3108 Tasting Notes
This is another tea that dexter sent my way, and i’m glad she did as my first order from tealux i wasn’t all that impressed, though to be fair we ordered mostly flavoured teas. Their straight teas seem to be where it’s at though, given the few samples i’ve had since then. This one is no exception. While it’s not a blow your mind out of the water sort of tea, it’s a nice light black tea that i drank up and was finished before i’d really realised it. :) I’m not sure i’d order it again given it’s “averageness” but i would never turn my nose up at this one. It’s a good tea for people who are just getting in to black, i would think as it’s not astringent and it’s not that in your face sort of bold black. :)
dear dexter. I hate you just a little. this tea is delicious! (but also on the expensive side) but i want more. I’m torn between sharing with my tea sister terri and drinking up the rest but i’m sure that i’ll send the lsat little bit to her lol. But now of course, i’ve spent the past 30 mins on the tealux website again, building a cart. Because i want more of this and there IS a sale this weekend…and then i could get more of this and share it with tastybrew too…and the girls here because this is yummy! It’s like bolder breakfast only more cocoa-ey and totally straight, whereas bolder breakfast has flavouring.
Seriously…if you like cocoa notes in your tea, just go buy some of this. It’s super tasty!
I had this yesterday because i need to stop hoarding teas that i enjoy. Now that it’s fall, there are a number of teas that i find myself wanting to drink. This is one of them. I did find yesterday myself wishing yesterday that this was more maple and less pecan. Not that i have anything against pecans but i really enjoy the maple flavouring that stacy uses. Overall though, a great cup as usual!
WOOHOO! I did it! Sipdown of a 52 tea that’s been sitting in my cupboard for far too long lol Must stop hoarding them heh. This also means that i’ve managed to bring my count of 52 teas down to a mere 6! only one of which do i really want to hoard (walter bishop i’m looking at you).
This wasn’t a bad tea, but the marshmallow wasn’t my thing until i started making these as lattes. Once i found that sweet spot, it was all good! thanks frank!
sipdown! (215) Another cold brew and this one is also tasty good. I erally enjoy fruit tisanes a lot. Even in winter, it’s like a taste of summer! :) This one is like tasty cherry koolaid…without being as sickly sweet or as artificial haha
….50 days until black friday. 65 teas + 6 from ttc + 3 from verdant brings me to needing 1.5 sipdowns each day. or one a day and an extra 4 on the weekend. EVEN if i ignore my vacation week, that’s still less than 2 sipdowns a day ( or 1 + 5 each weekend) This is looking like i can manage it. i think.
sipdown! yes..that’s right i’m allowed to pay attention to sipdowns now because i added all of the teas dexter sent to me in to my cupboard. Drinking this one up puts me at 216. woot woot! this as a cold brew was delicious!
Another sample from Tao Leaf tea. Again, not my favourite but still a good cup of tea. It’s almost time to add all of dexter’s teas to my cupboard and hope that i’ve managed to drink enough today to offset that lol. This is a malty sort of black, though there’s an earthiness here that makes it different from some of the other malty black’s that i’ve had. To be honest though, after the lapsang, this one comes through as a bit on the boring side lol. I need to remember not to drink straight normal blacks after smokey ones :)
I was curious about this one because they mention it being less intensely smokey than most lapsangs. So i figured what the hell. Opening the package i was not convinced, as this smells just as strongly as other lapsangs that i’ve had. However, after brewing this (western) it really does have a milder, sweeter taste than others. While i dont mind drinking lapsangs straight, i’ll be honest in that i mostly cook with them. This one though? PERFECTION…with a dash of maple syrup. I am really enjoying it this tonight with the maple syrup. I’d buy this again :)
I had this earlier in the day and it was fairly unremarkable to me. I’m not a huge fan of wuyi oolongs, so that’s likely why. It was a nice enough tea but not the tea for me.
i think… that perhaps fauchon and i don’t get along. Dinosara sent this one my way, and i really thought i would like it but the floral taste is too much for me. I don’t get much in the way of vanilla, though it is there for me a bit. Instead it feels very much like i’m back in my grandmother’s bathroom smelling her floral hand creams. Only that’s what it tastes like to me. bah. Oh well, can’t win them all, and if you like rose, you’d probably really like this tea.