4942 Tasting Notes
As i was brewing this up i was trying to figure out what it was reminding me of. kittenna nailed it – David’s tea: glitter n gold. Less gold spinkles, more cinnamon and less sweet than David’s IMO. Over all not a bad tea but i really only needed this one cup to drink. The rest can go into the swap box!
I’m going to assume that this one was from raritea Also a sipdown – thank god for 2 cup (normal size) samples that let me finish them off in one Sil sized mug! This isn’t a tea that i need in my cupboard all the time but that’s more due to my penchant for blacks. Greens and whites tend to be a little light for my tastes.
This has a really nice base and there aren’t any floral notes, which a lot of greens tend to have. I also really like the juicy feel to this tea. Thanks for the share!
i wish i could drink this. I had a sip of it and it was tasty because i’m not a hibiscus hater but oh. my. god. the aroma of this tea seeped reminds me of walking in to a bath shop…like LUSH…where all i do is sneeze and want to get the hell out of there (sorry LUSH lovers!). The taste does not compute with the aroma of this one and my head can’t get past it. Thanks to kittenna for this sample.
Thank you whatshesaid (i swear i almost wrote whatshername again) lol This one was part of our swaps and i’m SUPER glad to get to try it before i had to make a purchase. I’m not quite how i feel about this one yet. I may need to try it cold brewed first. The bergamot and I do not get along. at all. But this is a strange tea. It smells a little like florence from harney and sons…but then it tastes a little like caramel with a splash of fruitiness. I’m going to have to play with this one a little more. I don’t hate it, but i’m not sure how i feel about it yet. heh
SIPDOWN! of the secret tea that Stacy’s been working on lately. I actually did a cold brew of this one a few days ago and it was delicious. Tonight’s steeping is hot with the last of it. I’m looking forward to this one eventually being up on her website. It’s a fruity lighter tea that i quite enjoy,
SIPDOWN! thanks to indigobloom for a sample of this. I tossed this in my smoothie this morning, though i’ll be honest i also mixed it in with mocha and caramel. yes that’s right… mocha, caramel smoothie with a shot of espresso lol In terms of “coffee” type matchas, i think i prefer the coffee matcha to go with my smoothies, though this one isn’t bad. I believe this was robust flavouring, so with distinctive it might be toned down a bit as well. overall, not too shabby!
SIPDOWN! and that concludes that experiement apart from a bunch fo resteeps on the last little bit i have. Personally? and maybe it’s just the half of the bag that i had, this really didn’t taste much different form laoshan black. Sure there were bits of rice in it but otherwise it was just laoshan black and i hanging out. So yeah, good tea but disappointing as i hoped for something a little different.
Overall a pretty darn productive day. I managed to get my cupboard down to 281, I have two swaps going out the door tomorrow, I have a swap to package up for next weekend. Other half and i got 3 days to spend together; we cleaned the house, did laundry, watched some movies, spent time outside, went to a craft fair, made banana bread and stew, got to sleep in…did some work things, organized my tea cupboard and got ready for April. Might even have some semblance of a vacation planned to go visit montreal, quebec and ottawa in a month.
So i’m relaxing with a cup of this tonight while we watch a few shows. I still don’t see much difference between this one and strawberry pie but it’s still a tea i enjoy. Overall, a satisfying end to satisfying long weekend.
Edit: So i’m totally wired or something right now ‘cause i feel like i’m talking a mile a minute only i’m not talking, i’m typing and my other half it just looking at me like i’m nuts but mostly i just needed to say that i’m sorry walterbishop tea for ever comparing you to strawberry pie. you are so much more than that and ever so much more delicious. wheee!