8174 Tasting Notes
Dexter inspired me. I’m sure i’ve had this before but i guess i forgot to log it? I’m too lazy to deal with a gaiwan today so i just made this up as a western brew and let it steep. for ages. sooo good! i’m almost tempted to add a splash of milk or maple syrup to this but i’ll opt for passing on that this time,. Instead i’m just enjoying this bold cup of delicious.
Katiek was awesome enough to send me some cookie when Lupicia was again out of stock when i was placing my order. I mistakenly read that she was sending me a tea bag and was super happy at even that! What showed up was a whole bag of ten! teabags! She wouldn’t let me send her anything in return so i have been doing my best to share her generosity with a number of Canadians who can’t get Lupicia easily. :) Today, i figured it was time enough for ME to actually try it. haha
So i tried this bag straight, no additives since that’s typically how i take my tea. I will be saving at least one more bag so that i can try this with a little milk, as recommended by Lupicia.
I am a fan of this one, though it’s the after taste i am really enjoying lol. Something in the taste at the tail end of the sip is making me a happy girl! I’m not sure if i’d reach for this before i’d reach for brioche, especially given how much of a pain it is to get this one into my hands but i would love to have some of the loose leaf version in my cupboard eventually. Thank you so much katiek for being awesome and sending this to me!
I received a sample of this one when i picked up a few teas from World of Tea when i was in ottawa. It’s not a tea i would have picked myself since i’m not a HUGE fan of oolongs but i’ll try anything! ;) This is overall a pleasant roasted oolong. I chose to brew this western style but it comes across as the sort of oolong that might be best tasted using a gaiwan. I’d call this your average middle of the road oolong..nothing to knock your socks off but still pleasant!
you know…when you’re SOOO close to finishing a tea that you think you can and then there’s just enough in the bag left that you can’t justify adding it to the cup because there’s really just enough to have another full cup of tea with what’s left? Story of my life with this tea hahaha. That’s not a terrible thing because i do love it, but i was certain this would be a sipdown! I’m not trying to sipdown things today but apparently i’m on a roll with them :) I’ll be sad when this one is gone, but i know it’ll be rotated in to my cupboard again, so no real complaints here :)
my last cup of this…farewell winter tea! Maybe that means spring will be just around the corner.On the whole, i really enjoyed this tea more than i thought i would given my preferences when it comes to white teas. I’m not sure that i’d purchase it again, but i’d be willing to share a tin or swap for some more in future!
hmmm not sure how i feel about this one. I didn’t get much out of this one beyond a taste of bergamot. The vanilla was missing from this and overall it came across much like an earl grey to me. :) Thank you for sending this my way Ysaurella! I’ll have to try this one again before i come to a conclusion on this one :)
mmmm mini sipdown on this one! i finished up my package of this but i still, thankfully, have more of this thanks to Courtney! What it DOES mean, is that another one of my older teas is finished up so i’m making baby progress towards my 6month goal. I still think this tea is amusing in how one day it’s smokey and the next it’s all sweet potatoes. Either way, i love it!