7171 Tasting Notes
I picked this tea out in the morning to christen my new Timolino with! Keychange was awesome and sent me her old timolino so now i a) finally have a timolino b) have an awesome purple timolino c) get to see if i am in love with timolino’s after all. It was a pretty good deal in my books since i got to spoil her a little in return for her awesome generosity! So i picked Nina’s Japon…mostly because i wanted an excuse to open that package LOL I have to say..need to drink from it a bit more but so far i am loving the timlino. I want to compare heat loss to my contigo’s since i didn’t pay attention today. Plus side of timolino? so much nicer to hold in my hands. upside to contigo’s? my finum brew baskets drop nicely in them. I suspect i’ll love them both for different needs and reasons in the end lol
Now to the other part of my day. TERRI sent me the BBB Box, along with the teas we picked up from awkward soul AND her box of tea (likely as payback for christmas box that i sent her in addition to the BBB box that came). Now… I was nearing 130 the other day. And then Keychange sent me some teas…which nearly put me to 140. I have a swap from shmiracles inbound, teas with cavocorax and kittenna…that could come any day… and now teas from VariaTEA are on their way.
You might be wondering HOW many teas terri sent me? 60. that’s right.. SIXTY TEAS! so now i have 2 weeks to get to 140… down from what i’m now sitting at – 197. I might as well go buy 3 teas just to be at an even 200. eep! that’s 57 teas in…17 days, ignoring any other teas that come in (which we know are GOING to come in…) that’s basically 3.5 sipdowns a day. Thankfully a number of terri’s teas are smaller samples…and anything that isn’t…well dexter and cavo…look out! bwahahahahahaha (and you teafairy…and pretty much anyone else who loves black teas and whose address i have ha!)
soooooooo my notes are going to be pretty lazy tonight. Had a long day at work, went for a walk in the sun after work and then came home to try and start sorting out the GIANT BOXES of tea that Terri sent me. it’s taken me half the evening to get them all in to my cupboard. This tea was my morning tea (one of) and was a delicious start to the day. but was also like 15 hrs ago lol
last tea of the evening…so close to finishing up so many teas. :) Two packages supposedly waiting for me tomorrow so i’m a little scared of my impending cupboard implosion…BUT it’s still 2 weeks until the end of the month…so i’m not worried.. 140 here i come!
Final Count: 139 (soon to be much, much higher lol)
first of the Lupicia teas i jointly ordered with Cavocorax This was one of those random, toss in teas because i’m looking for more herbals that cavo jumped on board for sharing with me, even though neither of us knew what we were getting in to. This one is quite pleasant. As always though, i want MOAR ginger! I love that spiciness that comes from good ginger in a tea. Mostly, this is lemon myrtle with a hint of ginger…but it was tasty. I’ll have to see if i can coax a little more ginger out of this in future steepings. Thanks for sharing this one with me cavo!
oh keychange..what have you done! I was almost at 130! haha back up to 139 now but i had to have a cup of this tonight since it’s been so long since i’ve had it. I wanted to see if it tasted as good as i recall. It does. Maybe even better, since i’ve grown to love these sorts of teas even more since i went off to china :) Thanks so much for passing off your unwanted tea to me keychange! I will love it for you heh!
Dexter inspired me. I’m sure i’ve had this before but i guess i forgot to log it? I’m too lazy to deal with a gaiwan today so i just made this up as a western brew and let it steep. for ages. sooo good! i’m almost tempted to add a splash of milk or maple syrup to this but i’ll opt for passing on that this time,. Instead i’m just enjoying this bold cup of delicious.
Katiek was awesome enough to send me some cookie when Lupicia was again out of stock when i was placing my order. I mistakenly read that she was sending me a tea bag and was super happy at even that! What showed up was a whole bag of ten! teabags! She wouldn’t let me send her anything in return so i have been doing my best to share her generosity with a number of Canadians who can’t get Lupicia easily. :) Today, i figured it was time enough for ME to actually try it. haha
So i tried this bag straight, no additives since that’s typically how i take my tea. I will be saving at least one more bag so that i can try this with a little milk, as recommended by Lupicia.
I am a fan of this one, though it’s the after taste i am really enjoying lol. Something in the taste at the tail end of the sip is making me a happy girl! I’m not sure if i’d reach for this before i’d reach for brioche, especially given how much of a pain it is to get this one into my hands but i would love to have some of the loose leaf version in my cupboard eventually. Thank you so much katiek for being awesome and sending this to me!