5059 Tasting Notes
1200 tasting notes! woot woot! I thought i’d save it for something special but man every tea is special!
No real sipdowns coming up soon but i’ve resigned myself to that fact, especially in light of the fact that it’s THURSDAY! woot woot! only 2 more days until the fun is here haha. actually it technically starts on friday night but what the hey.
I am once again “helping” my friend drink her matcha down. At this point it’ll be forever until i can drink my own matcha again given that she’s got about 10? flavours that need help. I suspect that she’ll be off of tea for a while but maybe not. I’d forgotten how much i enjoy the mocha matcha, though i do prefer it when i can add a spash of coffee matcha to it to make it just a little less sweet. Of course today i added a splash of caramel matcha….i mean why not!
oh man…this one…ysaurella you are the best! She saved the last little bit of this one so that i could try it and i am loving it! I prefer it to florence from harney and sons, and i think i could even get my other half to drink this instead of hot chocolate. This is a great example of a chocolate tea that is really great!
I don’t get the almond taste that other people do, but this IS a delicious tea. This is much like a candied tea. Ysaurella was lovely enough to send me a sample of this and it’s great. Again, i am pleasantly happy with the way in which the flavours and the tea blend together without overpowering one another. Delicious!
i promise you that there ARE teas other than butiki teas in my cupboard though i’m pretty sure the ratio, at least in terms of sheer volume leans towards Butiki, Verdant and Upton at the moment. I apparently just got on to a Butiki kick earlier and haven’t gotten off. I still have a few samples that i’d like to try so i suspect there will be other non Stacy teas coming soon but we’ll see. Mostly i’m trying to take some time today to get working on the teas that I haven’t had a chance to really sit with and savour lately.
So this tea…I have no idea if this is close to plum pudding, but i do rather like the plum and spice that this tea provides. I had a cup of this with a small piece of brownie and the chocolate only served to enhance and bring out the plum notes. Delicious!
yeah that’s right…another butiki tea. with dessert…before i’ve had lunch. Nothing says YUM! like a brownie and a nice afternoon tea. This is a realy nice afternoon, mellow kind of “hey how’s it going, so nice of you to drop by” sort of tea. There’s a bit of maltiness and a teeeeeny bit of astringency but over all it’s a very relaxing cup with a bit of a dry aftertaste as well. I can see enjoying this on the weekend in the afternoons when i’m coming back from running around like a crazy person :)
apparently i’m having a bit of a butiki moment right now. I have to say that this is a pretty disgusting tea to look at after it’s been dumped with water lol. there’s a sludgy pinkish mess of goop in my brew basket…it’s a little weird.
As for the tea? well there’s a sour-ey sweet smell going on here that confuses my nose. The taste however? totally neat. I REALLY want to try this cold brewed as i think that’ the sweet spot for this tea. Hot, it’s not bad but i can feel that this would really pop as a cold brew! A little touch of sugar to sweeten it and the berries would be a delicious mess of bright pink koolaid colour tea of yum. Next stop? cold brewing this!
i needed a break from flavoured teas so i pulled out a couple of oolongs that i’d ordered (willingly) from Stacy. This is the first one. Although it’s a darker oolong it has taste that i associate with the oolongs that i don’t like. it’s less present in this tea than in others so i’m not overly frowning but i feel like this could be so much better without taste lol. Still though, not a bad little oolong and i’ll likey do a couple of resteeps just to see if the flavour changes enough for me to really enjoy it.