8166 Tasting Notes
I believe this one was from Terri (or possibly Dexter) and since i am starting to amass puerh samples, i really need to take some time to focus on drinking them up. I had this one several times over the course of this morning and over all this is a really nice puerh. I sadly, have since not only spilled water on my notes that i was taking on the steepings but have to get running to work… soooo there will be a better tasting note in future. promise. I have enough to play with again :)
sooo not my day today. I was supposed to work from home and now my remote access is having issues so i may very well be going in to work only to have my computer taken away from me for the rest of the day and be unable to get work done anyway lol. I had this earlier in the morning and it’s a sipdown. I need to focus on the teas from the ladies in our BBB box since i know that Terri is itching to send it on to me. heh I enjoyed this one a lot, and it makes me want to check out more of the teas at california tea house. thanks tastybrew!
I figured i should have this one before I get is over to Courtney in our swap. I picked this one up on a whime because they had a decaf caramel creme but no normal caramel creme. So i bought 50 of each, and figured i’d make my own at the least. Plus this way, i get three teas for 2 haha. I will need to play with this one a bit more because i only let it steeps for 2 mins, since that’s what Tea G. suggests. I’m wondering if steeping it a little longer will make it more bitter or just bring out the cream.
At least the cream flavour in this one tastes really nice. it’s subtle but it’s delicious. If this is what i can expect from the other few that i picked up from Tea G, then i will be a happy camper! Hope you enjoy it courtney! and if you don’t, that’s ok too haha
i’m having this one along with a caffinated tea just because. I had a long day and so i’m trying to get some relax time in before i have to head to bed. I’m going to try and work from home tomorrow, in part just so that i can get some tea drinking in. I’m going to try and hit 155 this weekend, provided no packages end up arriving in the mail tomorrow. I have a plan of attack :) I’ll be good when this one is done, since a 1 oz bag is about as much as i need until next year rolls around. I like the creaminess of this one, but i could do without the stupid sprinkles
So i’m lazy..and have zero knowledge of anything going on out there in the land of herbal stuff…but every time i drink the new blend, I want more spice and ginger in it. I want it to be more like the first time i had this…
On a random Verdant tangent…not happy with the new rewards, even if i was hoping for different ones someday…but since i’ve had a 10$ coupon i can’t redeem for the glass steeper, and I don’t much need a sample. So my points will just sit there and accumulate.
So in a weird twist of something or other…i had this one again today. Guess what? No smoke…it’s back to tasting like the first time i had it. The only thing i can think of is that i changed up the steeping parameters a bit or there’s something weird going on with some of the leaves :) Still delicious, and I love it both ways..but it caught me off guard this morning when it was back to “normal” haha
So the bad news? This used to be orange and vanilla and had a much creamier creamiscle sort of taste. the good news? I still like it :) Though truth be told i really liked the vanilla/orange thing Herbal Infusions had going on with this one. I may have to see if i can find a way to replicate it. Dropping the rating a bit since the tea has changed, but it still generally tasty. :) Of course now this also makes me wonder if they’ve changed their cacao tea from when i fell in love with it…
Final count: 168
Sipdown! One of the shared teas between Kittenna, Raritea and I. I figure since they were easy sipdowns, i should at least try to get those down tonight since i haven’t managed very many sipdowns, and word on the street is that there will be a package here soonish. This one smelled pretty darn good when we were looking at it. Sadly, upon brewing it, it’s sort of a weirdly black, sort of caramel ISH kinda tea that doesn’t really make me think of popcorn OR caramel. How sad…
So i’d forgotten that I’d had this one before courtesy of Terri. What’s more fun still, is that this is a MUCH tastier cup this time around. Apparently the last time i tried it via terri, i got all the coconute flavouring in the tea she sent. This time, it’s a much more balanced cup with both the vanilla and coconut coming through. Bumping the rating up, since it’s in this tin, it’s quite nice. It makes me curious though as to how consistent Adagio is with their creations. it’s possible it was the sample terri sent me, but sinceit’s not coconut bits, it’s the flavouring, how consistent are the varying incarnations of their blends? :) Anyway, i like this one much more this time around!