5400 Tasting Notes
Sip down! Still a few hours until my guest goes to the airport so I’m not getting organized very quickly today. I have teas to add to my cupboard and things to sort out in addition to going through work emails, cleaning the house and doing laundry. Blech. On the plus side I managed to fit the new board game we bought into the existing shelves we have…though I may have to buy another shelf if we buy anymore :(
I really enjoy this oolong, after having it again, and going through a few steeps of it this morning, it is one that I would order again. It doesn’t taste like your typical toasty oolong, instead there’s a sweetness here that is not something I’ve tasted often with roasted oolongs. There’s no vegetal “oolongy” Taste to ruins things for me either. This is not an overly bold oolong, but it is a relaxing restful one that has been interesting for me to drink :)
Sip down since I apparently forgot to log when I had this yesterday. Having another cup today after jumping in the lake this afternoon :) while its not super sunny up here, no trip to the cottage is complete without jumping in the lake, even in winter!
Today I’m making this steeped in milk since these spices seem to call out for it. I’m not sure that I’ve ever drink this just as regular tea. We’ve got the fire going so sipping on this, I can almost pretend its a cold fall afternoon….even though its not really. I won’t restock this as I’m not overly a fan of it. This is sort of in with the Della terra version, while not a bad cup of tea, it is something I tire of rather quickly…and the stupid candies annoy me. :)
Sip down! Had a couple of cups of this today. I had mostly wanted to try this since I love Stacy’s pineapple oolong and enjoyed teh version i had from lupicia. I wanted to see how another version compares so I picked up a small amount of this one over the weekend. Final verdict? Meh. I much prefer the other two versions…this one has a floral note to it that I don’t like and comes across as a little too artificial tasting, though it does smell heavenly!
Oh man….first tasting note and its going to be a crappy one :) ill likely save the other half of this sample size until I get home and can properly write a decent note. I had this in the morning and ran through a few steepings of this while we made breakfast. Took a cup out to the dock to sit and drink while I just rested, and took in the wonderful scenery. This puerh is pretty tasty, though its nothing that blew my mind. It is something I could drink every day though and may look to reorder once I get around to sorting things out.
There is no cherry joy in my cherry joy….it’s a coconut joy with a bit of fruit in the background which is likely cherry but might not be :) I do like the base tea of this one, though I am not a fan of coconut. If you DO like coconut and cherry this is the tea for you, emphasis on the coconut :) still happy to have tried this one as its another tea off my list! Thank you CHAroma!
So I feel a little guilty about my crappy tasting notes this week but I’m just happy I’m actually getting to drink some tea this “vacation” :) at this point I’m really just trying to track what I’m drinking so that when I go back I can possibly add details and/or rate them since iPad rating is the suck!
I managed to visit a tea shop in Ottawa while I was out there and picked up another 6 teas….there’s a package sitting at home for me to pick up and I HOPE the travelling tea box is waiting for me when I get home or arrives shortly after. I also have tea that once cavocorax picks up from my place, I’m going to have to add to my cupboard…so I suspect that I’m sitting closer to 250. But I’m going to continue living in denial until I get home haha! Then it’s back to no tea orders until I get things under control. :)
Thanks CHAroma! Looking forward to trying some of the black bagged teas you sent now that I’m through these ones :) I don’t find that the green tea really adds anything to this one. For all intents and purposes it might as well just be a cup of mint or something. Not sure…it’s just nothing special :)