6583 Tasting Notes
I seriously can’t believe that i haven’t logged (and probably also tried) this yet. This.is. delicious. But only if i add my typical maple syrup that i love adding to smokier teas. It’s a little too much smoke for me without it, but all i really want to do with this one is cook with it now. My other half and i have a number of recipes that we’ve made for smokey tea cooking and this would be perfect for a couple of them. Glad i opted to try and get through my reserve teas this weekend!
thank you Alice This was one of the teas that Alice sent my way in our swap. I opted to try this one first out of the bunch she sent me because it was a nice small sample – i suspect this is how T2 sends samples with their orders. I’ve also never had wattleseed ever.
I really like this Alice! It’s an interesting blend that reminds me almost of waffles, though i’m not entirely sure if that’s because wattle and waffle look similar or it’s from the cinnamon and wattle seed. There’s a baked good sort of quality about this while still holding on to it’s black tea base. It’s not baked good like brioche for example..it’s that hint of bread like goodness. Overall quite pleased with this one! thanks alice!
so as some of you know, i often make matcha smoothies and lattes. Today i opted to try a matcha MILKSHAKE! Now you’re probably asking yourself how that’s much different than a smoothie..but oh.my.god. this is good. ice cream makes all the difference in the world. Creamy delicious french vanilla ice cream + frozen banana + matcha + milk + matcha = SOOOOO good!
The other great thing? This is a mini sipdown because it helped me finish off this package of matcha, though i do have more caramel in my cupboard. Baby steps!
Finally caught up with my tea logs from yesterday! i’ve been drinking this one today as i’m trying to spend some time going through my verdant reserve club teas today. They won’t be sipdowns but they are my oldest teas and the ones i have a tendency to hoarde. This is actually quite a nice oolong as far as oolongs go. it has that oolong taste that i don’t mind, but also don’t love. I have a tricky time with oolongs. Green ones often have that oolongy taste that i don’t like…and roasted oolongs sometimes have a particular taste that i also don’t like. this particular oolong has the same sort of taste, but it’s much less in this particular version. Overall it’s a nice tea.
Another one from last night – one of my friends isn’t feeling well so he risked asking me to make him tea. He ended up drinking this one but added a bit of triple sec and rum? i think it was to it…followed by some honey. It actually made for a pretty tasty cup of tea! A little strong for my tastes (in the alcohol department) but something i’d be willing to try again just for fun!
I picked this up when I was in Hilton head because my experience with the republic of tea through variouss trade has been that their bagged teas are decent enough when i need things for travelling or i’m too lazy to brew things properly. Kittenna borrowed a few of these for her travel to New Zealand and said it was a pretty good tea. This one isn’t available on the republic’s website since it appears to be made exclusively for the fresh market.
Overall, from what i recall last night, it was a pretty decent tea. I let it steep forever and it just enhanced the flavours. I won’t cry when i finish it, but i will enjoy drinking this tea when i need a caffeine free, tea bag option :)
One of my samples that Angel sent me, that sadly I neglected to pay attention to while drinking. Luckily though, I have another packet that i can use to have this again. I think I prefer Teavivre’s superfine keemun over this one, but this one is still delicious. I added a splash of maple as i always do to keemuns, and had this gulped down in the morning before i realised it!