3741 Tasting Notes
What I’ve learned about working out… Make a tumbler of tea before you leave the house, so that due to the insane properties of my tumbler, by the time I’m done and on my way home, the tea has cooled off enough to let me drink it while I travel home haha. And that’s exactly what I did today. This tea is a nice, every day kinda of tea…and by that I mean it’s not super crazy flavour insane tea, but it’s not too bland and blah….it’s like the red rose orange period tea my parents drink every day. Except this taste nothing like that heh the is apricot goodness in a tea.
Oh man….today was an exhausting end to an exhausting week. Friday is workout day! It’s been almost a month since we started going to the gym regularly and today it was a struggle to go and stay…so by the time I got home and we cleaned out the kitchen and made dinner I was pooped. I don’t usually react to caffeine but just in case, I really wanted to make sure I ended the night with a non caffeinated tea…or low as possible.
This one arrived in the mail tonight along with a few others so I figured there was no reason NOT to try it! Besides, i figured if nothing else, it could be like dessert!
Well, this tea didn’t disappoint! This might be my favourite tea from frank so far. When you open the bag it is intensely cinnamon-ey..yeah that’s a word tonight lol however in brewing the tea, it really does just becomes a mess of cinnamon bun flavours. Just like with real cinnamon buns, I couldn’t
T drink this every night, but man, when I drink it, it will be wonderful!
Yep, I still don’t feel the cheesecake love in this one. I really want to try the black base if it ever comes back to see how that changes the taste. That being said, this is a decent tea. To me this is more like an apricot tea than anything else. I tried steeping this in a lower temperature water than the first time, and that seems to have helped. Yet another reason why i would LOVE for frank to include recommended steeping times in his tea logs heh.
I’m just enjoying being able to find the time at work to brew a second (or third) mug of tea during the day. Helps to keep me drinking liquids and means i’m less dehydrated than when i go all day drinking nothing.
Inspired by Azzrian to re-visit this one this morning, I AM changing my rating as it is a nice blend. that being said, I think i prefer straight Laoshan Black. There’s an intensity that i find lacking in the blend that I adore in the straight tea. Anytime i drink Verdant teas though, I really am in awe of how wonderful tea can be when you take even just a few moments to savour the flavour and absorb what’s going on around you…to take a deep breath and that 30 second pause in our hectic days.
So I really wanted to mix this with winter fire from butiki but when I wasn’t looking my other half drank the last of it on me. HE loves spicy things heh. However, this was a nice end to the evening. I wanted something caffeine free or low in caffeine and this gave me that plus some minty chocolate goodness.
HOLY HELL! So for those of you out there who like spicy…. Go, go now and order this. Now admittedly I don’t have a high tolerance for spicy…but I’m working on it. I actually like this tea, though I can’t drink it haha. The tea is beautiful….this smells like Christmas….but then you take a sip…and it’s liquid spice…actually the initial taste isn’t..and if the entire tea was the initial taste, I could drink this. But hiding behind the initial taste is a spicy fiery ninja of liquid fire! HIYAH! Yah that’s right….
The worst part is…I keep trying to drink it, going omg! When it gets to the back of my tongue..and then forgetting its so spicy and trying again. Kinda like childbirth..but with less mess, a delicious taste and not nearly as painful….so not at all but yeah… Except for the forgetting part.
So go…try this if you enjoy a bit of a kick to your tea :)
So I brought the rest of my peach oolong to work today to share with the folks here. they’ve been laughing at me all week about my tea consumption and i figured since the masses seem to really enjoy this tea, it might shut them up. Well it did ha! for now… now they want to know how much it costs and where they can get some good tea etc..
In so far as this tea goes, I’ll likely not order it again. While i appreciate the delicate taste of this tea, it’s just not for me. DO NOT let that deter you from trying this tea as I honestly believe that this is a wonderful tea if you can appreciate this type of tea.