8055 Tasting Notes
dexter sent this one my way with her mini brithday package for me so i figured i’d give it a whirl asap since it’s a small one to drink up and i wanted a few straight teas this morning before i get in to some of my other samples.
This tea is delicious! It’s god a good heft to it – thick and malty while also having a sweetness to it. i am a fan! I may need to add this to my eventual tealux order if i ever get my cupboard under control. No spending this month!
thank you again for the generous sample green terrace tea! I need to try the other samples you sent soon (aiming for this weekend!). I am still a fan of this tea, though it may not be my favourite honey black tea. I like that there almost seems to be a hint of something in the background of this tea beyond the sweet honey taste. Maybe it’s plum? either way, this was a great cup to start my morning off :)
Yay for limited edition teas! I’m actually surprised there aren’t more reviews of this one, though maybe everyone’s just hoping it will last until the sale on Friday.
1st off – this is a REALLY pretty tea. i really like it. 2nd – this is a coconut tea (typically not my favourite but i want to try ALL of stacy’s teas!).
Stacy’s facebook comment mentions that “This tea uses a Bai Mu Dan base. The predominant flavors are coconut, 2 types of vanilla, and banana but rose, cake, tangerine, lemon, and cream flavors were also added.”
What do i taste? Coconut and…vanilla..and fruitiness, that i would call citrusy, but i’m not sure i could place the actual lemon and tangerine. For those that dislike floral teas, i would say that even with the rose in it, it’s not a floral tea. This is more like a coconut, creamy tea with pops of citrus….at least that’s what i’m getting tonight…but i’ve got a more to play with and and i’m a little curious how this would take cold brewing :)
Final Count: 142 – 9 days left to get to 95!
drink drink drink…. cold brew of this tonight because it’s HOT like SUPER HOT! like UGH hot…trying to make sure to have at least one cold brew in the fridge at all times for days like these. However, not much to say about this one because it’s just sort of a generic cold brew…not tasting like anything specific but also not tasting bad. sooooo yeah :)
stupid computer crashing, losing my post! let’s talk about this tea and how it smells AMAZING and how the chocolate and the strawberry and the espresso like flavours just work. I’m not sure if this will be one of my long term favorites from stacy but if you like dessert teas, this one should be on your list to try. Unless you hate chocolate and strawberries lol
Another sample that Stacy sent me of her work in progress. This one is Orange mimosa and made the entire contents of my little package smell heavenly! I am a fan of orange in teas. I am NOT however, a fan of champagne….but i DO like puerhs. So…2/3 isn’t bad :)
Initial sip – sharp orange flavour that almost instantly becomes muted by the puerh. Sooooo i recently purchased an orange puerh from another company and THIS is what i wanted it to taste like. In subsequent sips, i get more puerh than that initial sharp orange flavour but it’s not bad,especially since this is not close to being finished. i don’t get bubblegum from this Stacy! I am missing the champagne flavour of an actual mimosa…instead this is more like an orange puerh to me. which of course just makes me want to add ginger to this for a little kick lol. Overall, this one isn’t bad…not quite as delicious as i want it to be given my love of orange and puerh, but not a bad cup of tea either. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this one Stacy!
Edit: As this cools the flavour of what i think is likely the “alcohol” flavouring comes out more and the orange takes a back seat.
Let’s talk about how awesome Stacy is. I allowed myself ONE small order for my birthday because mostly people forgot and it was from stacy because of the red Queen Cupcake and the limited Edition Boracay Breeze. included in the package that i picked up from my tea mule were a couple samples of some of the teas that stacy’s working on. So of course….i came home and have started in on them :) This is the first one i tried – let me tell you, this smells SOOOOOOOOO delicious. The Caramel is really present while the apple is hanging out in the background. I made my other half stick his nose in the cup and his response was…caramel…fruit? smells like a baked good. soooo he couldn’t place the apple but it was close.
Brewing this up – no steeping paramters really so i opted for “oolong” setting on my kettle and let it steep for about 3mins. Initial sips i get caramel! OOLONG! and then apple. it’s roasty oolong, so that’s ok with me. The apple is mostly present in the after taste and currently, the oolong is the dominant flavour. But there is for sure, both apple and caramel here.
not sure how far along stacy is in the process, but i WILL be buying some of this when it comes out because, while i am not a fan of oolongs, i can see how delicious this one is going to be. Thank you Stacy! soo good!
I wanted to finish this up today as even though this isn’t a sipdown it IS one of the January teas i needed to finish for my other goal. Now i’m down to only 10 teas left from January to get to that other goal of a cupboard that is only 6 months old :) Still loving this one even though i’m beginning to think that Yu Lu yan Cha has surpassed it in terms of how much i want it. I should do a comparison this weekend or something to confirm. Either way, i’ve still got 4oz of each, plus LB haha