4729 Tasting Notes
SIPDOWN! Finished this one off after a long boring day at work and a quick trip to to pick up my other half. home now and settling in to try and spend a relaxing evening doing a few things and sipping a few teas. I’ll have to pay more attention to the bag i pick this up again from stacy. There was a bunch of flavouring at the bottom of the bag that i just dumped into the cup….needless to say HOLY HELLO LAST CUP!
if you like maple…and pecans…go try this tea. even if you aren’t a fan of oolong lol it’s delightful!
mmmm still thinking about picking up another bag of this even though i have 1.5 at home right now. I probably won’t as dear god I have an abundance of tea at the moment. However, this is a pretty darn tasty blend. I especially enjoy it because it’s not a sweet blend exactly. There’s the pumpkin spice and the black base that has hints of cheesecake and caramel..but it’s not sweet. That makes me a happy camper as I find SOME of frank’s blends to be a little on the sweet side. This way I can always add sweetner if i’m desperate for a bit more sweetness :)
So a while back I placed an order with teavivre and I have to say their customer service was pretty awesome, or at least unexpected. They actually emailed me because they were tracking my package and let me know the post office had said they’d tried to deliver. Now, unbeknowest to them, the post office here is riduculous and hadn’t but at least i was able to get right on the post office about where my order was.
Anyway, i digress. Since I need to get my cupboard under control, I’ve got to start drinking some of the tea samples from teavivre! I figure I can drink at least one a day which will get me through the first half of the samples i picked up (love that the samples come in 2 little packs instead of one big one!).
This was the random tea i grabbed this morning from the bunch..it’s like a grab back of delicious excitement waiting to happen! I have to say, this one is pretty darn tasty. I’ll be doing re-steeps tonight when i get home but this first brew is one I can see keeping around for one of my morning blacks. I’d put this one up there with my taiwanese assam from butiki and laoshan black from verdant. I’m sure there will be others but those are my favs at the moment.
This is a nice smooth black, that has a malty taste to it without being as intense as say, laoshan black. There’s a hint of caramel at teh end of the sip but it’s not overly pronounced. mmmm this is a really nice start to the morning.
Goodbye dear english toffee matcha. You have been a delight to drink in the mornings :) I would buy this again, though i don’t think it will have a permanent place in my home for the sheer sake that I’m finding myself drawn to fruit matcha in summer and more coffee/mocha type matcha in winter. English toffee is a treat that I’ll have once in a while when i want to revist an old friend.
tried this tonight, even though i know better and normally leave franks teas to sit for a few weeks to settle in. Just really wanted to get a sense as to whether i WILL enjoy it or not. I’m leaning towards enjoying it as a fun cup to drink occasionally, but time will tell once this has had a chance to really settle. :)
This is a terrific vanilla matcha. Especially when adding to other flavours for that extra kick of creamy goodness. I’ve had this a few times but haven’t logged it as it’s usually been an addition to another matcha smoothie. I’ll do a full write up soon on this one but it’s for sure a reorder whenever i end up getting through this one.