7161 Tasting Notes
this is dangerous territory for me. Lavender and oolong. Let’s not mention the fact that it has the word SPA in the name. Couple things here..the vanilla really offsets the lavender. It helps make this a smoother, more subtle tea. the taste though, isn’t one that i love…it reminds me of the way that a number of spas smell….if that makes sense. this is a pretty decent blend if floral teas are up your alley. :) thanks LP!
I have no idea what jackseed’s taste like. As many know, i’m also not a huge fan of green teas. However, the point of travelling tea boxes is to try new things! Plus i need to make some actual room so that i can add things! I happened across an article this morning about cold brewing tea japanese style? (http://www.teaspoonsandpetals.com/teaspoons-petals/2016/02/shinobi-cha-ice-brewed-tea.html) I tried it out with this one and it was an interesting experience. It was neat to watch the ice melt and the tea gradually take on a darker colour. The flavour was a little intense, so i suspect this would be better done with a straight tea but it was fun to try! I think people who enjoy greens teas should give this one a shot. :)
this one is kinda fun. It’s sweet but also has a strength to it from the puerh. there’s honeybush in here certainly…but it’s just a delicious cup. I might prefer this as just a straight up puerh, but as a blend this is pretty tasty. I can see puerh noobs finding this one pretty tasty if sweet is up their alley :)
I pulled this one out to try even though i’ve had it before. I wanted to see if it tasted any different. This time it’s a much nicer blend. It still doesn’t knock my socks off but the base brew in this one is much tastier. it’s a little sweet, and there are some almond? notes. It’s not floral. Bumping up the rating on this one a little as this version works better for me.
GCTTB Another one that LP provided. I’ve been excited to try this one because i do enjoy black berry teas. The addition to sage in the blend made me even more curious. When this is hot, it’s mostly blackberry and delicious…as it cools, the sage gradually takes over. this is quite nice and i’m super glad to get to try it. thanks LP!
I’m trying to figure out how to add some teas to the box without overflowing it. I pulled this one out even though i’m not generally a fan of oolongs because of how it looked. What an interestingly fun tea :) While there are floral notes to this green oolong, there’s also a juicy fruit flavour going on that i quite like. thanks for sharing LP!
sample from evol ving ness as i have to get through a few samples as well as get started on the GCTTB. I brewed this one up thinking it was a straight black for some reason. However as soon as the water hit the leaf, i knew that wasn’t the case. Sadly this isn’t a tea i can get behind. I suspect it’s the rose and lychee combination. I get zero chocolate from this one. Nothing wrong with the tea itself, but for me, this doesn’t work. Always happy to try new things though, so thanks evol!
One of two teas today. Yesterday we went out to Niagara for an event at the winery for which we’re members. It was our first event as we’re trying out this whole wine thing this year. Needless to say it was fantastic but a late night, especially since this morning we were up early to go out to Niagara again for a redo at one of the wineries that we hadn’t had a great experience with. So i packed this one today to drink on our adventures. A seriously great day for just being out and about..sunny skies, just me and my other half spending time together in the car, at wineries and really making a day of our saturday off together.