7534 Tasting Notes
I’m not sure how i feel about this one. I don’t dislike it, but it sort of blends in to a more bland blend than i’d like. and i totally got distracted mid review looking at wedding venues again. Every now and then i feel the urge to at least look at a few things and try to figure all this crap out. But at the end of the day, there’s very much a part of my that kinda wants to keep it small a la city hall wedding with parents and a couple close friends before going out to dinner somewhere with some good music and food. Like 10 ppl max…. sigh decisions, decisions…
Anyone else feel like the search functionality was broken or something. Teas just don’t come up for me, even when using my usual tricks. So i have to view all and go find them, or dig through my cupboard. Ah well…
This was a morning tea as i’m trying to work on some of my larger quantities of teas to help trim my cupboard down :) I still enjoy these which is good since my favourites are no longer available. These are a great second choice :) Today was 7 pearls for my large travel mug and it was delicious!
Yep…last tea for today as i snack on a tart from the tea festival this weekend (soooo good!) I’m pretty proud of myself. I organised my cupboard this weekend, bought a bunch of teas at the tea festival and still managed to end the weekend at 173. That means i’m only up 2 teas from January 31, despite having picked up a bunch of teas this weekend. What’s also nice is that i have a plan of attack for the next few teas i need to drink up, which is good since i’ll have tea from my dear swedish chef soon, along with the BBB Box, the Canadian Travelling tea box and my Feb Verdant blends box. I think i’ve also got a swap with variaTEA in the mix and a few others that i told to poke me in feb to swap teas with, so it should be a good time this month.
I like this tea a lot because it’s easy. Toss in a couple bags, let is sit for as long as i want and it’s a tasty hot mess of apple cinnamon goodness. DO i want it all the time? No…but on evenings when i’m super tired and lazy, a couple tea bags of tasty tea is a nice thing to have.
Ok for the record, teas that have never been reviewed before have weird landing pages since there are no reviews or anything there to be there like teas that have reviews. It’s like bit empty weirdo space etc. I do not like :)
I pulled this one out to drink today and first off, the aroma of this one is utterly omg insane. It’s strong, and seriously orange in your face. I’ve doubled bagged the tea again, and it’s still strong enough to be smelled through both bags.
Brewed, this confuses me a bit more. Gone is the amazing orange smells, and the puerh dominates. While not a problem for me, I can see some folks not liking this as much because the aroma doesn’t translate in to what you expect the tea to taste like. Instead it becomes more puerh + orange, rather than orange puerh. On the whole i enjoyed this a bunch. I’ll have to see what playing with the steeping times does, and see what resteeps offer in future.
I so need a few more people to drink this in the near future. The first time i had this, it was all sweet potato sort of flavours and now it’s lightly smokey, making it a delicious, delicious tea for a splash of maple syrup. Verdant is almost out of this, so i’m trying to decide whether to pick up some more, since i seem to be really enjoying it as of late.