4875 Tasting Notes
hmmmm…so far, not overly impressed with this tea. I’m wondering if i brewed it a little funny or it just really needs sugar to reach it’s happy spot.
I for sure get a chocolatey, cake kind of taste from this, but there isn’t a lot of strawberry in this one. I’m wondering if this needs sugar to bring that out. Or maybe i have a strawberry tea i can blend this with to get more strawberry + cake. I have enough to give it another whirl (more than 1 if i don’t brew it in my giant mugs lol), so the rating might be modified once i get a chance to play a little more.
mmmmm figured that i should take a bit of time to also have a few of my new teas that aren’t sipdowns right away, but that will be in 2-3 tea logs. Today i opted for this one as my “straight” tea even though it’s a blend. :) I do have to say that the rice in this one totally made me think of maggots…something about the shape and colour of them that threw me off when i spotted them.
soooo with that in mind hahahaha, this tea tastes like laoshan black…and genmaicha. I do like how it’s like laoshan blackgen maicha yeah…that’s how it tastes. Overall i really like this, but i also kind of feel like i prefer each from verdant more on their own. The sum of all of it’s parts is NOT greater that the individual pieces.
The first half of this is laoshan black’s malty, chocolatey goodness and then it blends nicely for a short instance in my mouth with the genmaicha and then in the after taste i’m mostly left with genmaicha.
I’m really glad i was able to try this. I also wonder in part if this is due to the new laoshan black batch, which some have claimed isn’t quite up to the same level as older batches. We’ll see, as i haven’t yet had the new batch. :)
Oh man. I really thought i’d broken my steepster when this tasting note didn’t want to open for like 3 mins. Good thing i’m incredibly distracted at the moment haha. This is technically my second time drinking this, though when the girls were over all i had time to do was add that i’d had it with no actual rating or tasting note.
kittenna was nice enough to leave me back a small sample so that i could have some more at my leisure and that time is NOW! mostly so that I can get to 298 teas so when my two teas show up tomorrow i stay under 300 (and yes Dinosara, i’m totally going to drink all of those tea bags tomorrow so they won’t be hanging over my head….all 100 of them! heh)
Anyway..i digress. So this tea. i am IN.LOVE. with the applesauce going on here…as in the apple, and cinnamon. SOOOOOOOO good. It’s like someone took the applesauce from the fridge and liquified it even more. The apple is in a great balance with the cinnamon.
That being said…potato? uh…well there are chunks of potato…but the flavour isn’t really there. not that i want it to be because i am loving this apple cinnamon.
So apparently all this tea is making me soooo sleepy. I can’t sleep yet since i’m still on call but man, i could sleep. So it looks like i’m going through phases tonight…some caramel teas…then the pumpkin one, which was kind of like apples…so here i am now. SIPDOWN!
haha thanks to Kittenna for this one. This tea smells like some other tea that i can’t place. It’s like a creamy-ish kind of generic rooibos smell.
The taste? It’s apple…and cinnamon and rooibos? I really wish i could place what this tea is reminding me of, and…. holy distracted tasting note batman. Mostly…this is REAAAAALLLLLYYYY reminding me of another tea that I can’t seem to figure out and it’s distracting me to the point of not being able to articulate my thoughts on this one… plus? tired Sil + on call with technology = say whaaaaa?
SIPDOWN! Love it when i can get two cup samples into a single mug because my giant mugs at home hold twice the liquid as normal people lol. Back down to 300 teas! (until tomorrow when my david’s tea order arrives).
This is a strange tea….pretty tasty, but strange. It smells like spicy, pumpkin-y ness… but when you sip it, it reminds me of apple? spice. I can see why Teasipper said cantaloupe, though I’m not feeling that specifically. Subtracting a few rating points off this because it’s somewhere in between pumpkin and apple spice, but it’s still a tea that i’d drink again for sure.
Must. have. one. more. sipdown. tonight. Oh man… good thing i’ve got conference calls tonight because i need at least one more tonight to get myself back down to 300 tonight after my swaps arrived (i’m ignoring the fact that i also received some bagged teas that need to go into my cupboard and i say NO!).
Anyway…SIPDOWN! Thank you Nina’s paris for this sample…my last of the bunch that were sent to me.
Edit: So about the tea… I quite enjoy the caramel mixing with the fruity taste. I prefer it just a little more than je t’aime because of the fruitiness, though if i wanted a straight up caramel tea i’d stick with the other one. This reminds me of one of the other teas that i purchased from Damman Frere’s but i’ll have to give it some thought before i say which one it is.
Overall, the black base is present in this one along with the caramel notes AND the fruity notes. The vanilla is also present, though less so imo than the caramel.
Thank you to Nina’s Paris for another wonderful sample! This is a tasty tasty cup of tea! It reminds me quite a bit of creme caramel from della terra, only with a stronger base and a better flavour to it. The scent of the tea is a little off but the liquid delicious makes up for that. I’d be willing to pick this up again for sure. LOoking forward to trying grand amour as well given how nice this one is!
So i figured that i should try another of my Steep City teas, since i had a disappointment with the Vanilla Sky. Id been sort of putting it off because i was a little afraid that I’d be stuck with another 2oz of something i didn’t like BUT today i made myself try one! haha
I’m glad i did :) While this isn’t my absolute favourite tea, i really think this will be nice in the summer. There is for sure a strawberry taste to it and i love the chunks of papaya? in it :) My other half says it smells and tastes like swedish fish. I’m not sure i agree but it is a sweet fruity tea :)