow so i’m a little scared of my impending cupboard implosion…BUT it’s still 2 weeks until the end of the month…so i’m not worried.. 140 here i come!
Final Count: 139 (soon to be much, much higher lol)
first of the Lupicia teas i jointly ordered with Cavocorax This was one of those random, toss in teas because i’m looking for more herbals that cavo jumped on board for sharing with me, even though neither of us knew what we were getting in to. This one is quite pleasant. As always though, i want MOAR ginger! I love that spiciness that comes from good ginger in a tea. Mostly, this is lemon myrtle with a hint of ginger…but it was tasty. I’ll have to see if i can coax a little more ginger out of this in future steepings. Thanks for sharing this one with me cavo!
oh keychange..what have you done! I was almost at 130! haha back up to 139 now but i had to have a cup of this tonight since it’s been so long since i’ve had it. I wanted to see if it tasted as good as i recall. It does. Maybe even better, since i’ve grown to love these sorts of teas even more since i went off to china :) Thanks so much for passing off your unwanted tea to me keychange! I will love it for you heh!
Dexter inspired me. I’m sure i’ve had this before but i guess i forgot to log it? I’m too lazy to deal with a gaiwan today so i just made this up as a western brew and let it steep. for ages. sooo good! i’m almost tempted to add a splash of milk or maple syrup to this but i’ll opt for passing on that this time,. Instead i’m just enjoying this bold cup of delicious.
Katiek was awesome enough to send me some cookie when Lupicia was again out of stock when i was placing my order. I mistakenly read that she was sending me a tea bag and was super happy at even that! What showed up was a whole bag of ten! teabags! She wouldn’t let me send her anything in return so i have been doing my best to share her generosity with a number of Canadians who can’t get Lupicia easily. :) Today, i figured it was time enough for ME to actually try it. haha
So i tried this bag straight, no additives since that’s typically how i take my tea. I will be saving at least one more bag so that i can try this with a little milk, as recommended by Lupicia.
I am a fan of this one, though it’s the after taste i am really enjoying lol. Something in the taste at the tail end of the sip is making me a happy girl! I’m not sure if i’d reach for this before i’d reach for brioche, especially given how much of a pain it is to get this one into my hands but i would love to have some of the loose leaf version in my cupboard eventually. Thank you so much katiek for being awesome and sending this to me!
I received a sample of this one when i picked up a few teas from World of Tea when i was in ottawa. It’s not a tea i would have picked myself since i’m not a HUGE fan of oolongs but i’ll try anything! ;) This is overall a pleasant roasted oolong. I chose to brew this western style but it comes across as the sort of oolong that might be best tasted using a gaiwan. I’d call this your average middle of the road oolong..nothing to knock your socks off but still pleasant!
you know…when you’re SOOO close to finishing a tea that you think you can and then there’s just enough in the bag left that you can’t justify adding it to the cup because there’s really just enough to have another full cup of tea with what’s left? Story of my life with this tea hahaha. That’s not a terrible thing because i do love it, but i was certain this would be a sipdown! I’m not trying to sipdown things today but apparently i’m on a roll with them :) I’ll be sad when this one is gone, but i know it’ll be rotated in to my cupboard again, so no real complaints here :)