6481 Tasting Notes
le sigh. This is not the blend it used to be. Everytime i have it, it makes me a little more sad. This version is a dull version of the previous incarnation. There is way less punch to this one and the spicy is way milder. That doesn’t make for a bad tea, but this version is not something i need to keep on hand. I suppose i could probably find ginger somewhere to add to it to give it a little more punch, but i am not so magically herb inclined as some heh
YYZ had this a few days and it was a nudge to pull this out and have it again this week. I’ve been trying to drink up older teas, and this doesn’t quite fall into that category since i picked it up in September. it DOES, however, fall into the category of delicious, delicious teas that i love. so there.
Last tea of the evening. Stupid mail man brought me nothing today so he sucks. So this was my cup o comfort while i finished up some work things that carried in to the evening. And now, my evening is gone and i’ve done nothing fun…BOOOOO
maybe my tea will come tomorrow.. sigh
(on a tea related note..this one still makes me super happy!)
I haven’t had a chance to try this on it’s own yet..so i picked this out tonight. HOLY CRAP PPL! this one smells INCREDIBLE…seriously it’s like deliciously amazing crazy ass creamy, yummy OMG i want to eat you all up tea.
…and then you brew it..and it’s not nearly as insane as the smell but it’s still a pretty decently flavoured cup of tea. So i’m enjoying it..but man, i wish it tasted like it smells… many that smell makes me happy! haha
So..im not sure if the first experience i had with this was the same tea lot as the lot that i picked up in December but this was a totally different tea from what my tasting notes appear to show. I picked this up so that i could try it again and decide whether to get more before it disappears. This morning it felt much more like a subtly smokey, sweet keemun. I’ll have to try this again soon….
ok really quick catch up with things. Tea from this morning because i keep forgetting campfire blend is a herbal and therefore nothing i want to waste on a day time tea. lol Still loving this, and going through my 4oz fairly quickly…no new AHA moments with this one..just wish the “tea” was a little more present.
Sipdown! 168 BOOYAH! Having a couple cups of tea this evening while we relax and watch some fringe and the following. Mostly it’s just nice to be at home enjoying our company before a hopefully relatively early night after our adventures from this past weekend :)
Maybe i’ll make 160 my goal for January haha that might be doable…
sample sipdown because i can heh. So yes, i picked this one out myself, and yes, it has coconut. But i was really hoping for a more pineapple like creation when i picked it. I pretty much figured that at the very least it would give me a chance to see how Tea G. does rooibos. Now, after drinking this one? I can say with confidence that they do rooibos relatively well – it doesn’t have that woodsy sort of taste that the rooibos i don’t like has. But this particular blend? Too much coconut and not enough pineapple. However, what i DID like about this was that it’s clearly a creamy coconut rather than straight up coconut. And my mug didn’t have an oil slick on the top of the brew, which in my books, makes this a pretty decent cup, even if it IS mostly coconut :)
“i know you don’t like bergamot, but maybe you’ll enjoy mandarin?” says the handwritten thoughtful note from the *teafairy Let me tell you…this smells AMAAAAZING. it’s 100% a MANDARIN smelling tea. this isn’t orange, or random citrus, this is mandarin. And i, am a sucker for mandarins :) So great choice teafairy! I brewed this one up and man was it a tasty, tasty delicious treat. Seriously..this one is UBER delicious, especially if you love mandarins :)
So apparently, when i get things in my head, i inadvertently just kind of go for it. Lamost down to 170 teas today after adding my weekend splurge to my cupboard. Not that i’ll hit 150 but apparently my brain is in sipdown mode when choosing teas haha
This is another from my dear teafairy, which will also be shared with terri along with all of the lovely notes on each of the teas so that she can enjoy the comments from the teafairy as well :) This is actually a really lovely banana tea. It’s really subtle, which i’m coming to see is the name of the game with Tweed & Hickory, but that’s fine by me. I like teas that make me pay attention to them :) This is similar to Foxy Roxy but also not. I am really digging the banana flavour of this one..thank you for sharing madam!