5357 Tasting Notes
My tastebuds seem to be back to normal, or at least mostly back to normal for black teas so I thought i’d chance a bit of my sample from Hesper June today because I’ve been dying to try them since they arrived!
I have to say this is a pretty tasty tea. I’m digging the chocolatey hazelnut flavour that’s not too in your face but is still strong enough to appreciate. There’s not “artificial” taste to this tea which is great. I think i was expecting a bit more chocolate than is present but it’s still a great cup of tea!
Thank you so much Hesper June for letting me try this one! I’m excited to try the others that you sent me :)
I absolutely will not do this justice wiht this tasting note as I’m at work and brewed this western style. I fully intend to do more steepings tonight when i get home, as well as try this gonfu style once my gaiwan arrives..but for now, this is what i have!
This isn’t a malty tea for me. There’s a definite chocolate feel, but different from laoshan black or some of the other black teas i enjoy. As i sip this, there’s a note at the end of my sips that’s almost fruity, but i suspect is just the honey note coming through. (I’m still not sure my tastebuds are 100%) It’s not as rich and bold as other blacks, but it’s wonderfully smooth and delightful as i sip through this. It makes me wish i’d packed my leaves to bring to work for resteeps.
Edit: Some tasty re-steeps tonight that have really been enjoyable.
Caramel PEACH! Peach you say? Oh yea…frozen peaches + milk + caramel matcha = deeeeeeelicious! I guess technically this is a mini sipdown because i was able to get through one of my packages of caramel matcha that i ordered but i still have a delicious, wonderful large in my cupboard to drink down. I’m still digging the caramel matcha so i strongly suspect that this will forever be a staple in my cupboard in terms of matcha – especially since you can mix it with so many things to make it extra yummy!
Having some of this in an effort to try and stick to teas that my tastebuds won’t find wonky. I really don’t want to waste any of my tea with not being able to taste it. I seem to be ok for spicier chai like teas and the darker, bolder teas. This is a bit off today but not to the point of being disappointed. I still love this tea and will continue to enjoy it! I really enjoy the flavour of it, though it’s not my favourite straight tea from stacy. :)
Blueberry smoothie this morning! First day back at work, though I’m still sick. Sadly if i could stay home and work from home today I would have but with my black berry issues, i had to go in. Need to be able to finalize things for china as well given that it’s 3 weeks away and im starting to enter panic mode. visa, passport pics for the visa, book hotel, book flights, check to see if i need shots, should i get an inhaler given the crappy air quality, figure out a day tour…oh and you know do real work!
I added some cheesecake to this one today, which i find really smoothes out the blueberry flavour and makes it much less tart. I really hope red leaf doesn’t have to increase their shipping costs as well. I’m totally bummed about that this morning. Didn’t think it would be that bad…
Thanks for this one Raritea!
Had a few cups of this tonight while playing dominion for a change of pace with the other half tonight. I wanted a break from the computer as apparently i draind myself a bit yesterday entertaining (but man it was worth it!) I don’t mind this one…in fact it’s one of those rare david’s tea that i wouldn’t turn my nose up at, provided i was in the mood for cinnamon. I can taste the apple hanging out in the cup, so i’m hoping this is a sign that my taste buds are returning to normal! overall, not a bad little tea even if i won’t ever stock it as a staple.
Raritea – Love that i get to try more of David’s teas through you since they’re not a company I’m moved to try on my own :) Feel free to send more of your castoffs my way haha
Thanks to kittenna for this one, not quite a sip down as I have some saved for a small cup for when I’m no longer sick. However, sickbuds tell me that while this isn’t a bad cup of tea, its not my favourite. I’m getting the date taste but its nothing that screams! Omg why hasn’t frank brought this one back! :)