6852 Tasting Notes
it’s here! it’s here! it’s here! so i totally opened this up and fove in to it tonight while having a bath. :) Best. time. ever. Probably a little on the pricy side for me given my propensity to brew 90% of my cupboard western style but i am a fan. It’s smokey, but not overly so…and though i didn’t try it (tonight) with maple syrup, i’m betting this will be terribly delicious that way. Not a complicated tasting note tonight but i’m fading fast and need to tuck in for the night…but if you like smoke when it’s not “hey i burned down the house” levels..this is pretty tasty. but it’s for sure got a presence in the tea, so you won’t be able to miss it…
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 :)